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Bajorek pictured in the 1997 Division-III State Championship Game in Massillon

Bajorek pictured in the 1997 Division-III State Championship Game in Massillon

Week 10
Matt Bajorek


Where are living now?
Jasper, IN

Married?  Children?
Been married for 9 years to my wife Lauren and we have 4 kids. Identical twin girls 6...Lilly and Diana, 3 year boy - Ben and a 2 year old boy - Hank. 

What are you doing now?
I currently work as commercial Banker for JP Morgan Chase living in Southern Indiana. I also help run the Jasper Youth Football program....getting these young kids an early look at the triple option!

What is the fondest memory from your playing career at DeSales?
My fondest memory has to be winning that State Championship in 1997. After finishing runner up the prior season, we came back and took care of business.  There has been many great teams that have graduated DeSales over the years but I'm not sure you could find a senior class more close than that group.  People may not know this but that Sr class didn't lose a freshman football game...we carried that momentum for the next  four years.... What a team! 

What was your best game?
I had to believe I left my best game for last.  We beat Youngtown Chaney 17-14.  It was a real defensive game as both teams had speed and power all over field. Had to be a dozen division 1 scholarship athletes on that field between both teams.  Some real talent. I scored the game's first TD on a triple option keeper and drove the team down for the game winning field goal.  "The hold was there!"

What made playing for DeSales special?
Everyone talks about tradition at DeSales...we were the first class/team  to ever drink out of the "winners cup".  To see those kids drinking out of that cup almost 20 years later brought a smile to my face. 

Do you still follow DeSales, if yes, how closely?
Absolutely.  Social media is great!  Pouring purple does a great job covering this team...I love seeing all these athletes getting scholarship offers and making DeSales alumni proud.  How cool is it to read all those great tweets from Mr. Garrick.  Go Stallions!