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Matt
Shiltz
#16 Quarterback
Matt
Shiltz
#16 Quarterback
Height 6'2
Weight 205 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-12-07 (31)
Born St. Charles, IL
School Butler
Status AMER
Completions 108
Attempts 161
Yards 1556
Touchdowns 7

CFL: 7th season

Stamps: 1st season

 

Games played through 2023

Regular season: 78

Playoffs: 3

Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired                                                                                                                                                    

Signed as free agent on Feb. 13, 2024.

 

Pro path

  • 2017 – Signed by Montreal Alouettes (CFL) on Apr. 5
  • 2022 – Signed as free agent by Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) on Feb. 6

 

2023

(Hamilton) Shiltz dressed for 11 games for the Tiger-Cats and made three starts, posting a 2-1 record. He connected on 108 of 161 passes (a 67.1 per cent completion rate) for 1,556 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Shiltz also had 23 carries for 160 yards and one major. In his first start of the season in Week 3 against Montreal, Shiltz threw for 345 yards in a losing effort. He then won his next two starts against Ottawa and at Edmonton before suffering an injury that sidelined him for seven games. Shiltz was back in uniform for the final six games of the regular season and then started the Eastern Semi-Final, completing 13 of 23 passes for 144 yards and carrying the ball four times for 34 yards.

 

2022

(Hamilton) In his first season with the Tiger-Cats, Shiltz played 17 games including three starts. He completed 71.7 per cent of his passes (85 completions on 119 attempts) and accumulated 935 passing yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Shiltz added 28 rushes for 152 yards and a touchdown and three receptions for 37 yards. He was 2-1 as a starter with victories against Toronto in Week 10 and in the regular-season finale at Ottawa. In Week 11 at Montreal, Shiltz had 303 passing yards and two touchdowns. In the Eastern Semi-Final, he completed 11 of 19 passes for 127 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

 

2021

(Montreal) Shiltz was in uniform for 11 games and made three starts. He completed 49 of 78 passes for 760 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. On the ground, he carried the ball 18 times for 85 yards and one score. Shiltz won back-to-back starts in October. In Week 11 at Ottawa, he threw for 281 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score. In Week 12 against Toronto, he had 212 yards and two majors through the air.

 

2020

(Montreal) Shiltz was under contract with the Alouettes but the season was cancelled because of the global pandemic.

 

2019

(Montreal) Shiltz dressed for all 18 regular-season games for the Alouettes and made one start. He completed 42 of 68 passes for 527 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 119 rushing yards and one touchdown on 15 carries. Shiltz’s start came in Week 16 at BC as he threw for 177 yards including a 97-yard touchdown pass to Eugene Lewis. In Week 9 against Saskatchewan, Shiltz scored his first CFL rushing touchdown. He was also in uniform for the Eastern Semi-Final.

 

2018

(Montreal) Shiltz dressed for 12 games as a backup quarterback and completed 19 of 30 passes for 194 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He added five carries for 24 yards. Most of Shiltz’s action came in a Week 6 game at Calgary as he replaced injured starter Drew Willy and completed 16 of 25 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown.

 

2017

(Montreal) After spending four games on the injury list and five on the Alouettes’ practice roster, Shiltz was activated for a Week 11 game against Ottawa. He saw first action as a quarterback in Week 16 at Calgary when he completed eight of 10 passes for 75 yards. Shiltz threw his first CFL touchdown pass in Week 19 at Saskatchewan. For the season, he dressed for nine games including his first career start in the regular-season finale at Hamilton and completed 35 of 61 passes for 385 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Shiltz also carried the ball 12 times for 85 yards.

 

First game: Aug. 31, 2017, vs Ottawa

First completion: Sept. 29, 2017, at Calgary

First passing touchdown: Oct. 27, 2017, at Saskatchewan

First rushing touchdown: Aug. 9, 2019, vs Saskatchewan

First reception: July 21, 2022, at BC

 

College                                                                                                                                                 

Shiltz was a second-team Pioner Football League all-star in his final season (2015) at Butler as he threw for 2,713 yards and 19 touchdowns. In 29 games over four seasons (2012-15) with the Bulldogs, he completed 324 of 552 passes for 4,037 yards and 29 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. Shiltz also carried the ball 175 times for 857 yards and 13 majors and had four catches for 32 yards.

 

Personal

Shiltz twice was named first-team academic all-Pioneer Football League at Butler, where he majored in accounting. At St. Charles North High School, he set single-season school records for passing yards (1,567) and touchdowns (22). He was the North Stars’ MVP and leadership award winner.

Seasons

Passing

YEAR TEAM GP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
2017
MTL 9 35 61 385 1 4 6.3
2018
MTL 12 19 30 194 1 3 6.5
2019
MTL 18 42 68 527 3 2 7.8
2021
MTL 11 49 78 760 3 2 9.7
2022
HAM 17 85 119 935 4 2 7.9
2023
HAM 11 108 161 1556 7 5 9.7
Total
78 338 517 4357 19 18 8.4

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2017
MTL 9 12 85 0 7.1 23
2018
MTL 12 5 24 0 4.8 8
2019
MTL 18 15 119 1 7.9 29
2021
MTL 11 18 85 1 4.7 17
2022
HAM 17 28 152 1 5.4 30
2023
HAM 11 23 160 1 7.0 15
Total
78 101 625 4 6.2 30

Game Log

Passing

DATE WEEK OPP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
06-18
2 TOR 13 14 118 1 0 8.4
06-23
3 MTL 25 47 345 0 2 7.3
07-08
5 OTT 19 26 233 1 1 9.0
07-13
6 EDM 10 17 184 0 0 10.8
09-30
17 CGY 11 19 225 2 1 11.8
10-07
18 SSK 16 19 271 2 1 14.3
10-13
19 BC 14 19 180 1 0 9.5
Total
108 161 1556 7 5 10.2

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-18
2 TOR 2 2 0 1.0 2
06-23
3 MTL 4 24 0 6.0 13
07-08
5 OTT 5 30 0 6.0 12
07-13
6 EDM 2 10 1 5.0 6
09-30
17 CGY 3 30 0 10.0 14
10-07
18 SSK 4 38 0 9.5 15
10-13
19 BC 3 26 0 8.7 15
Total
23 160 1 6.6 77