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At CHA, Michael Mattei earned eight varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball and was awarded the Patterson Cup in 2008. On the football field, he was a three-year starter at quarterback and, during his senior year, when the team went 9-1, served as its captain. He was named First Team All-Inter-Ac and All-City Honors during his senior year. He also won MVP of the City All-Star Game and, with four touchdowns, set a record for the most touchdowns in the history of that game—all this after a morning of baseball when he hit a home run! As a basketball player, he earned two varsity letters and was named captain during his senior year. During his basketball career at CHA, the team went from last place in his junior year to Inter-Ac champs in his senior year when he logged the most minutes played on the championship team and was named All-Inter-Ac Honors. As a baseball player, Michael played multiple positions and made All-Inter-Ac all three years. In his senior year, he was captain, played on the All-City team, and hit over .450 with five home runs on the All-Southeastern PA team.
Michael went on to play college football at West Chester University where he started as quarterback for two seasons. He also played wide receiver, safety, and long-snapper. At WCU, he was a three-year letter winner and a captain his senior year when he threw 26 touchdowns (8th most in the history of school), six of which were in one game (a WCU record). Michael also played in and won MVP in the All-American Bowl, which is a national collegiate All-Star Game held at the Metrodome.