Matt McGloin is a tough kid from a tough town (Scranton, home of the Pennsylvania division of Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company), and he’s up against some tough obstacles that lie between him and a professional football career. He is also a writer who knows how to express an opinion — strongly.
“My entire life has been defined by the words ‘you’ll never make it’. So hard work isn’t new to me. Some people play football with a ‘chip on their shoulder’ — I live life that way because I have to.”
With respect to the NFL, McGloin wasn’t invited to the Combine. Nevertheless, he is hopeful that he will be drafted. He is realistic about his size, but he shrugs off the suggestion that it’s not worth his while to go for it.
Read his impassioned editorial entitled “Yes, I live (and play) with a chip on my shoulder.” in SB Nation.