Friday, 23 February 2018 23:25

Matthew Slater, Patriots special teams captain, visits Husson University

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Matthew Slater, Patriots special teams captain, visits Husson University

BANGOR - The New England Patriots special teams captain paid a visit to Husson university Friday night.

Patriots player Matthew Slater spoke to Husson students as part of an event set up by student activities.

Slater was drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round of the 2008 draft and has been voted to be the special teams' captain by his teammates each season since 2011.

The seven-time pro-bowl player talked about his career and the legendary games he's played in, as well as his upbringing as the son of hall-of-famer Jackie Slater.

And of course, he reflected on Super Bowl XII and the Patriots' plans for the upcoming season.

"We feel as though we had a very good football team this year, and we had a successful season but came up short of our ultimate goal. So we're going to be very driven to come back next year and try to play some high-level football. I think we need to take it one day at a time and see where that gets us," Slater said.

This was Slater's first time in Maine and he said. thanks to the warm welcome he received. he'll definitely be coming back.

Several hundred students attended the nearly sold-out event.

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!