Matt Ryan Biography Facts, Childhood, Net Worth, Life

Matt Ryan with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017
Matt Ryan with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017.

Matt Ryan is an American football player who plays the quarterback role for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) and doubles as the team captain. Before his NFL debut, Matt Ryan had already displayed his skills and dexterity in American football while playing in High school and college. In the 2008 NFL draft, he was selected in the first round to prove his worth. Matt Ryan is well known for his significance as regards his leadership quality and ability to organize his fellow teammates. Matt Ryan biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life analyze the profile and some noteworthy occurrences in his career.

Matt Ryan Biography Facts, Age, Family, Wife

  • Full Name: Matthew Thomas Ryan
  • Born: 17th May 1985
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Age: 38 years
  • Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: American footballer
  • League: NFL
  • Current Team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Net Worth: $70 million
  • Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
  • Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
  • Education: William Penn Charter High School; Boston University
  • Mother: Bernice (née Loughery) Ryan
  • Father: Michael Ryan
  • Siblings: John Ryan (brother), Michael Ryan (brother), Kate Ryan (sister)
  • Wife: Sarah Marshall (married 2011)
  • Children: Marshall Ryan; Johnny Ryan

Matt Ryan Childhood Story & Early Life

Born on 17th May 1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Matthew Ryan is the third of the four children born to his parents, Mrs Bernice Ryan and Mr Michael Ryan. Since playing American football in his juvenile days, it is clear that his uncle, Mr John Loughery, who played at the quarterback role during his years at Boston College in the late 70s and early 80s, might have helped him establish an interest in the sport.

To achieve his major career dream, young Matt played football to nurture his talents and love for the game as a student at the William Penn Charter High School and then moved to Boston College to further education. During his years in college where he spent three seasons playing as quarterback for the team, Matt Ryan’s role as team captain portrayed his leadership quality by leading the team to triumph in the MPC Computers Bowl Championship on three occasions while winning the MVP in 2005. He also picked up the ACC Player of the year honour, Manning Award, First-team All-ACC selection, a 6 time ACC Player of the Week title winner and winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award all in the 2007 season.

Matt Ryan NFL Career & Highlights

Atlanta Falcons (2008-date)

Deciding to enter the 2008 NFL draft, he was the Atlanta Falcons third pick in the first round. He was soon named as a starter in his debut game for the opening fixture of the season against the Detroit Tigers and appreciated the chance by recording a touchdown. In the fourth game of his professional career and for the Falcons, he led them to a comeback victory against the Chicago Bears. Following an astonishing series of shows, he was named the NFC Rookie of the month for October and the NFC Offensive Player for the 1st Week of December 2008, and winning it again later that season in his debut year. To show his value in the team, a crucial touchdown pass which he recorded sent the team to the playoffs.

Matt Ryan reproduced his rookie season performances by beginning to mark his presence in the early games of the 2009 season. Following some good games, he, however, began to hit tough times during the mid-season by recording 10 sacks and fewer touchdowns. Eventfully, he sustained an injury but returned soon enough to meet the closure of the season as he helped the Falcons win important games.

Following a mixed sophomore season, he had a sloppy start into the 2010 season but warmed into the game recording 28 touchdowns, 9 interceptions and 13 wins. Following this, he received an invitation to participate in the 2011 Pro Bowl. With a wonderful form in 2011, Ryan went on two successive games recording 300 yards passes. Ryan’s performances contributed to the team’s qualification to the playoffs. Although they faced elimination following a loss against New York Giants, Ryan still recorded 199 passing yards.

Ryan helped the Falcons to set the 2012 season on a good note by recording a scoreline of 8:0. Following that they continued on a nine-game winning streak before losing to New Orleans Saints. In the 10th week of the season, Matt Ryan was announced as the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. After playing in the playoffs where he sustained an injury in the last game of which the Falcons lost, he was listed to the Pro Bowl and was named as the 17th player in the NFL Top 100 2013 players. 

In July 2013, Matt Ryan extended his contract which worth $103,750,000 by signing a 5-year agreement. Amidst the team’s depletion in form due to injury rampage, Ryan continued to keep his heads up and perform well. He even recorded 400 passing yards in multiple games during the season and became the 1st quarterback to set that record.

In the 2014 season, Ryan made it to the Pro Bowl for the 3rd time after putting up some nice performances which ensured the Falcons a place in the playoffs. They were eliminated from the playoffs after losing against the Carolina Panthers.

The 2015 season was a mixture of successes and failures for the Falcons, which in effect affected Ryan. Matt Ryan recorded the 2nd least touchdown passes of his career.

Following a jumbled season, Ryan started the 2016 season statistically well. During the season, he won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for week 17 and became the 1st NFL quarterback in the 2016 rankings. He picked up the NFL Most Valuable Player honour by the Pro Football Writers Association and played in the Super Bowl.

In 2017, Ryan set a new hallmark for completing the most passing yards within ten seasons, accumulating 41,796 yards passes. He was later positioned 29th in the list of the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

In May 2018, Matt Ryan committed 5 more years with the Falcons on a $150,000,000 valued contract. Against Carolina Panthers, he recorded his career’s 1st double rushing touchdowns. He earned the 69th spot on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019. Ryan’s 2018 contract agreement was reviewed in 2019 and $8,750,000 of his basic annual salary was switched to a signing bonus. Matt Ryan completed the season with over 4,000 passing yards, 14 interceptions and 26 touchdowns.

Matt Ryan Net Worth, Salary, Endorsement, Sponsorship

Matt Ryan is worth $70,000,000 and earns an annual salary of $24.8 million with endorsements deals worth $5 million from sponsors like the Banana Republic, Fanatics, Delta Air Lines, IBM, Gatorade, Mercedes-Benz and Nike.

Matt Ryan Personal life

Matt Ryan is married to Sarah Marshall and both have a set of twins together, Marshall Ryan and Johnny Ryan.

Matthew Ryan is a member of the online reading program owned by the Falcons and reportedly grew up being a supporter of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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