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Matthew Thomas Ryan is an international American football quarterback QB and the Captain Of Atlanta Falcons of the Football league.




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Matt Ryan is 34 years old he was born in 17 May 1985 in Exton, Pennsylvania, United States Country. He was the third of four siblings to Bernice and Michael Ryan, Both of his parents are Roman Catholics of Irish descent.

Ryan  has started his education in William Penn Charter Independent School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had earned his bachelors degree  in communication at the Carroll school of management. He played football, basketball and baseball while in high school and was named captain of all three teams his senior year.

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Ryan has played college football for Boston College from 2005 - 2007, leading them to three bowl victories and a 25-7 record in 32 starts.

He  played against North Carolina in the Continental Tire Bowl. He completed one of his two passes for 13 yards.

At the beginning of the 2005 season, Ryan was named the second-string quarterback behind Quinton Porter, He started his first bowl game in the MPC Computers Bowl versus Boise State.

In 2006 season, He was named ACC Offensive Back of the week three times.He led the Eagles to a close  victory  in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Navy in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 2007 Season, Ryan led an amazing comeback for the Boston College Eagles, passing for two touchdowns with less than 3 minutes to play on October 25, 2007, including the game-winner with 11 seconds left to Andre Callender.He led the Eagles to extend the nation's longest bowl winning streak to eight with a victory over Michigan State Spartans in the Champs Sports Bowl. He was awarded the 2007 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, He also won the 2007 Manning Award.

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Ryan was Drafted by the Falcons with the third Pick  in the first Round of the 2008 NFL Draft
Ryan Rewards :

* 4× Pro Bowl selections (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)

* First-team All-Pro (2016)
* NFL Most Valuable Player (2016)
* NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2016)
* NFL passer rating leader (2016)
* Bert Bell Award (2016)
* AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2008)
* PFWA Offensive Player of the Year (2016)
* PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year (2008)
* NFL completion percentage co-leader (2012)
* 3× Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week winner
* Most consecutive NFL games with 200 plus passing yards (64)
* Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week winner (2008)
* NFC Rookie of the Month (October 2008)
* Sporting News All-Rookie Team (2008)
* NFC Offensive Player of the Month (November * * 2010, September 2012, September 2016)
* Rookie of the Year by Sporting News (2008)
* ESPY Award: Best Breakthrough Athlete (2009)
* NEXT Athlete Award (ESPN the Magazine) (2009)
* NFC Player of the Month (November 2010)
* Most regular season wins by a quarterback in his first five seasons: 56 (tied with Russell Wilson)
* Fastest player to pass for 40,000 yards (151 games)
* Most passing yards in first 10 years in NFL history (41,796).
* Most passing yards in first 11 years in NFL history (46,720

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Ryan, 34, is the third-oldest player on the Falcons team behind kicker Matt Bryant (44) and fellow quarterback Matt Schaub (38). He has 28 teammates age 26 or younger on the 53-man roster. Nine of his offensive mates have yet to start an NFL game, while Ryan has started all 174 career games and has played 10,985 offensive snaps.

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Ryan has reinforced Falcons First Super Bowl title by paying for  his teammates  to travel to places such as south Florida and Southern California for added offseason work.

Ryan is an avid golfer and has participated in such tournaments as the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic.

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Matt Ryan met Sarah Marshal at Boston College ( the same college as Ryan), they graduated in 2007 and they got married in April of  2011

Matt Ryans Wife Sarah Marshall is a former basketball star. She was a three-sport athlete through high school, playing basketball, soccer, and track, named the Maine Female Athlete of the Year back in the day.

She works for the Atlanta Dream ( WNBA), she is also a sponsorship sales consultant

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Ryan is a gamer and music lover, he has tried the popular online game Fortnite and he dug a little deeper into the game, he also played Nintendo 64 , and Mario Kart.

He was featured as the cover athlete for the PS3 version of NCAA Football 09.

Ryan good music tastes makes him feel younger he love Jay-Z tunes, he specially like Drake, he put the rapper at the top of his Playlist. Ryan is a big fan of the television series "Game of Thrones."

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Ryan love the Pingpong battles in the Falcons locker room, Challenging the guys at pingpong is one way Ryan keeps himself connected to his team mates.

"He’s real genuine, man,"  "He treats everybody like they’re on the same level. If you didn’t know him, you would never know he’s a $100-150 million guy. He’s just really, really cool."

And unbeatable in pingpong, too.
the American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons Russell Gage said of Ryan

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" everyone looks at Ryan like he makes so much more money than us and he lives in a nicer house, he does a good job, when he’s in the building, of sitting with people at lunch and talking with them about normal life stuff.. He's Just someone you can relate to " Said Kart Benkert The Falcons teams injured developmental QB.

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John Loughery, Ryans Uncle played quarterback at Boston College from 1979–1982.
His cousin, Mike McGlinchey, played college football at Notre Dame and later was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers.

Last thing, Ryan has 2 kids ( Twins) , John Matthew Ryan, Marshall Thomas Ryan. 
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