FALCON FLIES AWAY Get to know former NFL quarterback Matt Ryan

Who is former NFL quarterback Matt Ryan? All about wife, children, college, and more

Professional athlete Matt Ryan made a name for himself in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons. But outside of his football career, fans are intrigued to learn more about the man behind the touchdowns.

Born on May 17, 1985, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ryan’s journey to stardom began in high school where he earned the nickname “Matty Ice.”

He continued to excel in college, playing for the Boston College Eagles from 2003 to 2007. In April 2008, he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons and eventually became their starting quarterback.

In a January 2017 ESPN interview, Ryan’s high school teammates recalled how his confidence and poise on the field led to the “Matty Ice” moniker. Described as the “Iceman” who meant business, Ryan’s nickname stuck throughout his career.

After spending one season with the Indianapolis Colts, Ryan announced his retirement from the NFL in April 2024. He signed a one-day contract with the Falcons to retire with the team that kickstarted his professional journey.

Off the field, Ryan met his wife, Sarah, while they were both attending Boston College. The couple tied the knot on April 8, 2011, and later welcomed twins in April 2018. Their family life is a testament to Ryan’s success on and off the field.

Throughout his NFL career, Ryan earned numerous accolades and amassed an estimated net worth of $70 million.

From winning the league’s Most Valuable Player title in 2016 to being a four-time pro-bowl selection, Ryan’s impact on the NFL will be remembered for years to come.