Carolina Panthers Starting QB, Quarterbacked for UCLA as a true-freshman, selected in the 2004 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels baseball team, then quarterbacked for Oregon State, winning the 2006 Sun Bowl. In 2007, signed by Dallas Cowboys but nabbed by the Carolina Panthers the day after Dallas didn’t put him on the roster. Won the first pro game he started and was named NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month. Was the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers’ final five games (4-1) of 2009-2010 including the last where he led the team to victory over the New Orleans Saints, eventual winners of the 2010 Super Bowl. 25 years old. www.mattmooreqb.comI used to ride when I was a kid and I wrecked when I was about 10 years old and it kinda scared me. Everyone kinda made fun of me at the Anaheim Supercross [when interviewed in front of the crowd] when I told ‘em I rode four-wheelers. Two-wheelers are something I will definitely ride again when I’m done playing football. It’s not the time for me right now, I’m just going to watch, but I have a lot of respect for everyone who does it.I rode from eight until about ten years old. I had a little Honda 50. I remember we were out at El Mirage Dry Lake [California]. I hit something at the top of this little hill and pulled the throttle and the bike went out from underneath me. I came down and landed… And that was the last time I’ve been on two wheels.The [Carolina Panthers] definitely want guys to be careful in the off-season. When I say I ride four-wheelers, I don’t get crazy at all. I imagine if I was doing anything like what the [supercross] pros are doing it would be frowned upon.I’ve heard that in an entire football game there are only 11 minutes actually played, and the game takes three and a half hours. And these [pro supercross] guys are going 20 laps nonstop. There are no breaks if anything goes wrong. It’s impressive. Coming from a sport where I’m on the field for eight plays and then I’m off the field for several plays, the mindset’s different but also the physical demands are so different. I’ll argue to the death with anyone who says these racers aren’t athletes. They’ve gotta have endurance and strength in addition to all the skill involved.Playing football, you definitely rely on the 10 other guys out there. And that’s the beauty of my sport, you really have to put the work in together. Supercross is, to put it a funny way, almost like golf. Where you’re the only guy out there. I know there are mechanics and a lot of people involved, but when it comes down to it, winning and losing and pulling the throttle, the guy on the bike has got to be the man. It’s very-how do I say it without getting in trouble-different than playing a team sport. That’s why those racers are so much more in tune with themselves and their sport. They know they’re controlling their own destiny, which is good.