Matt grew up in Idaho. Mormon, completed two year service in Sweden, going door to door preaching and teaching for The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. In Swedish. He has topped the 100 mph speed limit several times, most notably in Puerto Rico in winter ball where he was clocked at 102. He throws several pitches, a two seam fastball, a four seam fastball, a slider which tops out around 85-88 mph.