Matt Ryan OPC '03 is in the media spotlight since he led the Atlanta Falcons to an NFC championship and a Super Bowl berth. The sports coverage is all over the Internet, but here are quick links to coverage about Matt at Penn Charter, as told by his teammates, coaches, teachers and family.
The New York Times profiled Matt in the lead-up to the NFC Championship:
Falcons' Matt Ryan Stays Under the Radar Even as He Flies High by Bill Pennington
And then the Times followed up with Before Ryan's Ascent, a Quiet Grounding in the Quaker Way.
Sports Illustrated Monday Morning Quarterback is on the #RoadtoHouston and stopped in at PC:
Matt Ryan Is Old School, by Jenny Vrentas
A Nor'easter, Quaker meeting and Cheesesteaks, by Kalyn Kahler
When Matt Ryan was a 6'5" Triple-Option QB (video content)
Wall Street Journal chronicles the Revenge of the Quarterback Nerd.
ESPN chatted with Matt's OPC teammates about the origins of his nickname:
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Matt and his PC teammates:
Matt Ryan was always team-first, Penn Charter mates say, by Zach Berman
More from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Matt Ryan remains connected to Penn Charter:
Penn Charter Has Rooting Interest in Falcons' Matt Ryan, by Ed Barkowitz
Philadelphia Magazine posted a brief story on Matt:
Philly-Area Man Has Chance to Take Down Patriots in Super Bowl, by Dan McQuade
ESPN: Matt Ryan's National Signing Day
A CBS3: Matt Ryan Quietly Putting Together HOF Career by Andrew Porter (with video)
PHL17: Morning Show and Matt Alba