Matt Ryan is a celebrity American football player and one of the richest players who had signed an initial contract in 2008 worth $72 million at the beginning of his professional career before even playing any matches. He has been nicknamed Matty Ice for his cool daring moves. He plays as quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League. Here is his brief bio and his Net Worth in 2018, which would be interesting for his football fans.
Matt Ryan Early Life
Matt Ryan was born on 17th May, 1985. His full name is Matthew Thomas Ryan. His parents Bernice and Michael Ryan have Irish ancestry and are Roman Catholics. Ryan is the third of his four siblings. Ryan hd his schooling at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
When he was in high school, he played football, basketball and baseball, and was the captain of all three teams. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He earned All-East honors from Larunt Lemming Prep Football Report.
Ryan started getting athletic scholarship offers from Purdue, Georgia Tech, Temple, and Connecticut. Later he chose Boston College as he was looking for a university closer to home.
Matt Ryan Career, Awards & Achievement
In 2003 Ryan was in Boston College and in the 2004 season, made his collegiate debut as quarterback and played till 2006. In 2007 Ryan led his team to an ACC Atlantic Division championship in which he was awarded as ACC Player of the Year.
In the 2008 NFL Draft, Ryan was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round. He signed a six-year contract, worth a stupendous $72 million! This is one of the highest of NFL contracts. Yet Ryan was offered this contract without ever having played a single professional game.
In the 2008 season Ryan became the first rookie quarterback to start a season for the Falcons; and for his brilliant performance earned the title of Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week. Ryan also became the first Falcon player to be awarded the NFC Rookie of the Month for October 2008. He was also named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
In 2009 the Falcons had two consecutive winning season with 9-7 for the first time in franchise history. In the 2010 season, Ryan led the Falcons to their best record of 13–3. Ryan was invited to the 2011 Pro Bowl, for the first time of his career.
In the 2011 season, Ryan led the Falcons to a 10–6 record, and in 2012 season, Ryan led the Falcons to their franchise best start of the season, starting 8–0.
In 2013, Ryan had a five-year extension if contract, valued at $103.75 million with the Falcons. This was a bad year for Falcons with a 4–12 record. In 2014 season Ryan led the Falcons to a 6–10, and in 2015 season to a 8–8 record. These three seasons the team could not qualify for the playoff.
In the 2016 season Ryan was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl and was named First-team All Pro. Ryan was recognized the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and the NFL Most Valuable Player for the 2016 season. He was also ranked tenth on the NFL Top 100 Players.
Awards & Achievement
Ryam has won several awards and recognition. During his High School career he on the Most Valuable Player award in 2005, First-team All-ACC selection in 2006 and Manning Award in 2007 and also the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
In his debut year in 2008, he was awarded the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year, and three times Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week.
He also has four times Pro Bowl selection, and one First-team All-Pro in 2016. In the year 2016 he was also declared NFL Most Valuable Player, NFL Offensive Player of the Year, NFL passer rating leader, Bert Bell Award and also PFWA Offensive Player of the Year.
Net Worth of Matt Ryan
Ryan has a salary of $12 million per year from the Atlanta Falcons. From 2013 onwards, this was raised to $20 million per annum. He also has endorsement deal with Nike and other sports companies.
Adding up all his income, it is estimated that he has a net worth of more than $150 Million.
Matt Ryan has charmed the American football world with his brilliant moves. He is 33 years old and has many years of football left in him. Apart from being an ace footballer, Ryan is a golfer who has played in the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic. Last year, in November 2017, Ryan informed his fans on social media that his wife Sarah is pregnant and they are expecting twins.