February 10, 2010

Hegarty Getting Used to 'Fans' and Attention

For a young man from tiny Aztec, N.M. it would be easy to let fame go to one's head but that should be a problem for Matthew Hegarty. You see the 6-foot-5, 265-pound offensive tackle with his long curly hair and budding list of scholarship offers is quickly becoming among the most recognizable high school athletes in the Land of Enchantment.

The problem is, his 'fans' aren't always so praiseful.

"It kind of sucks, I guess I'm the 'brand name' for our area or whatever. We'll go places and it's like 'hey Hegarty, you suck!" Hegarty laughed. "It's definitely something you've got to get used to."

...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!