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Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan in November 2008
NameMatt Ryan
CaptionMatt Ryan in November 2008
CurrentteamAtlanta Falcons
Currentnumber2
CurrentpositionQuarterback
|birth DateMay 17, 1985(age 31)
Birth PlaceExton, Pennsylvania
Heightft6
Heightin4
Weight224
Debutyear2008
DebutteamAtlanta Falcons
CollegeBoston College
Draftyear2008
Draftround1
Draftpick3
Pastteams *Atlanta Falcons (2008 present)
StatusActive
Highlights * MPC Computers Bowl MVP (2005) * First-team All-America (2007) * Scanlan Award (2007) * ACC Player of the Year (2007) * Manning Award (2007) * Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2007) * AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2008) * PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year (2008) * Pro Bowl selection (2010) * NFC Offensive Player of the Month (November 2010)
Statweek6
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Pass attempts
Statvalue11,674
Statlabel2Pass completions
Statvalue21,019
Statlabel3Percentage
Statvalue360.9
Statlabel4TD INT
Statvalue474-40
Statlabel5Passing yards
Statvalue511,526
Statlabel6Passer rating
Statvalue686.3
NflRYA238179

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Matthew Thomas "Matt" Ryan (born May 17, 1985) is the starting 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. He played 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. He threw for 200 or more yards 15 times and is fifth all-time in school history in passing yards and in pass completions. He earned MVP honors at the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl.

In 2007, Ryan led his team to an ACC Atlantic Division championship and was named ACC Player of the Year.

During his rookie year, Ryan started all 16 games for the Falcons and led them to the playoffs with an 11-5 season record. He has also earned honors as the 2008 NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.


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