Matt Ryan who was born on May 17, 1985 in Exton, Pennsylvania has played QB for the Atlanta Falcons and been in the NFL since 2008. He is a 2-time Pro Bowl player.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan Facts #1:
Matt Ryan nickname is “Matty Ice,” which came about when he launched a website in his senior year at Boston College . The nickname came from a beer called Natty Ice and that website offers all the biographical information and highlights of his college career.
Matt Ryan Facts #2:
Matt Ryan threw a TD pass with his firs pass in the NFL. The last time that happened was in 1980 when New England Patriot QB, Michael Bishop threw one his first pass.
Matt Ryan Facts #3:
Matt Ryan and his coach Mike Smith were the first rookie QB and rookie coach to participate in a playoff game since 1945.
Matt Ryan Facts #4:
Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco share a record being the first time two rookie QBs each started all 16 games and both teams made the 2008 playoffs in the same season.
Matt Ryan Facts #5:
Matt Ryan in 2010 threw the fewest interceptions in NFL history with only 9 passes picked off.
Matt Ryan Facts #6:
Tight End and former teammate said about Matt Ryan, ” This is Matt’s team. He’s the face of this franchise. He’s the future of this franchise. He’s going to be one of the best quarterbacks in this league before it’s all said and done.”
Matt Ryan Facts #7:
Matt Ryan and coach Mike Smith received the Rookie of the Year award and the Coach of the Year award. A first for a rookie coach and a quarterback in 2008.
Matt Ryan Facts #8:
Matt Ryan in college in 2007, received the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award, the Manning Award, First-team All-America by AFCA, ACC Player of the Year, First-team All-ACC selection, 6x ACC Player of the week and the Scanlan Award.
Matt Ryan Facts #9:
Matt Ryan while in high school was a captain on all three sports teams; football, baseball, and basketball.
Matt Ryan Facts #10:
Matt Ryan no only was a world class athlete in college but in his freshman year he received the 2004 Freshman Male Scholar-Athlete award.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes, Matty Ice
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