May 5, 2016


Matt Wilhelm to discuss nutrition at Amherst clinic

Former Elyria Catholic football star Matt Wilhelm will team with cousin Joe Colon at the Amherst clinic to discuss diet for peak performance for young athletes. They will also talk about with pre- and post-workout/race meals.

“The emphasis of my talk is day-to-day nutrition,” said Wilhelm, who played linebacker for eight years in the NFL. “Diet is so different from even when I was growing up. When I was young, my parents were just trying to make sure we had enough food on the table. Today’s diet choices are so dramatically improved.

“My heart reaches out to the families of Northeast Ohio. I’m excited about the opportunity to teach and work with families to help young athletes to reach their potential with a little bit of knowledge and wisdom.”

Wilhelm was an All-Ohio tailback and linebacker for Elyria Catholic, as well as all-state in basketball. He ran track and field his senior year, advancing to Division II regionals as a member of the 400-meter relay.

Colon has been a registered nurse for 20 years in post-operative care and rehab for the Cleveland Clinic. He’s in his fourth year helping with the Amherst clinic.

He’s a personal trainer and owns a training center called 86 Jump St. Colon will also discuss plyometric training/dynamic warmup.

Matt Wilhelm bio

  • Age: 32. Born in Oberlin
  • Size: 6-foot-4, 245 pounds
  • Residence: Lorain
  • Family: Wife, Vanessa; children, Mason, Gianna
  • Football highlights: 1998 first-team All-Ohio, Linebacker for The Ohio State University, Made team-leading 11 tackles in national championship victory, Drafted in fourth round by San Diego in 2003, Won Super Bowl with Packers.

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