Players

Matt Ryan
QB #2
Height:
6-4
Weight:
217
Age:
32
College:
Boston College
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2017):

TDS
2
INT
0
YDS
573
RTG
112.2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 3,328 5,122 38,274 7.5 242 114 260 1,723 93.8 323 899 2.8 5 49 24
2017 ATL 2 2 40 58 573 9.9 2 0 5 42 112.2 4 19 4.8 0 -- --
2016 ATL 16 16 373 534 4,944 9.3 38 7 37 235 117.1 35 117 3.3 0 4 2
2015 ATL 16 16 407 614 4,591 7.5 21 16 30 206 89 36 63 1.8 0 12 5
2014 ATL 16 16 415 628 4,694 7.5 28 14 31 205 93.9 29 145 5 0 5 2
2013 ATL 16 16 439 651 4,515 6.9 26 17 44 298 89.6 17 55 3.2 0 5 4
2012 ATL 16 16 422 615 4,719 7.7 32 14 28 210 99.1 34 141 4.1 1 3 2
2011 ATL 16 16 347 566 4,177 7.4 29 12 26 173 92.2 37 84 2.3 2 5 3
2010 ATL 16 16 357 571 3,705 6.5 28 9 23 158 91 46 122 2.7 0 4 3
2009 ATL 14 14 263 451 2,916 6.5 22 14 19 92 80.9 30 49 1.6 1 5 2
2008 ATL 16 16 265 434 3,440 7.9 16 11 17 104 87.7 55 104 1.9 1 6 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 @CHI W 23-17 21 30 70 321 10.7 1 0 2 13 116.1 3 11 3.7 0 -- --
2 GB W 34-23 19 28 67.9 252 9 1 0 3 29 108 1 8 8 0 -- --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Selected as a first round (3rd pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2008.

Signed a five-year contract extension on July 25, 2013.

2016 (Falcons)

Named NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press after completing 69.9 percent of his passes for 4,944 yards with 38 touchdowns and a 117.1 passer rating. Posted a QB rating above 100 in 12 of 16 games in 2016, tying Tom Brady and Steve Young for the second most such games in a single season.

Earned his fourth career Pro Bowl nod and his first AP All Pro selection.

Set franchise records for passing yards (4,944), touchdowns (38), passer rating (117.1), completion percentage (69.9), and 25+ yard passes (42).

Ryan’s 117.1 passer rating was the fifth highest in a single season in NFL history.

Led the league with 9.3 yards per attempt, the highest mark since Kurt Warner in 2000 and the best average of any quarterback attempting 500 passes.

Set an NFL record by completing touchdown passes to 13 different receivers in 2016.

Completed 17-of-23 passes for 284 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns in Super Bowl LI against New England. His 144.1 passer rating was the fourth-highest in Super Bowl history.

Led the Falcons to their second NFC title after throwing for 392 yards and four touchdowns in the conference championship game. Ryan completed 71.1 percent of his passes and finished the game with a 139.4 passer rating. He also scrambled for a 14-yard touchdown, his first TD run since 2012.

Opened the playoffs with a masterful performance against Seattle. Completed 26-of-37 passes for 338 yards with three touchdowns and a 125.7 passer rating to help Atlanta advance to the NFC Championship game.

Named NFC Player of the Month for the third time in his career, taking the award for the month of September.

TRANSACTIONS

Selected as a first round (3rd pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2008.

Signed a five-year contract extension on July 25, 2013.

2016 (Falcons)

Named NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press after completing 69.9 percent of his passes for 4,944 yards with 38 touchdowns and a 117.1 passer rating. Posted a QB rating above 100 in 12 of 16 games in 2016, tying Tom Brady and Steve Young for the second most such games in a single season.

Earned his fourth career Pro Bowl nod and his first AP All Pro selection.

Set franchise records for passing yards (4,944), touchdowns (38), passer rating (117.1), completion percentage (69.9), and 25+ yard passes (42).

Ryan’s 117.1 passer rating was the fifth highest in a single season in NFL history.

Led the league with 9.3 yards per attempt, the highest mark since Kurt Warner in 2000 and the best average of any quarterback attempting 500 passes.

Set an NFL record by completing touchdown passes to 13 different receivers in 2016.

Completed 17-of-23 passes for 284 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns in Super Bowl LI against New England. His 144.1 passer rating was the fourth-highest in Super Bowl history.

Led the Falcons to their second NFC title after throwing for 392 yards and four touchdowns in the conference championship game. Ryan completed 71.1 percent of his passes and finished the game with a 139.4 passer rating. He also scrambled for a 14-yard touchdown, his first TD run since 2012.

Opened the playoffs with a masterful performance against Seattle. Completed 26-of-37 passes for 338 yards with three touchdowns and a 125.7 passer rating to help Atlanta advance to the NFC Championship game.

Named NFC Player of the Month for the third time in his career, taking the award for the month of September.

CAREER

In nine seasons, has completed 3,288 of 5,064 (64.9 percent) for 37,701 yards and 240 touchdowns while posting a 93.6 passer rating.

Owns franchise records for career passing yards (37,701), career pass attempts (5,064), career completions (3,288), career touchdowns (240), career passing rating (93.6), career completion percentage (64.9), and career 300-yard games (42).

Has led the Falcons to a 51-10 record when he records a passer rating of 100-or-better.

Has led the Falcons to a 26-5 record when he throws three-or-more touchdowns.

Has set single-season franchise marks for passing yards (4,944), pass attempts (651), completions (439), completion percentage (69.9), touchdown passes (38), and 300-yard games (7). Also owns the club records for consecutive passes without an interception (272) and consecutive completions (22).

Completed 407-of-614 pass attempts (66.3 percent) for 4,591 yards with 21 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and an 89.0 quarterback rating in 2015. Became one of four passers to throw for 4,000 yards in each of the last five seasons. Also eclipsed 200 career touchdown passes.

Became the fifth fastest QB to pass for 30,000 yards, accomplishing the feat in his 117th game - Kurt Warner (114 games), Dan Marino (114 games), Peyton Manning (115 games), and Aaron Rodgers (116 games).

In 2014, set single game records for passer rating (155.9), completion percentage (87.5), and passing yards (448).

Completed 415 of 628 passes (66.1 percent) for 4,694 yards and 28 touchdowns, while posting 93.9 passer rating in 2014. Posted his fifth straight season throwing for 4,000 yards - only QB in franchise history to do so.

Broke former Falcons QB Steve Bartkowski’s franchise record for career passing touchdowns (181) in 2014.

Completed 439 of 651 pass attempts (67.4 percent) for 4,515 yards with 26 touchdowns, 17 interceptions and an 89.6 quarterback rating. Became the first quarterback in club history to throw for 4,000 yards in three straight seasons in 2013.

Continued to rewrite the Falcons record books in his sixth NFL season (2013), topping his own franchise records for attempts (651) and completions (439) while breaking QB Steve Bartkowski’s record for career passing yards with 23,472.

Broke QB Steve Bartkowski’s franchise record for career completions with his 1,872nd career completion on a 32-yard pass to WR Harry Douglas at Carolina (11/3/13). Bartkowski completed 1,871 passes in 11 seasons with the Falcons while Ryan completed 2,093 passes in his first six NFL seasons.

Earned his second career Pro Bowl nod in 2012 after completing 422 of 615 pass attempts with an NFL-best 68.6 completion percentage for 4,719 yards with 32 touchdowns and a 99.1 passer rating.

Ryan earned his 50th career win in his 69th career start, with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles in Week 8 (10/28/12). He tied QB Ben Roethlisberger as the second fastest active quarterback to reach the 50 win milestone. QB Tom Brady is the only active quarterback to reach 50 wins in fewer games (65).

Led the Falcons to a 13-3 regular season record and a trip to the NFC Championship Game in 2012. Picked up his first career playoff win, topping Seattle in the NFC Divisional round.

His 68.6 completion percentage led the NFL in 2012 and was the 13th best single-season performance by any NFL quarterback attempting at least 300 passes.

Joined NFC South rival QB Drew Brees as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to attempt 600+ passes and complete 68+ percent of those passes in a single season in 2012.

Broke QB Steve Bartkowski’s franchise record of 197 consecutive pass attempts without an interception by tossing 272 attempts without an INT before being picked off at San Diego (9/23/12).

Set a franchise record by completing 22 consecutive pass attempts, including his first 12 at Detroit (12/22/12), which was tied for the third longest in NFL history.

Completed 30 of 42 pass attempts for a Falcons’ playoff record 396 yards with three touchdowns and a 114.8 passer rating in the NFC Championship Game vs. San Francisco (1/20).

Broke QB Steve Bartkowski franchise record of 23,470 career pasing yards in 2013.

His 56 wins in his first five seasons were the most by any starting quarterback in his first five seasons in NFL history.

Completed 347 of 566 pass attempts (61.3 percent) for 4,177 yards with 29 touchdown passes, 12 interceptions and a 92.2 passer rating in 2011.

Joined QB Dan Marino and QB Joe Flacco as one of three quarterbacks since 1950 to post 40-or-more wins in their first four seasons after leading the Falcons to an 11-5 record in 2011.

Earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2010. In 16 starts, set franchise records with 357 completions on 571 pass attempts. Threw for career-highs with 3,705 yards and 28 touchdowns with a career-low nine interceptions and a 91.0 passer rating.

With a 31-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in the season finale in 2010, Ryan tied Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino for the most wins by a quarterback in his first three seasons since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with 33. In three seasons, Ryan posted a 33-13 record.

Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors in November (2010) after completing 106 of 153 pass attempts (69.3 percent) for 1,001 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions in leading the Falcons to a 4-0 record in the month.

Named Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Sporting News Rookie of the Year after completing 265 of 434 passes for 3,440 yards, 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for an 87.7 passer rating in his first season.

His 3,440 passing yards in 2008 ranked sixth in a single season in team history as he became one of two rookie quarterbacks in NFL history to amass over 3,000 passing yards in his first season (Peyton Manning).

Became the first rookie quarterback in club history to win 11 games and, along with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, was the first rookie quarterback to start all 16 games and lead their teams to the playoffs.

Tied with Flacco by posting the best regular season record (since the 1970 merger) by a rookie quarterback who started all 16 games (11-5).

Became the first player in franchise history to earn NFC Rookie of the Month accolades (October of 2008) while earning conference offensive player of the week honors (9) and Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week twice (Weeks 6 and 15).

COLLEGE

Following a stellar career at Boston College, emerged as a Heisman Trophy candidate while earning ACC Player of the Year honors as a senior.

Ranked eighth in the nation in total offense and established school records for 400-yard passing performances in both a career and a season while tallying 4,507 yards in 2007. His five 400-yard performances in a career broke the school record set by Doug Flutie and his four games with over 400 yards in 2007 also set a Boston College season record.

Completed 807 of 1,347 passes for 9,313 yards and 56 touchdowns in his Eagle career.

His 807 completions and 1,347 attempts established school career-records while his completion percentage of 59.9 ranked third in school annals.

His 9,313 passing yards placed him third on the Boston College all-time record list behind Doug Flutie and Glenn Foley.

With his 388 pass completions in 2007, Ryan joined Philip Rivers of North Carolina State and Ben Bennett of Duke as the only quarterbacks in ACC history to complete 300 passes in a season.

Ryan’s 31 touchdown passes in 2007 broke the old school season-record of 27 by Doug Flutie in 1984.

His career-high 435 yards against Georgia Tech in 2007 rank sixth on the school’s game-record passing list.

With five touchdown passes against Wake Forest in 2007, Ryan finished one shy of tying the school record of six, held by Flutie.

Of the Division I-A quarterbacks in the draft who started 24 or more games, Ryan won 76.5 percent of his 34 starts.

PERSONAL

Attended William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pa. and earned All-East honors from Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report.

Captured All-Southeastern Pennsylvania accolades as a senior quarterback in addition to receiving All-City first-team honors in 2002 and second-team recognition in 2001.

Threw for more than 1,300 yards with 15 touchdowns and just two interceptions as a senior.

Captained the school’s basketball and baseball teams.

2004 recipient of Boston College’s Mall Scholar-Athlete Award.

Son of Michael and Bernice Ryan and has three siblings.

Holds the annual Matt Ryan Celebrity – Am Classic to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at TPC Sugarloaf.

Hosts the annual Matt Ryan Football camp at Centennial High School, providing area youth the opportunity to learn football fundamentals from some of Ryan’s teammates as well as area youth coaches.

Participated as a celebrity waiter for the 4th annual Huddle Up for Miracles hosted by Head Coach Mike Smith at 103 West in Atlanta to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.

Participated in the Extra Yard partnership program the past (3) seasons and has purchased (40) season tickets and t-shirts for the Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Club.

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