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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. Click the links below to read the news coverage to date.

Penn Charter held a boisterous pep rally this afternoon to wish Matt well. Read about the pep rally and view the video and photos.

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:
Where'd Matt Ryan's Famous Nickname Come From?
And Matt Ryan's National Signing Day

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 PC:
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

Posted by S. Sexton on Saturday February, 4
Tags:  football, OPC
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Facilities

Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

    Penn Charter Athletic Facilities

Go Charter!

The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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