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D.J. Matthews switching numbers in 2019

Florida State junior wide receiver D.J. Matthews wore No. 29 during his first two seasons with the Seminoles. In year three, he’s decided to switch back to the number he wore in high school, No. 7. Currently, no player on #FSU’s roster is listed as wearing No.7 so it looks like it’s free for Matthews to swoop up. The last ‘Nole to wear the number was running back Ryan Green back in 2017.

The Jacksonville native is looking to break out in 2019 and maybe he’s hoping a little nostalgia will bring him back to his prep days, where Matthews scored 37 total touchdowns over his four years at Trinity Christian Academy. The 5-foot-10, speedy receiver has recorded just 47 catches for 452 yards and two touchdowns while being the team’s primary punt returner so far during his Florida State career. However, he showed off a sense of urgency to become more involved in the offensive this spring, catching a game-high 10 passes for 122 yards (including a highlight reel one-handed catch), in the Seminoles’ Garnet and Gold game earlier in April. Matthews is expected to be one of the top producers in the receiving corps as an upperclassman.


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