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Matt “He Hate Me” Riddick: “It’s OUR Title to Defend”


2019 A7FL Champs The Immortalz Return for 2021,

2-Time MVP Riddick Declares:  “It’s OUR Title to Defend”

This year brought its share of challenges for everyone, but for Matt “He Hate Me” Riddick and the PA Immortalz they included something unique: not being able to defend what they believe is rightfully theirs—their A7FL Championship.  Against all odds, the league was able to organize a shortened 2020 season, featuring 4 teams in a tournament format.  However, the 2019 Champion Immortalz could not travel from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to play (per CDC and state health department guidelines), and thus were forced to watch at home while The Paterson U were crowned 2020 Champs.

Immortalz WR and 2-time A7FL MVP Riddick has a simple message for the rest of the league: “We are still the team to beat!”  The Immortalz had a memorable 2019 season, finishing a near-perfect 9-1, capping off their run with a dominant victory over The U. “You need to beat the best to be the best,” said Riddick. “If you only win 4 games in a row, to me, you can’t call that a true A7FL championship.”

For the 2021 season, American 7s will expand to  32 teams, doubling the number of squads chasing the crown.  “With the league growing, so does the level of competition. It’s going to get harder—more talent, more athletes, but we’re not afraid of it,” said Riddick. “I honestly believe that we’re the only team good enough to beat ourselves. We may just have to remind everyone what we can do on the field.”

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Immortalz compete, so it’s worth reviewing their loaded roster.  Riddick combines with his cousin and gun-slinging veteran QB Alsaiah “Woog” Gross and WR Yusef “Young” Reddick to make up one of the league’s most potent offenses. “Our team is stacked from top to bottom, I love the Immortalz like brothers,” remarked Riddick. “I’m always down to put on that jersey for one last ride.”

The man they call “He Hate Me” and the Immortalz enter the Spring 2021 season with a focused mindset, determined to prove their rightful position on top of the A7FL.  With all the craziness of 2020, some may have forgotten who won the chip the last time the league played a full season, but one thing is for sure: Matt Riddick and the PA Immortalz haven’t. Now they are back and have their eyes set on taking down any team who challenges their supremacy.



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