Players

Matt Ryan
QB #2
Height:
6-4
Weight:
220
Age:
29
College:
Boston College
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

TDS
4
INT
3
YDS
679
RTG
88.2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 2,148 3,375 24,151 7.2 157 80 160 1,057 90.6 225 598 2.7 5 28 15
2014 ATL 2 2 55 87 679 7.8 4 3 3 22 88.2 6 43 7.2 0 -- --
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 NO W 37-34 31 43 72.1 448 10.4 3 0 1 3 128.8 3 15 5 0 -- --
2 @CIN L 10-24 24 44 54.5 231 5.3 1 3 2 19 48.6 3 28 9.3 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.

2013 (Falcons)

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. Continued to rewrite the Falcons record books in his sixth NFL season, 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. Threw for 300-plus yards in seven games in 2013, en route to breaking QB Steve Bartkowski’s franchise record for career passing yards. Threw for multiple touchdowns in 10 of 16 games in 2013 running his career total to 49 games with two-or-more touchdown passes. Ranked among the League leaders in most statistical categories in 2013, including completions (439, 3rd), completion percentage (67.4, 4th), yards (4,515, 4th), touchdowns (26, 9th-tied), and passer rating (89.6, 12th). Averaged 282.2 passing yards per game last season, which was the fourth-highest average in the NFL and the second best of his career. Was one of four passers averaging over 280 yards per game in 2013. Threw for 374 yards on 33 of 43 passing (76.7 completion percentage) with two touchdowns and a 117.8 passer rating vs. St. Louis (9/15). Completed better than 75 percent of his passes in a game for the 10th time in his career. Threw for a career-high 421 yards, completing 34 of 54 (62.9 percent) passes with two touchdowns, one interception and a 91.7 passer rating against New England (9/29). Ryan’s 421-yard output was the second-highest single game passing total in team history behind QB Chris Chandler’s 431-yard performance in 2001. Completed 20 of 26 passes for 273 with three touchdowns and a career-high 148.4 passer rating vs. Tampa Bay (10/20). 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). Bartkowski completed 1,871 passes in 11 seasons with the Falcons while Ryan has completed 2,093 passes in six NFL seasons. Completed 30 of 39 passes, including a stretch of 11 straight in the second half, tying his season-high with a 76.9 completion percentage against New Orleans (11/21). Finished the game with 292 yards and recorded a 97.4 passer rating while completing at least one pass to nine different receivers. Recorded his 23rd career 300-yard game and his sixth 300-yard game of the season against the Bills (12/1). Led the Falcons on a six-play, 30-yard drive in overtime to setup K Matt Bryant’s game-winning 36-yard field goal. Completed a career high 37 of 48 passes (77.1 percent) for 348 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions and a 93.1 passer rating at San Francisco (12/23). The Monday night contest was Ryan’s seventh 300-yard game of the season and the seventh time in 2013 that he completed over 70 percent of his passes.

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.

2013 (Falcons)

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. Continued to rewrite the Falcons record books in his sixth NFL season, 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. Threw for 300-plus yards in seven games in 2013, en route to breaking QB Steve Bartkowski’s franchise record for career passing yards. Threw for multiple touchdowns in 10 of 16 games in 2013 running his career total to 49 games with two-or-more touchdown passes. Ranked among the League leaders in most statistical categories in 2013, including completions (439, 3rd), completion percentage (67.4, 4th), yards (4,515, 4th), touchdowns (26, 9th-tied), and passer rating (89.6, 12th). Averaged 282.2 passing yards per game last season, which was the fourth-highest average in the NFL and the second best of his career. Was one of four passers averaging over 280 yards per game in 2013. Threw for 374 yards on 33 of 43 passing (76.7 completion percentage) with two touchdowns and a 117.8 passer rating vs. St. Louis (9/15). Completed better than 75 percent of his passes in a game for the 10th time in his career. Threw for a career-high 421 yards, completing 34 of 54 (62.9 percent) passes with two touchdowns, one interception and a 91.7 passer rating against New England (9/29). Ryan’s 421-yard output was the second-highest single game passing total in team history behind QB Chris Chandler’s 431-yard performance in 2001. Completed 20 of 26 passes for 273 with three touchdowns and a career-high 148.4 passer rating vs. Tampa Bay (10/20). 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). Bartkowski completed 1,871 passes in 11 seasons with the Falcons while Ryan has completed 2,093 passes in six NFL seasons. Completed 30 of 39 passes, including a stretch of 11 straight in the second half, tying his season-high with a 76.9 completion percentage against New Orleans (11/21). Finished the game with 292 yards and recorded a 97.4 passer rating while completing at least one pass to nine different receivers. Recorded his 23rd career 300-yard game and his sixth 300-yard game of the season against the Bills (12/1). Led the Falcons on a six-play, 30-yard drive in overtime to setup K Matt Bryant’s game-winning 36-yard field goal. Completed a career high 37 of 48 passes (77.1 percent) for 348 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions and a 93.1 passer rating at San Francisco (12/23). The Monday night contest was Ryan’s seventh 300-yard game of the season and the seventh time in 2013 that he completed over 70 percent of his passes.

Career

Has completed 2,093 of 3,288 pass attempts (63.7 percent) for 23,472 yards with 153 touchdowns, 77 interceptions and a 90.6 passer rating during his career. 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. Threw six touchdowns in the postseason, setting franchise records for the most playoff touchdown passes in a single season and career playoff touchdowns (9). 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. Tossed his 100th career touchdown pass vs. Denver (9/17/12), also broke QB Steve Bartkowski’s franchise record of 197 consecutive pass attempts without an interception. Extended the record to 272 pass 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. Led the Falcons on six game winning drives in the fourth quarter in 2012, including a two-play 41-yard drive that set up a game-winning field goal in the NFC Divisional playoff game vs. Seattle (1/13/13). 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). In his six seasons with the Falcons, has led the team to an impressive 36-10 home record as the starter under center. Ryan has posted a total of 23,472 yards (2008-13) breaking QB Steve Bartkowski franchise record of 23,470 yards in the 2013 season finale. Has led the Falcons to a 34-2 record when he records a passer rating of 100-or-better. Has led the Falcons to a 18-1 record when he throws three-or-more touchdowns. Ryan has compiled a 60-34 regular season record during his career. His 56 wins in his first five seasons were the most by any starting quarterback in his five seasons in NFL history. Since 2008, has thrown 153 touchdown passes, which ranks tied for sixth in the NFL and tied for third in the NFC during that time. 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. Posted 320 yards on 22 of 38 passing and tied a career high with four touchdowns at Carolina (12/11/11). Garnered FedEx Air Player of the Week and NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts at Carolina. 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 FedEx Air Player of the Week honors after throwing for 299 yards on 24 of 33 passing with three touchdowns against Cincinnati (10/24/10). He also posted a season-high 118.1 passer rating. 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. Set a career-high and tied a franchise record with an 85.7 completion percentage after connecting on 24 of 28 passes for 197 yards and one touchdown against Green Bay (11/28). Led six game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or later in 2010, including wins at New Orleans (9/26), vs. San Francisco (10/3), vs. Cincinnati (10/24), vs. Baltimore (11/11), vs. Green Bay (11/28) and at Tampa Bay (12/5). Ranked third in the NFL in 2010 with a 104.1 passer rating on third down. Also completed 63.3 percent of his passes with 15 touchdowns on third down. 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, for posting the best regular season record ever (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). Posted a streak of nine consecutive 200-yard passing games in 2008 from Weeks 6-15 and recorded eight contests with a 65.0 completion percentage or higher. Ranked second in the NFL in yards per completion with a 12.98 average in 2008. Helped the Falcons offense break a team record for the most net yards in a season with 5,779. Guided the Falcons offense to the fifth-most points scored in a season in club history with 391 in 2008.

Extra Points

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.

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.

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