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From Penn Charter to the Super Bowl
Posted 01/26/2017 03:01PM

Matt Ryan OPC 03 Penn CharterMatt 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:

Where'd Matt Ryan's Famous Nickname Come From? Hmm... 

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

TV Coverage
ESPN: Matt Ryan's National Signing Day

A 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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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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