Hartland Teen has unrivaled Badger pride

"This is Jordan Taylor, after the game after senior night. Rob Wilson -- my all time favorite, and so is Landry and Nankivil," said Matt Doyle, a sophomore in high school and a UW-Madison Badgers fan.

Matt Doyle lists of current and former Badgers.

"this is Traevon Jackson, Josh Gasser, Sam Dekker, Ryan Evans," said Doyle.

But they aren't just players he knows of; he has met them.

"Me and Sam Dekker after the game. This is me and Bo Ryan at father-son camp going into 8th grade," said Doyle.

He's also taken pictures, interacted on Twitter and played PlayStation3 with some of them.

"At the father-son camp with Rob Wilson, after Matt made three "threes" in a row, Rob came running on the court," said Dennis Doyle, Matt's dad.

"After that we talked for a little bit and I asked, 'Do you have an Xbox or a PS3?' he said, 'Yeah, I have a PS3,' and I do too. So, I said, 'You should add me on there," said Matt Doyle.

"Next thing you know, on the way home, Matt says, 'Dad. Rob Wilson is going to friend me on PlayStation.' I said, 'Right, Matt, that's not going to happen.' Sure enough, we got home and for about an hour he had the headphones on... and he's playing with Rob Wilson," said Dennis Doyle.

One thing that makes Matt one of the biggest Badger fans is his jumbo-tron track record. He's made it on screen 31 games in a row, and made it onto many more games outside of the streak. He even made it into the team's senior video in 2010.

"One game we sat in seats separate from Matt and he got on the jumbo-tron, and the people behind us said, 'Hey, there's that kid again,'" said Dennis Doyle.

Matt has grown up with the Badgers. His father graduated from UW-Madison, and in a baby picture in his living room at home, Matt sports Badger gear and a red football.

Matt remembers his first game "against Pittsburgh" in second grade. He has an unrivaled connection with Badgers on the court and off. On a spring break trip to Florida, the family stopped at a hotel along the way, and Matt spotted someone who used to don red and white.

"We were driving down to Florida... and all of the sudden I was a few floors up and I saw Marcus Landry with his kid, and I was like, 'wow! That's Marcus Landry!" said Matt Doyle.

"Matt just happened to have Marcus Landry's jersey in his suitcase. So, it was kind of funny. It always seems like there's a little, special something -- divine intervention or whatever with Matt and the Badgers," said Kim Doyle, Matt's mom.


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