The Stockholm Mean Machines have added college standout Matthew Retzlaff to their receiving group this season. The new addition found time to answer a few questions before the season starts.
Getting to Know Matthew Retzlaff
Matthew Retzlaff is originally from Medford, Oregon where he attended South Medford High School. Retzlaff played college football at Southern Oregon University. While at SOU, he was selected to the Frontier All-Conference team 4 times and selected as an NAIA All-American his senior season. Retzlaff also holds school records for career receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
What factors helped you choose to play for the Stockholm Mean Machines?
Stockholm is a big city that I heard is a lot of fun with beautiful people.
What skills and attributes do you possess that will help the team, and contribute to your overall success?
My best skill set that I will bring this year to the Mean Machines will be my ability to coach as well as I play. My ability to coach the guys I’m playing with on the field will give me a great vantage point for in game situations.
What about your game are you hoping to improve through this season’s experience?
The things I hope to gain this season is to make myself a better WR/Coach and to make my teammates better football players. I don’t know where this journey will lead me next. I do know is that I want to continue playing and competing at the highest level possible.
Outside of winning a team championship, what are you wanting to accomplish individually this season?
My goal is to run down the field, catch the ball, score touchdowns, and have fun with my teammates… it’s as simple as that.
What message do you want to give your future teammates and fans?
American football is a unique sport… growing up playing the game it brought my closest friends together, playing the game now it’s brought friends from other countries together. You can’t win this game with one or three or ten people on the field, you must win with all eleven and that forces each team to work and to love each other to achieve a common goal. There is a lot more to the game than touchdowns and big hits, there’s something there that creates a lifelong bond with those who you share the field with.
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