Who is Matt Ryan?

Matt Ryan is a professional football player. He plays the position of quarterback for the club Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He is also the captain of the team.

Quick Info
Full NameMatthew Thomas Ryan
Birth DateMay 17, 1985
Birth PlaceExton, Pennsylvania
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
ParentsFather: Michael Ryan
Mother: Bernice Ryan
SiblingsJohn Ryan, Kate Ryan, and Michael Ryan
WifeSarah Marshall Ryan
KidsMarshall and Johnny
Net Worth$70 million
Salary$30 million


Matt Ryan was born on May 17, 1985, in Exton, Pennsylvania to his parents Michael Ryan and Bernice Ryan, as the name Matthew Thomas Ryan. He grew up along with his siblings John Ryan, Kate Ryan, and Michael Ryan. Ryan holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity he belongs to White. Besides, standing at the height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m), and weighing around 98 kg (217 lbs), he has been able to maintain his athletic body. Likewise, he has brown eye color and brown hair color.

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Ryan became Boston College’s starting quarterback from the years 2005 to 2007. Furthermore, he leads them to three victories. Also, he has a 25–7 record in 32 starts.

Furthermore, Ryan led his team to the ACC Atlantic Division championship in 2007. The division named him ACC Player of the Year. He started all 16 games for the Falcons during his rookie year. Furthermore, he led the team to the playoffs with the 11-5 season record. He also became the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Ryan was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2016. He also led the Falcons to Super Bowl LI. However, they were defeated by the New England Patriots.

Ryan signed a $150 million five-year extension with the Falcons in 2018. This made him the first $30 million per year quarterback. Also, he became the highest-paid player in NFL history. He was later surpassed by Aaron Rodgers.

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Personal Life of Matt Ryan

Ryan is the third child of Bernice and Michael Ryan. His parents are Roman Catholics of Irish descent. His cousin named Mike McGlinchey played college football at Notre Dame. Later, he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers.
Furthermore, Ryan is part of the Falcons’ online reading program, “Read with a Falcon”. He is also a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ryan married Sarah Marshall Ryan. Also, they have twins together. He announced this on Twitter on the 21st of November, 2017. They gave birth to the twins on April 18, 2018; Marshall and Johnny. Furthermore, he made a cameo appearance on ABC’s Schooled on the 9th of January, 2019. His high school athletic career is shown in this series.

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Net Worth

Along with gaining massive fans, Matt has also been able to earn a handsome amount of money. He has an estimated net worth of about $70 million, as of 2021. Similarly, his estimated salary in $30 million.