Devils Spotlight – Sean Matheson
Sean Matheson is a senior on the Eagle Valley football team. He plays running back and defensive back, and enjoys returning kicks and punts. He loves the team’s offense, because it confuses the heck out of the opposing team’s defense. Oh, and it lets him run for more yards than the other team’s entire offense. For more on Sean, read on:Date of birth: March, 31, 1988Born in: San DiegoParents: Precy and DonaldPosition: Running back and defensive backWhat do you like best about playing Eagle Valley football?: “Running the offense. Running the ball is pretty fun, and playing with the players in my team is pretty cool, too. I like special teams, too.”What do you like about your coach John Ramunno?: “He knows how to get us going. He’s a good coach and he teaches us well. He never yells at us. When we do something wrong, he explains it to us.”
What is your best football moment?: “Probably having a 211-yard game on seven carries.”What was the best part of Friday’s victory over Battle Mountain?: “Scoring on my first play was pretty huge.” (Sean ran the ball for a 33-yard touchdown on Eagle Valley’s first play from scrimmage.)Favorite movie: DodgeballFavorite line from Dodgeball: “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”Plans for next year: “I want to play college football – that’s my dream.”Life plans: “I’m looking into being a teacher.”What do you do in your free time?: “Mostly hang out with my friends.”
If you had a free day tomorrow, what would you do?: “Sleep all day.”Favorite class in school: WeightliftingFavorite TV show: South ParkFavorite athletes: Champ Bailey and LaDainian TomlinsonFavorite pro team: Pittsburgh SteelersDo you think if you ran backwards, you could beat Jerome Bettis in a race?: “Probably.”Where is a place you would like to visit?: “My mom’s hometown in The Philippines.”
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?: “To be invisible.”If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would it be?: SurvivorFavorite communist country: ChinaDo you think you will get to throw the ball this year?: “I did once last year, so hopefully I will be able to this year.”Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 608, or firstname.lastname@example.org.Vail, Colorado
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