Last year Kyle put together a strong junior campaign with 9 sacks and 56 total tackles. Kyle hopes to help get Millennium back to the playoffs this upcoming season. Here is our interview with Kyle.
24-7Football: What is your favorite thing about playing high school football?
Kyle Mataszewski: Friday nights. Running out on the fields with fans going crazy and just hitting somebody.
24-7Football: What is your official height and weight?
Kyle Mataszewski: 6'1 215
24-7Football: What is your greatest football memory?
Kyle Mataszewski: My greatest football memory was being a freshman on the varsity team and making a sack
24-7Football: What are your personal goals for the upcoming season?
Kyle Mataszewski: To try and use my hands more and shed blocks so I can become Arizona's sack leader.
24-7Football: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
Kyle Mataszewski: I'm hitting the weight room everyday to get bigger, faster and stronger. I'm attending the ASU camp.
24-7Football: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Kyle Mataszewski: I'm really working on shedding blocks. I really need to improve my hands and getting off the ball faster.
24-7Football: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Kyle Mataszewski: Aaron Gentry RB, Chance Priddy RB, Dusty Willhite RB/WR, Daniel Cabrera LB, Dennis Givens DB/WR.
24-7Football: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
Kyle Mataszewski: I really respect Dusty Willhite. No matter what the situation he always gives 100% whether hurt or not.
24-7Football: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
Kyle Mataszewski: To work hard and get a scholarship and a starting position.
24-7Football: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
Kyle Mataszewski: Yes, definitely.
24-7Football: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
Kyle Mataszewski: Richie Brockel. He was really tough and knew how to hit.
24-7Football: Name one team who you really respect and why?
Kyle Mataszewski: Mingus, they knew how to play as a team and never gave up.
24-7Football: What other sports do you play?
Kyle Mataszewski: Wrestling.
24-7Football: What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
Kyle Mataszewski: 250 bench, 325 squat, 225 power clean and a 4.9 forty.
24-7Football: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Kyle Mataszewski: A hard nosed football player who will always get the job done.
24-7Football: Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?
Kyle Mataszewski: Roy Williams of the Cowboys. He loves hitting people and always keeps the intensity up.
24-7Football: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Who did you receive it from?
Kyle Mataszewski: "The more I train, the quicker I get. The quicker I get the slower they seem. The slower they seem, the easier the game. The easier the game, the greater my threat. The greater my threat, the more attention I draw. The more attention I draw, the tighter they play me. The tighter they play me, the more I train." (ESPN Magazine)
24-7 would like to thank Kyle and his head coach Mark Smith for helping us with this interview.