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Published: Thursday, Sept. 5 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Red
Salt Lake City, UT

What an awesome story! Thanks for sharing it.

I have been impressed with the 1984 team. They are out doing great things all over the place.

gee-en
Salt Lake City, UT

Seems like a neat guy. I wonder what happened to his father and if there is any relationship there or desire for a relationship. Also wonder why he is single...seems like a great guy and I'm sure plenty of available LDS women would make great companions! Unless something from his past totally turned him off to the marriage idea.

Commenter88
Salt Lake City, Utah

Interesting story; and you only have to hear Matich for a few seconds on ESPN to know that he is substantially more literate than other "analysts." However, let's put things into perspective. His life may have had some hardships, as described, but his was hardly a Dickensian childhood, full of the kind of adversity that many children have in our own neighborhoods. It's not like "The Blind Side." He was still pretty-darned privileged. I remember when he was on campus he was treated like a god. He lived pretty good. And if Matich truly believes that he has worked harder than anybody he has seen, then he doesn't see much, and has a lot more spare time to make such determinations than those who are otherwise busy working.

Bifftacular
Spanish Fork, Ut

I knew Trevor quite well in Mexico. He was a very good missionary and fun to be around. He isn't kidding about the weight loss. He was quite ill for a number of days in Chihuahua after eating a ham sandwich sold from a street vendor. Of course, none of us gained any weight there.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

Sure do remember this fine young BYU alum, tremendous story indeed. All of us and our sons and daughters can gain courage from the hardships he overcame.

t702
Las Vegas, NV

Great story - here's a guy the make things happen regardless of what's in front of him. Great life lesson, thanks for sharing

Hank Jr
Draper, UT

While watching ESPN yesterday I was impressed with Trevor's knowledge of the game. I also thought he looked and sounded familiar. Thanks for the story. I guess I'm not going crazy after all.

BleedCougarBlue
Enid, OK

Article quote: "Going through my mind was the fact that football is good and football is important, but someday football is going to end. Where would I be on that day if I based my entire life on football? I thought of what doesn’t end, and that’s my relationship with God, my family and with our church. So I left football, knowing that I might not ever play again. But even if I didn’t, there would be no regrets, because the most important thing would be taken care of.”

Now THERE is one wise man! Good on ya, Tevor!

The Solution
Dayton, OH

Always enjoy Trevor's insight to college football. Of course, he has covered several BYU games, so I have heard him a bunch over the years. I hope he can one day find himself a good wife and start a family. Divorce has more long lasting consequences and affects children more than any parent about to take that path can imagine.

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