Toronto Raptors’ Matt Devlin: Never Give Up on a Dream

December 23rd, 2009 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
When you hear the stories about how some people made it in their chosen careers, the formula for success is often the same. Never, ever, for any reason, give up on your dream.

Matt Devlin, Toronto Raptors TV play-by-play broadcaster, didn’t just luck into one of the handful of major league professional sports broadcasting jobs.  He earned it with hard work, determination, and overcoming more than a few setbacks.

But Matt didn’t start out in life envisioning himself as the play-by-play guy for his favorite team.  Like most kids, he loved to watch and play sports, and the Syracuse, NY native played baseball, football, and basketball well into his teenage years.

And when Devlin went to Boston College to pursue a communication major, it wasn’t the hands-on program one might expect from a future broadcaster but rather a media theory course.  Matt still had no aims at a career before the TV cameras.

Surprisingly, for someone with such an easy-going manner when the lights come on, Matt Devlin had never participated in theater, calling high school games, or working for his college’s radio station.

But in his fourth year ...

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