Name: Matt Wiley
School: Chestnut Ridge
Athlete of the week achievement: Wiley rushed for 208 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries as Chestnut Ridge won the District 5 Class AA title with a 55-21 win over Bedford.
Season update: Wiley has rushed for 1,115 yards and 13 touchdowns on 169 carries.
Coach Max Shoemaker’s quote: “Matt has been a valuable asset on both sides of the ball. Defensively, he leads the team in tackles; offensively he’s stepped in as our fullback and complemented our option well with his inside running, and he’s only a junior.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Bilchak
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: “The Longest Yard”
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: No preference
Outside interests: Hunt, fish and golf
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Michael Mauti
Best athlete I ever played with: Beau Bosch
Best athlete I ever competed against: No one in particular
Most influential person on my athletic career: My entire coaching staff
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning two District 5 championships in football
How I got my start in football: My dad got me into football in first grade.
Future goal: I haven’t decided yet.