December 16th, 2013
BE PREPARED! You never know when your opportunity is going to come and if you're not ready, you will miss it.
Opportunity knocked on Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata's door and he was ready. Making his first career start, in place of Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhardt, Asiata rushed for three TDs and led the Vikings to a big upset of the Philadelphia Eagles, 48-30.
Matt Asiata Fact Sheet:
1. Asiata is a graduate of Hunter High School in West Valley, Utah, and was a standout running back for the Wolverines.
2. During his first year of high school the Wolverines won Hunter High's first Class 5A football championship ever. He was also a member the state champion basketball team that same year (side note: the Hunter High soccer and hockey teams also captured state titles that year...wow!).
3. He was an all-conference player at the University of Utah, finishing his career with 1,748 total rushing yards and 24 touchdowns.
4. Undrafted out of college, he’s spent the last two seasons on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.
5. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.