5/10/2012 9:32:40 AM
Name: Drake Matuska
Year in school: Senior
Team and sport: Basketball, Football, and Baseball
Position: Power forward, middle linebacker/receiver, and catcher/pitcher
Pro athlete: Adrian Peterson
Pro team: Miami Heat
Movie: Talladega Nights
TV show: CSI Miami
Actor: Will Ferrell
Song: "Jump" by Van Halen
Band/musical artist: Van Halen
Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and/or athletics in general.
The thrill of competition and hanging out with your friends doing something you love.
What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?
Scoring the first touchdown on KM Telecom Stadium's new turf field.
Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why?
Adrian Peterson, he inspires me every day with his work ethic and mindset. I think he is the best running back in the game today, but he works to improve everyday to be even better then the best.
What are your plans or goals after graduating from high school?
I plan to attend Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota and major in Biology.
What advice do you have for younger athletes?
To play and practice your heart out every time you step on the field or court. You never know when it is going to end, so play as if tomorrow could be your last time and you will have no regrets.
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