Matt Ryan is a successful American quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons who also has a flourishing NFL career going for him. Here are details of his bio, career, family, wife and other quick facts worth knowing.
Mathew Thomas Ryan was born in the suburbs of Exton in Pennsylvania, in the USA on May 17, 1985. Early in life, he attended William Penn Charter School at Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. From the onset of school days, he showed so much interest in sports. He had the right stature for sports and joined the football, basketball and baseball teams. He was made the captain of all the teams earlier mentioned. After his school, he joined the Boston College in 2003 from where he made his way to his dream of being an NFL player.
In the 2004 season, Matt played the quarterback and completed 24 of 51 passes for 200 yards, he did well academically as well and was awarded 2004 freshman Male Scholar-Athlete, in the 2005 season, he was able to do 121 of 195 passes for 1514 in 10 games and 19 of 36 passes for 256 yards in the MPC Computers Bowl. In 2006, out of 11 games, he made 254 of 398 passes for 2700 yards, he also made history in Boston college, with his 40 passes which broke the previous record of 37. His team also did well in the 2007 season and he received an award for the 2007 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm. He also received the 2007 Manning Award and was called eagle of The Year in BC.
Matt Ryan’s Family
The athlete is the third child among four children of Michael and Bernice Ryan who are Roman Catholics and of Irish descent. John Loughery, a good American football player is Matt’s uncle and he was a quarterback at Boston College from 1979 to 1982. Matt’s brother, Mike was also a fan of American football and dreamt of being in the NFL, though his dream was cut short when he, together with his brother, Matt had a roadside accident. Mike got married to Maggie, Sarah’s (Matt’s wife) sister while they (Matt and Sarah) were still in a relationship.
Matt Ryan’s Wife: Sarah Marshall
Sarah Marshall, now Sarah Ryan is the beautiful and elegant-looking wife of famous NFL player Matt Ryan. She was born to John and Susan Marshall on July 23, 1985, in Portland, Maine. She has 3 other siblings named: Abby, Maggie, and Anna. She schooled at Catherine McAuley Falmouth and later attended Boston College where she joined the basketball team there, finishing with a major in Communications.
Ryan and Sarah who were both freshmen and athletes in Boston College met back in 2003 in a weight room and they got fond of each other. They started a relationship and after a while, they got engaged in 2010 and finally, in April 2011, they tied the knot.
Matt Ryan’s Net Worth, Salary, House
The athlete’s career in football created a path to wealth for him as he was able to land contracts and deals that fetched him a huge percentage of his net worth. His initial 5-year deal with Atlanta Falcons made him popular and brought forth other contracts including his dream of being an NFL player. His career in NFL started in 2008 with a deal based on a 6-year agreement which was worth $72 million and brought him up to become the fourth highest paid player in NFL records, this contract was extended by 5 years and was worth $103.75 million. Matt also falls among the 10 highest paid athletes in the world as he is said to receive a salary of about $42 million yearly and his net worth stands at about $85 million.
Matt enjoys the comfort of deluxe houses as he has stayed in places like Tuxedo Road, Exton, Chestnut Hill, Buckhead and Duluth. The NFL superstar also got a luxury house for about $4.5 Million in 2008 and another located in Duluth worth $874,000.
Other Facts About Matt Ryan
Some interesting facts about this high profile athlete worth knowing are listed below:
- Matt Ryan was nick-named ‘Matty Ice’ after he named his website Matty Ice.
- He is a huge fan of basketball and his best athlete is Lebron James.
- He loves eating cheese Pizza, golfing and going on tours most especially to Paris, Italy and Hawaii.
- He stands at a gallant height of 6 feet, 5 inches.
- His best friends are Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady.
- Matt loves luxurious cars of which he has many and his first two cars were Ford Explorers, the first was navy blue and the second was green.