Mathew Sexton Wants to be Great
"I think I bring more to the table and that’s kind of my goal."
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Former Eastern Michigan receiver and professional journeyman Mathew Sexton will have a new team to play for this winter. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Sexton was drafted by the XFL’s Vegas Vipers to round out its wide receiver room.
Since Sexton went undrafted and unsigned out of college in 2020, this is the fourth team across three leagues to sign him.
In late 2020-early 2021, Sexton played a season in The Spring League, then the Steelers signed and tried him out during a preseason game in 2021. Sexton returned five punts for 86 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards (targeted four times) in his preseason action before he was cut by the team. He signed a reserve/future deal with Kansas City in January before he suffered an injury during rookie mini-camp. Sexton’s recovery and display at the NFL Alumni Academy landed him in the XFL.
“I wasn’t sure I was going to get drafted, honestly,” Sexton recently told me in an interview after his draft selection.
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