Matt Wiley

Name: Matt Wiley

School: Chestnut Ridge

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Football

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.