Rio Americano lineman Trevor Matich, right, was a hot local prospect in 1979. Assistant coaches from BYU and Cal bumped into one another at then-Rio Americano coach Max Miller’s home to sign Matich and fists began to fly. Matich signed with BYU where he won a national championship in 1984 and logged 12 NFL seasons.
Rio Americano lineman Trevor Matich, right, was a hot local prospect in 1979. Assistant coaches from BYU and Cal bumped into one another at then-Rio Americano coach Max Miller’s home to sign Matich and fists began to fly. Matich signed with BYU where he won a national championship in 1984 and logged 12 NFL seasons. HANDOUT
Rio Americano lineman Trevor Matich, right, was a hot local prospect in 1979. Assistant coaches from BYU and Cal bumped into one another at then-Rio Americano coach Max Miller’s home to sign Matich and fists began to fly. Matich signed with BYU where he won a national championship in 1984 and logged 12 NFL seasons. HANDOUT
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