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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Matthew Marvin, OT, Stonehill College

Matthew Marvin
Matthew Marvin is a solid leader and anchor of the offensive line at Stonehill College. He recently sat down with Draft Diamonds writer Jimmy Williams.

Name: Matthew Marvin
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 310 lbs
Position: OT
College: Stonehill College
Twitter: @mmarv72

Tell us about your university/college. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
I am majoring in Health and Science with a minor in Health Care Administration. One of the organizations that I’ve regularly participated in is called Take Back the Night. It’s goal is to educate and raise awareness for sexual assault.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?
I’m very coachable. Coming from high school, I didn’t understand the nuances of being on offensive lineman. I had the size coming into Stonehill. The coaching staff did a great job with taking what I had and molding me into the player that I am today.

What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
I try and lead by example. I’m not a very vocal leader. I’m a team player, and I’ll do what it takes to win.

I’ve been the starting LT for a year and I also have experience playing both guard positions.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
I’ve played against some good talent in our conference. There was a pass rusher at New Haven that really had a good mix of speed and technique.

Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
I’ve come to really respect Maurice Green. He’s a pass rusher that I face off against every day in practice. He knows how to transfer his speed to power and does a good job with his rush moves. He definitely has challenged me and made me a better player

Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
Losing a couple close friends has really impacted me. Going into my junior year of high school, I lost a very good friend, Antonio Baglivo, to a car accident. We were teammates, and we always held each other accountable on and off the field. That was a rough time for me. When you lose someone that close to you, you tend to question your purpose in life. I wondered whether or not I should even be playing football. Despite the circumstances, our team was able to make it through the season. We didn’t have the best record, but we had made it to the playoffs. That time really helped define who I was. I wanted to do the most with my life because we’re only given so much time on this earth.

During my sophomore year at Stonehill, I had also lost a teammate, Marc Tarabocchia. That was a difficult time because our team ultimately went 2-8 that season. We decided that we would put in more work and effort and that we would come back better than before. Last year we had battled through Spring Ball and the 2019 season coming close to a conference championship towards the end.

If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
In high school, I played lacrosse and participated in track & field. I threw the shot put about 47’, won our section title in New York and was able to move on to the state qualifiers.

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What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I’m very proud to say that I’m an Eagle Scout. I’ve also made the Dean’s List.

For football, I made the All-Rookie Team for our conference in 2017, and last year I made All Conference First Team playing LT.

Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
My freshman year we were playing against Bentley. It was my first time starting in college. We were the underdog at the time. The game ended up going into double overtime. Our defense was able to stop them near the goal line giving us the opportunity to finish the game. We got the ball back and just ran power until we got into the endzone. I was the pulling guard, and our RB Malachi Baugh was able to score the winning TD.

Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
My favorite team is the Detroit Lions. The player that I like to model my game after is Tyron Smith. He just has straight power and good one-on-one technique.

Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
My favorite musician is Post Malone. Before a game I like listening to Thunderstruck by AC/DC and Dreams & Nightmares by Meek Mill.

What is your favorite comfort food?
I’ll give a shout out to Orange County Bagels here in Goshen, NY. They have a sandwich called an Asiago Crunch Bagel which has roast beef, bacon, lettuce and tomato. Yum.

Do you have a favorite movie or actor?
I definitely enjoy the movie the Blind Side.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
I like playing Frisbee Golf, playing Xbox and spending time with my girlfriend.

Who or what motivates you the most?
My dad. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 20 years ago. Although, he’s probably the most active person that I know. He’s a 3rd degree Aikido black belt. He doesn’t let anything stop him from enjoying life to the fullest.

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