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GET TO KNOW: Matt Rotheram, OL, University of Pittsburgh

1173858_10151628399677129_1736695193_nNFL Draft Diamonds has teamed up with Joseph Muia a very solid up and coming scout, to put together a series for our readers called Get to Know. What this series will do is allow you to be a featured on our site, whether you are a freshman or a senior in college. This is a series to help get players at any school gain exposure. We always strive to assist players that have the passion to make it to the next level. So we hope you enjoy our series called GET TO KNOW. Today’s Get to know series will focus on University of Pittsburgh’s mauling offensive lineman Matt Rotheram, and we feel at NFL Draft Diamonds, you will want to know all about him.

AKA: Matt Rotheram

Grade You Started Football: 3rd grade

High School: North Olmsted High School

Position/Positions: Offensive Tackle/Defensive End

College: University of Pittsburgh

Position/Positions: Offensive Guard/Center

Jersey Number: #74

Football Mentor: Ryan Turnley

Favorite Slogan: “All things are difficult before they are easy”

Funniest Football Memory: “In my freshman year training camp, my roommate and I were both working at opposite guard. On one particular play there was a miscommunication and we both pulled into each other on power. We knocked each other down. At the time it wasn’t very funny. But oddly it is one the few plays I remember from my early collegiate career.”

Favorite Food: Chicken Cordon Bleu

Best On-Field Performance: Pitt vs. Iowa

Football Philosophy: “Smart, Tough, Dependable”

Game Superstitions: I eat the same exact food every gameday (Oatmeal, Pasta and Chicken).

Goals/Aspirations for 2014-2015: Win ACC championship, Make an Nfl Roster

Career Goals: Become an NFL starter

Favorite Football Team: Pittsburgh Panthers

Player You Model Your Game After: David DeCastro

Who Will Win The Super Bowl: Cleveland Browns

What Would You Want College Football Fans To Know About You: “I love this game. I’m a competitor who is going to put it all out there for my team”

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