Student-Athlete Profile - Devin Matthews, Men's Soccer
June 17, 2004
|#7 Devin Matthews
5-9, 155 * Junior * MF
Vancouver, B.C. (Prince of Wales SS)
Person with greatest influence on my career: Dale Mitchell, who coached me since I was 12 and he is now one of the National Development Coaches
Biggest Thrill in Sports: Playing in Germany with the Canadian National Team
Athlete I most admire: Lance Armstrong
Hobbies and outside interests: Mountain biking, scuba diving, rock climbing
Favorite movies: Top Gun, The Thomas Crown Affair
Favorite TV Shows: The Discovery Channel, Friends, Animal Planet
Favorite musical group: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite foods: pasta, sushi, bananas, mangos, watermelon
Favorite class: Kinesiology
Favorite book: Guiness Book of World Records
Favorite funny movie quote: "All riddy then" (From The Mask)
Person I'd most like to meet: David Beckham
Three words that describe me best: Dedicated, healthy, adventurous
Best advice I have gotten about sports: Make the best of every opportunity you get
What people should know about me but probably don't: I am not as quiet as most people think and I am Canadian.
If they filmed a movie of my life ... it would star Keanu Reeves and be called "Dev's Life"
If I could have dinner with three people (current, historical, fictional) it would be: Jim Carrey, Charles Darwin and Leonardo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Why I chose U of L: People and the brilliant top class facilities
Best part about being an athlete: Lifestyle, you are fit, you meet a lot of people and get to travel
The moment I realized I was really good at my sport was ... when I was 14 years old and was called up to play for my country.
If I won the lottery, I would use the money for: A nice mountain bike, and put the rest in the bank and I would work just as hard to make something of myself.
The strangest thing that ever happened to me while I was competing in my sport: I received an elbow which cleanly knocked out two of my bottom teeth, there was little blood and there was no pain.