2009 All Star
6’2″ 295 lbs.
High School Coach: John Schwartz
High School, Class: Mendon, C
College: Western Michigan University
Chooch was a three-year starter on the football team at Mendon. He also played hockey from age five to his sophomore year and won a number of awards. He played basketball up to eighth grade and baseball up to his junior year. Matt has attended many football camps in his high school career. At Michigan’s camp he won an MVP award for offensive lineman.
Matt thanked, “my family for all the support, my grandparents for all the games they came to, all my aunts, uncles, and cousins who’ve supported me and went to my games, friends of the family who’ve supported me, other parents, and teachers that have taken an interest in my future and congratulated me on the successes I had.” He also thanked his Rocket, JV and varsity coaches for, “teaching me this game of football and for helping me excel and develop my talents.” He thanked, “all the players that I have played with, thanks for the memories, fun and competition in practices.” Matt ended with, “A thank you everyone who came to Spartan Stadium to support me and thank you for those who will support me in the years to come.”
Offensive Dream Team, Sturgis Journal, 2008
Defensive Dream Team, Sturgis Journal, 2008
All Red Arrow/St. Joe Valley Conference Honorable Mention, 2006
All SJV League 1st Team, 2007 & 2008
All Area, Kalamazoo Gazette, 2007 & 2008
All Area Top 10, Kalamazoo Gazette, 2008
All State 1st Team, Detroit Free Press, 07 & 08
All State Honorable Mention, AP, 2007
All State 1st Team, AP, 2008