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Student-Athlete Profile - Devin Matthews, Men's Soccer


June 17, 2004

Devin Matthews #7 Devin Matthews
Men's Soccer
5-9, 155 * Junior * MF
Vancouver, B.C. (Prince of Wales SS)

Devin's Bio

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.