Matt Ryan Biography
Matt Ryan is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). Ryan was drafted by the Falcons with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft after playing college football for Boston College.
From 2005 to 2007 Ryan was Boston College’s starting quarterback , leading them to three bowl victories and a 25–7 record in 32 starts. Ryan threw for 200 or more yards 15 times and is third all time in school history in passing yards and in pass completions. He earned MVP of the game honors at the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl.
Ryan led his team to an ACC Atlantic Division championship in 2007 and was named ACC Player of the Year. Ryan started all 16 games for the Falcons and led them to the playoffs with an 11–5 season record during his rookie year. Ryan earned honors as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Ryan was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and led the Falcons to Super Bowl LI in 2016, where they were defeated by the New England Patriots.
In 2018, after signing a $150 million five-year extension with the Falcons, Ryan became the first $30 million per year quarterback and the highest paid player in NFL history until being surpassed months later by Aaron Rodgers.
Matt Ryan Age | How Old Is Matt Ryan
Ryan was born on May 17, 1985 in Exton, Pennsylvania. He is 33 years old as of year 2018.
Matt Ryan Family | Matt Ryan Hometown
Matthew Thomas Ryan was born on 17th May 1985, in Exton, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the son to Michael and Bernice Ryan. His parents are Roman Catholics of Irish descent. Ryan is the third of four siblings.
Matt Ryan High School | Matt Ryan College
Ryan attended the William Penn Charter School, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a three-year starter and earned All-East honors from Larunt Lemming Prep Football Report. He was able to capture All-Southeastern Pennsylvania accolades as a senior quarterback and in addition he received All-City first-team honors in 2002 and second-team recognition in 2001. In a three-time All-League selection, Ryan threw for more than 1,300 yards with 9 touchdowns as a senior, finishing his career by completing more than 52 percent of his pass attempts during all three seasons at the helm. While in High School Ryan played football, basketball and baseball and was named captain of all three teams his senior year. In 2002,he was quarterback of the football team played small forward on the basketball team, and was a pitcher and a shortstop on the baseball team.
Ryan says that he was “mildly” recruited and started receiving scholarship offers as a sophomore. Schools that offered him an athletic scholarship were Purdue, Georgia Tech, Temple, and Connecticut. It was announced he gave his verbal commitment on August 14, 2002 , after attending his recruiting visit with Boston College during his junior year. His choices had come down to Iowa or Boston College. Ryan was looking for a university which was close to home and had a strong and competitive football program with a major emphasis on academics.
Matt Ryan College Stats
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Matt Ryan Falcons
Ryan was named the starting quarterback for the September 7 regular season opener against the Detroit Lions on August 24, 2008. Since Michael Vick in 2001, Ryan became the first rookie quarterback to start a season for the Falcons .Ryan completed his first NFL pass for a 62-yard touchdown to Michael Jenkins, in that game, becoming the first quarterback to throw a touchdown on his first career NFL pass since Michael Bishop of the New England Patriots in 2000. Ryan for the first time he was sacked by Lions defensive player Dewayne White in his first win. The second game of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers marked Ryan’s first interception by rookie cornerback Aqib Talib and also by Sabby Piscitelli.
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Matt Ryan Wife |Matt Ryan Children |Matt Ryan Kids
Ryan is married to Sarah. He announced on social media that he and his wife Sarah are expecting twins on November 21, 2017. Sarah announced the birth of twins Marshall and John (Johnny) on her Instagram page on April 8, 2018.
Matt Ryan House
Ryan got a luxury house for about $4.5 Million in 2008 and another located in Duluth worth $874,000. He enjoyed the comfort of deluxe houses as he has stayed in places like Tuxedo Road, Exton, Chestnut Hill, Buckhead and Duluth.
Matt Ryan Nfl
Ryan and Jones are known to be the first quarterback-receiver duo in NFL history to combine for at least 500 passing yards and 300 receiving yards in the same game. Ryan set an NFL record for most consecutive games with at least 200 passing yards with 46 straight games in October 2016. He had 344 passing yards and four touchdowns to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 9 in the 43–28 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a 38–32 victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 17, he had 331 passing yards and four touchdowns to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Ryan had great improvement from the previous season. On Just 373 completions and 534 attempts he threw for a career-high 4,944 yards, second in the league, and a career-high 38 touchdowns and a career-low seven interceptions, also second in the league.
His 9.3 yards per attempt and 5.0 air yards per attempt in 2016 ranked No. 1 among NFL quarterbacks. He threw touchdown passes to 13 different receivers, an NFL record. Ryan for the first time in his career he threw a touchdown pass in all 16 games and was the only quarterback to do so for the 2016 season. On the season, Ryan threw a pass to an NFL-record 13 different receivers. He was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl and also named First-team All Pro. He was recognized as the NFL Most Valuable Player by the Pro Football Writers Association, following the regular season. Ryan was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and the NFL Most Valuable Player for the 2016 season. He received the Bert Bell Award for the 2016 season and in 2017 he was ranked tenth by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
Matt Ryan Salary |Matt Ryan Contract
Ryan on May 3, 2018 he agreed to a five-year contract extension that includes an average annual salary of $30 million, and $100 million in guaranteed money, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
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Matt Ryan Height
Ryan stand at a height of 6ft 4 (1.93m) and his body weight is 217lb (98kg).
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Matt Ryan Rookie Year
After playing college football for Boston College, Ryan was drafted by the Falcons with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Matt Ryan Injury
Ryan was once listed on injury report when he was seen wearing a brace on his left knee for support but he denied it.
Matt Ryan Cars
Ryan first car was a Navy blue colored Ford Explorer which he got as a senior in high school. The second car was also the same as the first only a different color, a hunter-green and was earlier used by his brother. Ryan’s recent collections of luxury cars include the Corvette, Ferrari, Cadillac, Audi and a Range Rover. He has recently bought a brand new Ferrari luxury car for $800,000.
Matt Ryan Brother
Matt’s brother named Mike was also a fan of American football and dreamt of being in the NFL, though his dream was cut short when he, together with his brother, Matt had a roadside accident.
Matt Ryan Nickname
Ryan is nicknamed as “Matty Ice”
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