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2021 PFN Player Preview: Matthew Whysong – Chestnut Ridge @MatthewWhysong @CRLionsFootball

Written by: on Thursday, June 17th, 2021

 

Matthew Whysong 

Chestnut Ridge High School 

Class of 2022 

WR/SB/CB 

Ht: 5’11 Wt: 170 

All-State wide receiver, All-Conference wide receiver, All-State basketball. 

2020 stats: 46 catches for 798 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. On defense three interceptions and two forced fumbles. 

Twitter: @MatthewWhysong


Why do you play football? 

I play football because I love the sport and enjoy playing with friends and teammates that I love. It is something that is rare and I am blessed to have to play. I love everything about it. 

What has been your best memory from football so far? 

Being on the field with my friends on the field. 

Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?

Michael Jordan I like how he approaches the game and his mindset of the game. And he wins. 

Who is your biggest fan and why? 

My dad, he supports me in everything I do and he always helps me with anything I’m having trouble with. 

Is there any specific person you look up to and use as a role model?  

My dad, he excelled in many sports as well and I always try to be better than him and just like him in many ways. 

What is your desired major in college? 

Undecided. 

Coming off a year with COVID struggles, what do you think this year will be like?

A lot of excitement to games and more hype. More fun and way more normal.

Favorite play to run?

Anything I can go deep on and get under the ball and beat someone. 

What is your personal goal for this season?

To say that I was on a Chestnut Ridge football team that won a state playoff game. 

Favorite pre-game meal?

At team meetings we usually have pizza but my favorite is ham and green beans. 

Sports movie?

Hoosiers.

Sport you’d love to play but can’t?

Hockey.

Most embarrassing sports moment?

In baseball, if the pitcher throws an off-speed pitch and you swing and fall. I fell and it was embarrassing.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

I would say it is a form of meat in a bun and you can put condiments on it. 

What are you looking forward to most this year? 

Make as many memories as I can and looking forward to college.

Favorite activities?

Hang out with friends, lift, video games, be with family and with my dog.

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