Saskatchewan Roughriders

Matt Dominguez - Receiver - 2003-08 - Sam Houston State

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Matt Dominguez was born June 27th, 1978 in Georgetown, Texas. He grew up in Georgetown, the oldest of six children. Matt received a football scholarship after high school to attend Sam Houston State University. At Sam Houston State he was the school's first NCAA Div I-AA All-American, Matt caught 211 passes for 3,272 yards and 27 touchdowns. In 1998 and 1999, he was the teams MVP and still holds eight Sam Houston State records and five Southland Football League records. In 2005, Matt was inducted into the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.

 

After University Matt was a member of the Denver Broncos, he spent 2001 on the active roster and was sidelined in 2002 with his first knee injury. In May 2003, Matt moved to Regina, Saskatchewan to play for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The athletic Dominguez brought instant credibility to the Roughrider receiving core. After years of disappointment Dominguez was central in the revitalization of Roughrider football in Saskatchewan. The sure-handed Dominguez eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving in his first season with 1,071 on 75 catches as he quickly became quarterback Nealon Greene's go to target.

 

In 2004, a knee injury would derail a promising start to the season. This knee injury is what had ended Dominguez's NFL career and it threatened to do the same in the CFL. The same injuries would plague Dominguez in 2005 and it took perseverance and dedication for Dominguez to return healthy in 2006 when he woudl post a career high 1,169 yards receiving to be among the league leaders.

 

2007 was a magical season for Saskatchewan and Dominguez played a big part, mentoring upcoming stars in Weston Dressler and Andy Fantuz, Matt also contributed on the field with 761 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns. His troublesome knee's would again be a factor in missing games however Dominguez was on the field in Toronto when Saskatchewan defeated Winnipeg to capture the franchises 3rd Grey Cup.

 

Dominguez would be back with the club in 2008 before a final knee injury ended his career. The personable Dominguez was a crowd favorite and even appeared in an episode of the hit t.v. show Corner Gas. He continues to live in Regina with his family and is an ardent supporter of the Roughriders.

 

-- statistics --

  Receiving      
Yr Team C Yds Avg Lg TD
2003 Ssk 75 1,071 14.3 72 3
2004 Ssk 28 331 11.8 50 3
2005 Ssk 11 142 12.9 34 2
2006 Ssk 72 1,169 16.2 64 5
2007 Ssk 45 761 16.9 69 5
2008 Ssk 19 267 14.1 48 2
Total 6 250 3,741 15.0 72 20