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Football, academics steer Tribe's Matt Ahola toward PT career

Football, academics steer Tribe's Matt Ahola toward PT career

Matt Ahola will graduate in December — he's majoring in kinesiology with a health sciences concentration — and he's already planning for grad school and a career in physical therapy. But there is a more pressing matter.

Ahola wants his final William and Mary football season to purge the sting of last year. That quest hinges in large measure on him and his defensive line mates.

This marks Ahola's third season as a starter at end, quite the accomplishment for a former walk-on. In his first year as a starter, 2015, the Tribe shared the Colonial Athletic Association title, advanced one round in the Championship Subdivision playoffs and finished 9-4. Last season, W&M dipped...

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