Jensen, Matthew

Jensen is a native of Scranton Pennsylvania but spent time living in Utah and Wyoming. In High School, Jensen was a team Captain for the Pocono Mountain East High Football team and made All-Star teams for both the offensive and defensive line. Jensen also lettered in track and field, specializing in Javelin.

After High School, Jensen moved back to Utah and played rugby for the first time under Coach Larry Gelwix at Highland. The following year Jensen attended Brigham Young University and was a preferred walk-on for the Cougars Football team. After a two-year service mission in Paraguay Jensen returned to BYU and made the decision to play Rugby over Football.

While playing at BYU, Jensen won two National Championships and made the All-Americans tour to Australia in 2016 where he made his mark as someone to watch. Jensen continued to impressed national selectors and got the call-up to the Eagles squad as a reserve against the NZ Maori All Blacks.

In February 2017 Jensen became Eagle number 506 earning his first cap with the Eagles against Uruguay and has continued to be a part of the Eagles and USA Selects side being capped five times and scoring against Georgia and Chile.

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Height 6'8"
Weight 260 lbs
Hometown Farmington, UT
DOB 4/21/1992