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Matt Ryan OPC '03 was in the media spotlight after he led the Atlanta Falcons to an NFC championship and a Super Bowl berth. The sports coverage was ubiquitous, but here are quick links to coverage about Matt at Penn Charter, as told by his teammates, coaches, teachers and family. 


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) 


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.


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? Hmm... 


Matt and Penn Charter were the Philadelphia Inquirer weekend cover story:

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


PC Videos

Shortly before the Super Bowl, Penn Charter held a pep rally to cheer on Matty Ice. Enjoy these videos!


Local TV Coverage

ESPN: Matt Ryan's National Signing Day

CBS3: Matt Ryan Quietly Putting Together HOF Career by Andrew Porter (with video)

6ABC: Penn Charter Coach Emotional Over Matt Ryan's Super Bowl Run (with video); Exton's Matt Ryan, Falcons Headed to Super Bowl

PHL17: Morning Show and Matt Alba


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