Matt Ryan

Football Player + Quarterback
Born May 17, 1985

Matthew Thomas "Matt" Ryan, nicknamed "Matty Ice" is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round as the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft after playing college football at Boston College. He was Boston College's starter from 2005 to 2007, leading them to three bowl victories and a 25-7 record in 32 starts.… Read More

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1985 Birth Born on May 17, 1985.


2002 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Ryan attended the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a three-year starter, earned All-East honors from Larunt Lemming Prep Football Report. He captured All-Southeastern Pennsylvania accolades as a senior quarterback in addition to receiving All-City first-team honors in 2002 and second-team recognition in 2001. … Read More
Before the 2004 season, he was named the starting quarterback for Boston College due to an injury to Quinton Porter.


2005 20 Years Old At the beginning of the 2005 season, Ryan was named the second string quarterback behind Quinton Porter. … Read More
2006 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He led the Eagles to a close 25-24 victory on December 26, 2006 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Navy in Charlotte, North Carolina. … Read More
In 2007, Ryan led his team to an ACC Atlantic Division championship and was named ACC Player of the Year. … Read More
Ryan scored a 32 on the Wonderlic exam, tying Louisville's Brian Brohm for the highest score by a quarterback in 2008.
2010 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 2010 season, Ryan led the Atlanta Falcons to an NFC best 13-3 record, second in the NFL behind only the 14-2 New England Patriots. … Read More
2011 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Matt Ryan was ranked 52nd of the Top 100 players of 2011 and presented by Jerry Glanville.
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