August 28th, 2014

20 Questions with Matthew Ruxer

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Matthew Ruxer
Ruxer is a running back for DeSales / photo courtesy Matthew Ruxer / cover photo courtesy Christian Academy

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Matthew Ruxer

Age: 17

Current school: DeSales High School

Current Sports playing: Football

Parish/grade school attended: St. Bernard

High school GPA (Optional): 3.7

Colleges considering or attending: UK, UL, WKU, KWC

Bio: I’ve been part of the varsity team since freshman year, won the 2013 state championship, and aiming for another state title this season.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning state last year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Snickers candy bar and a Gatorade.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Wanted by Hunter Hayes.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Muhammad Ali because he showed that if you believe in yourself, you can do anything you want to do.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” – Act of Valor.

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? Before every game, we pray as a team and I thank God for blessing me with my talent and ability to play what I love.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Scooby-Doo.

8. All-time favorite board game? SORRY!

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone. Snapchat.

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Mike Linnig’s Restaurant.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Cops.

12. What is your greatest fear? Fear of failure.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Organized   

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Taco Bell

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 9-10 p.m. usually in bed

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? People mainly call me by my last name or just call me “Rux.”

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? DeSales.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Artistic.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I would choose to travel backward because I never want to grow up.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would ask God, what is the purpose of my life?

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