DuPage County: Tuesday Morning Quarterback

  • Josh Mathiasen

    Josh Mathiasen

Updated 10/7/2019 8:57 PM

Name: Josh Mathiasen

School: York


Year: Senior

Best thing about being an offensive lineman: One hundred percent the pancakes. I love throwing a defensive lineman on the ground. It's just the best feeling in the world.

Worst thing about being an offensive lineman: I can't really think of anything bad about being an offensive lineman. It's all just fun for me. I love it.

Don't tell my coach that: I like defense better than offense. I like playing D-line better than O-line, so that's one thing I want to tell him.

If I could change one thing about football: I don't think I'd change anything about football. It's a feeling you can't get from anything else. I know kids that joined our program late, they're like, that's the best decision they've ever made in their life. I just like the whole brotherhood part and I like grinding with your family, basically.

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Team not on our schedule I wish we could play: I would love to play Homewood-Flossmoor, or IC (Catholic Prep). IC because that's like a cross-town classic, and then Homewood-Flossmoor because I've got a bunch of my boys on the team, so it would be fun to go against them.

How I'll celebrate if I score a TD: (Josh scored on an interception return in eighth grade.) I'd probably be mad tired from all the yardage, but if I did score that touchdown I'd probably spin the ball on the ground, jump up with my teammates, then do like a Bears pose to the camera.

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat: I'm a big Twitter guy. I'm huge on Twitter, actually, that's probably favorite right there. It has all the football stuff on it.

What I like best about my school: My favorite thing about York is how close everyone is. It's like family almost and that's my favorite part of it, how close you get over the years. Before I leave York I want to leave a legacy, I want people to know me not only as a great football player but also as a great person. I just look forward to going to school every day.


Something about me that would surprise you: When I'm walking (around) no one (would) think that I can do a split. (Josh can do a 1-handed cartwheel into a split, and can do two types of front splits and a side split).

Other sports I play: I wrestle as well.

Favorite actor: I'm going to have to go with Will Smith. That is the man right there. He's a legend for sure.

Favorite actress: It'd have to be Amy Schumer. She's hilarious.

Favorite athlete: Either Aaron Donald or Ndamukong Suh or Akiem Hicks.

Favorite musician: I'd probably have go with Hillsong Worship, a Christian group.

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