18. Matt Wiley
6'2" 200 Running Back/Linebacker
2013 Offensive Stats: 1,127 Rushing Yards. 13 Touchdowns.
2013 Defensive Stats: 132 Total Tackles. 1 interception. 1 fumble recovery.
The Scoop - Sometimes you may forget about Chestnut Ridge. After all they are independent, and play a different kind of schedule. So maybe you never heard of Matt Wiley - well, now you have heard of him. Wiley plays middle linebacker like a man possessed and hits you, and then he hits you some more. The Lions' man in the middle is one of the area's best linebackers as he seems to gravitate to the ball and makes big play after big play. Not only is Wiley a superb linebacker, but he led Chestbut Ridge in rushing and will do the same this season. He averaged 6 yards a carry, and may have to take on a bigger role without Beau Bosch playing QB. You might want to check out Ridge this season, and you won't be disappointed. I'd recommend the Bedford game in particular, because that game is going to be a battle.