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Published: Sunday, Dec. 15 2013 7:35 p.m. MST

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Pocatello, ID

Congrats to Matt.

He's fought through a lot of adversity, and it's really nice to see him succeed.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

A great guy from a great family wearing a great number. Good for you, Matt! Your father would ave been so proud.

Salt Lake City, UT

Great accomplishment for Matt Asiata...well done!

salt lake city, UT

Congrat's to Matt! Well deserved!!

CO Ute

Asiata is a nice young man that has worked very hard to get to the NFL and stick for 3 years. Was fantastic watching him score three times today. I'm a big Vikes fan and was thrilled to see him get a chance to play.

Glendora, CA

Wow. Who is that mascot in the picture? Thor? It's hilarious.

Richmond, VA

Great news about a great young man! Congrats Matt! Always a thrill to hear about young polynesians making an impact in the NFL. Hope his success continues and leads to bigger and better things for him and his family in the future.

Go Matt!!!

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Love seeing this. He's put in his time. Hopefully this is just the beginning for him.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

And the Pac 12 Utes continue to DOMINATE the NFL conversation with local schools.

And its not even close.

You think recruits know this?

You'd better believe it

You think recruits care about this?

You'd better believe it.

Go Matt!

Go Pac 12 Utes

Salt Lake valley, UT

Congratulations, Matt!!!

Excelsior, MN

Well, as perhaps the only Minnesotan to post here, let me say this:
for the first time
in a long time
Vikings win bigtime

We don't really care back here iln the nethermost parts of the kingdom (grin) what school the stars of the game attended, BYU, Utah, Oregon Stanford. It is all relative. Minnesota Vikings won the game, and Asiata was one of the heros. Love his effort, glad he got his chance, hope he gets many more.
Ted, Excelsior, Minnesota

Surfers Paradise, AU

Well done Asiata. Great to see a local have success in the NFL. Island pride baby!

Salt Lake City, UT

From a BYU fan who is only slightly more fond of the Vikings then I am of the Utes (not much at all), congrats Matt. Hope you can keep it up.

Layton, UT

Let's be happy for Matt and his family first, then we can mention the PAC 12, the Utes and the Polynesian pipeline without taking shots at our instate brothers.

Spanish Fork, UT

Way to go, Matt. It's been a long time since you were a freshman in my college comp class at Snow, but I've been following your athletic career ever since. I'm sorry about your dad. I'm sure he's proud of you and watching your success. --Kelley


Watched this game with a host of Packers fans with a few Vikings fans mixed in, and with every touchdown Matt had, I felt like Buddy the Elf: "I know him!! I know him!" Couldn't be happier to see him bruise Eagles defenders on TD runs the way he used to do to the likes of the BYU, Louisville, and Alabama. He's come a long ways, from his injury-riddled college career, to being undrafted, to making the practice squad his first year, then the active roster the next, and the adversity he's had this year with his father passing. Congrats, Matt. Hope to see many more games just like it!

SomewhereIn, UT

Sweet! Loved watching Matt put Alabama in their place.

And, Matt - your dad had a front-row seat to this game - and all games in your future!

Ogden, UT

Yeah, well good for Matt. I really wish him the greatest success.

But all three touchdowns were pieces of cake; anyone could have run through those holes for less than five yards.

Nevertheless, I do believe he has great talent and he'll do well.

Syracuse, UT


"My question, why is this his first start."

Maybe because Matt plays behind the best running back on the planet? Peterson was hurt so Asiata got the start.

Your reference to "Ute fans that somehow want to make this about your PAC 12 membership", that should only be directed at one Utes fan with several screen names (Chris B, etc.). For the record, it's annoying to the majority of Utah fans as well.

Fantastic game Asiata!!

Las Vegas, NV

Way to go Matt!! Love it!

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