Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons, NFL
Matt Ryan is the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League. He has played in this position since his rookie year after being drafted by the Falcons in 2008. Ryan’s accolades include NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, NFL Most Valuable Player, and four Pro Bowl selections. He actively uses his platform as a professional athlete to create positive change, whether through his annual Matt Ryan Celebrity-AM Golf Classic benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or his work with Boys and Girls Clubs, the Believe and Achieve Foundation, Make-A-Wish, and the NFL’s Play 60 program. Ryan played college football for Boston College.