Matt Wyman Kickin’ It At The University of Kansas

Contributed by: Timothy Wyman, CFP®, JD Tim Wyman

Many of you know Matt’s football story by now, but if you don’t, it goes something like this:

Student watching football games freshman year thinks he can do better. Non-recruited walk on makes KU’s team and earns starting role as field goal kicker. He goes on to kick 52-yard game winner in 3rd game and is later benched by the 8th game. Then he winds up re-winning the job. 

Somehow Matt’s path at KU reminds me of the US stock market. Though there are ups and downs, both have gone up over time. Watching Matt persevere and succeed has been an experience that truly money can’t buy. As Matt begins his junior season, he’s slated to be the kickoff specialist and +40 yard field-goal kicker. 

For more on Matt’s story and how he prepared for this season, check out this column How to Kickstart a Kansas Kicker and this KU Football Update Two-Minute Drill: Boomin’ It.

Timothy Wyman, CFP®, JD is the Managing Partner and Financial Planner at Center for Financial Planning, Inc. and is a contributor to national media and publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on Good Morning America Weekend Edition and WDIV Channel 4. A leader in his profession, Tim served on the National Board of Directors for the 28,000 member Financial Planning Association™ (FPA®), mentored many CFP® practitioners and is a frequent speaker to organizations and businesses on various financial planning topics.

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