A: Ever heard of Matt Cannon? The Thunderbirds retired his jersey, No. 9, a few years ago and it’s hard to believe that someone from Hollywood wasn’t there to acquire the movie rights to Mr. Cannon’s story.
The slotback/quarterback/punter from Salt Lake City rushed for 5,589 yards in his SUU career. How good is that? Arizona’s career leader, Ka’Deem Carey, gained 4,239.
Cannon set four FCS career records, 10 SUU career records, was the Valedictorian of the Class of 2001, graduated with a 4.0 GPA, earned a Law degree at BYU, was the MVP of the European football championship game in Germany, was awarded an NCAA Post-Graduate scholarship, and now works for a Salt Lake City law firm. In 2013, he accepted an offer to be on the SUU Board of Trustees.
And before all of that, he served a two-year mission for the Mormon church.