Matthew McConaughey On The Field

Matthew McConaughey looks right at home on a football field, doesn’t he? It’s the rugged Texan in him that makes him a prefect choice to play a football coach in the new film We Are Marshall. I love the middle photo below of Matthew sending a text message. He looks like such a little boy there.

Matthew McConaughey made sure he had the students of Marshall University on his side while shooting a new film on campus by hosting a pep rally on the weekend. The star will lead the cast in We Are Marshall, the real-life story of how students bounced back from a horrific 1970 plane crash that killed most of the school’s football team. McConaughey plays the coach who is hired to pick up the pieces after the tragedy that affected the West Virginia school.

But it wasn’t all fun and games for McConaughey at the university – he accepted a challenge from a school athlete and lost. At the press conference, McConaughey laughed off his much-publicized defeat insisting, “Those little girls had very, very long legs.”

Matthew McConaughey Has Fun Shooting Film in West Virginia [Starpulse]

More images of Matthew McConaughey from the set of We Are… Marshall, after the jump.

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