Mathew Thomas Ryan was born in the suburb of Exton, Pennsylvania, United States on May 17, 1985. Early in his life, he attended William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From the very beginning of his studies, he showed great interest in sports. He had the good reputation for sports and had joined the football, basketball and baseball teams. He was named captain of all the previously mentioned teams. After graduation, he joined Boston College in 2003, where he fulfilled his dream of becoming an NFL player.
In 2004 Matt played quarterback and completed 24 of his 51 passes for 200 yards, he also did well academically and was awarded the 2004 Scholars, in the 2005 season he was able to make 121 of 195 assists for 1,514 in 10 games and 19 of 36 assists. for 256 yards in the MPC Computers Bowl. In 2006, out of 11 games, he made 254 of 398 passes for 2,700 yards. He also made Boston College history with his 40 assists which broke the previous record of 37. His team also performed well in 2007 and received an award for the 2007 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm. He also received the award Manning 2007 and was named British Columbia Eagle of the Year.
Matt Ryan’s family
The athlete is the third out of four children of Michael and Bernice Ryan, who are Catholic and of Irish descent. John Loughery, a good American football player, is Matt’s uncle. He was a quarterback at Boston College from 1979 to 1982. Matt’s brother, Mike, was also an American football fan and dreamed of playing in the NFL. he and his brother Matt had a car accident. Mike got married to Maggie, sister of Sarah (Matt’s wife) while they (Matt and Sarah) were still a couple.
Matt Ryan’s Wife: Sarah Marshall
Sarah Marshall, now Sarah Ryan is the beautiful and stylish 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 studied at Catherine McAuley Falmouth and later attended Boston College, where she joined the basketball team there, graduating with a communications major.
Ryan and Sarah who were both freshmen and Boston College athletes met in 2003 at a weight room and fell in love. They started a relationship and after some time they got engaged in 2010 and finally in April 2011 they tied the knot.
Matt Ryan Net Worth, Salary, House
The athlete’s football career paved a way to riches for him as he was able to land contracts and deals that brought him a huge percentage of his net worth. His initial five-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons made him popular and created other contracts, including his dream of becoming an NFL player. His NFL career started in 2008 with a contract based on a 6-year deal worth $72 million. He thus became the fourth highest paid player in NFL records. This contract was extended for 5 years to reach 103.75 million dollars. Matt is also among the top 10 highest earning athletes in the world as he is said to receive an annual salary of around $42 million and his net worth is growing.
Matt enjoys the comforts of luxury homeshas stayed in places like Tuxedo Road, Exton, Chestnut Hill, Buckhead and Duluth. The NFL superstar also bought a luxury home for around $4.5 million in 2008 and another in Duluth worth $874,000.
Other Facts About Matt Ryan
Some interesting facts about this top athlete that are worth knowing are listed below:
- Matt Ryan was nicknamed “Matty Ice” after naming his website Matty Ice.
- He is a huge basketball fan and his best athlete is Lebron James.
- He enjoys eating cheese pizza, playing golf and touring especially in Paris, Italy and Hawaii.
- He stands at a gallant height of 6 feet, 5 inches.
- Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady are his best friends.
- Matt is very fond of luxury cars, of which he has a lot and his first two cars were Ford Explorers. The first was navy blue and the second was green.