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John Matocha: The Pint-Sized Texan Quarterback Who Became a D2 Football LegendLong before he would throw more touchdown passes than anyone in the history of college football, John Matocha wondered if he’d even get a chance to take a single snap. He has thought a lot about how this sweetest of stories—and 161 touchdown passes—came so close to not happening. “I’ve been so blessed,” he told me. “None of this would be possible without God and the backing of my family.”Just about every teacher who’s had Matocha in a class, and every teammate who’s shared a locker room with him, seems incapable of forgetting his attention to detail, competitive fire, and relentless decency.Matocha is also one of the few remaining student athletes in a college sports era in which the NCAA has mostly dropped old pretenses it…

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