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Encyclopedia > Matt Ryan (football player)

Matthew Thomas "Matt" Ryan (born May 17, 1985 in Exton, Pennsylvania) is a junior quarterback for the Boston College Eagles. As of the 2005 season, he has been the team's starter, leading them to two bowl games and a 13-4 record in 17 starts. He has thrown for 200 or more yards 15 times and is fifth all-time in school history in passing yards and in pass completions. He also earned MVP honors at the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl. For his calm and cool demeanor, he has earned the nickname "Matty Ice" from his teamates. May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Exton is a census-designated place located in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. ... Look up junior in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The MPC Computers Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at 30,000-seat Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, since 1997. ...

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High school career

Matt Ryan attended William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was a three year starter for coach Brian McCloskey. He gained All-City first-team honors in 2002 and second-team honors in 2001. He was a three-time All-League selection. Over his high school career he threw for more than 1,300 yards in his senior season and threw 15 touchdowns passes and 2 interceptions. He was captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. Even with his many accolades, Matt could never make an exit from the shadow of his superstar cousin, Janet Tarpey. Janet, a two time all-American in lacrosse at Philadelphia University, eventually chose Viethoai Trinh over an athletic career. The William Penn Charter School The William Penn Charter School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was established in 1689 by William Penn as a day school and is the oldest Quaker school in the world. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ...


Freshman Season

Ryan was redshirted in the 2003 season. Before the 2004 season, he was named backup due to an injury to Quinton Porter. He saw his first action on October 2, 2004 against UMass. He completed 2 of 3 passes for 16 yards. He completed his first touchdown on November 20 against Temple on a 32 yard completion to Larry Lester. Replacing the injured Paul Peterson, he completed 8 of 15 passes for 121 yards. He made his first collegiate start on November 27 in the final game of the 2004 season, completing 24 of 51 passes for 200 yards against Syracuse. He also played in against North Carolina in the Continental Tire Bowl. He completed 1 of his 2 passes for 13 yards. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Quinton Porter is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the NFL. Porter grew up in Portand, Maine and was a a star at King Middle School then Portland High School. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Paul Peterson (born July 29, 1980) in Allentown, Pennsylvania is a former quarterback for the Boston College Eagles. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York, United States. ... The Continental Tire Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at 73,367-seat Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2002. ...


Sophomore Season

At the beginning of the 2005 season, Ryan was named the second string quarterback behind Quinton Porter. Porter has some success at the beginning of the year, including winning Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week for his performance in BC's 28-17 win over Virginia. After a 30-10 loss to 3rd ranked Virginia Tech, coach Tom O'Brien announced that he would start Ryan, in the next game against North Carolina. In 10 games (5 starts) He completed 121 of 195 passes for 1,514 yards. He had 8 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also had 5 rushing touchdowns and 94 yards. He started his first bowl game in the MPC Computers Bowl versus Boise State. He completed 19-of-36 passes for 256 yards and a career-best three touchdowns. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Tom OBrien may refer to: Tom OBrien (UK politician) (1900–1970), British trade unionist and Member of Parliament Tom OBrien (19th century baseball player) (1860–1921), a 19th century baseball player Tom OBrien (outfielder/infielder) (1873–1901), a MLB outfielder/infielder Tom OBrien (actor) (1890... The University of North Carolina is a sixteen-university system which comprises all public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States. ... The MPC Computers Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at 30,000-seat Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, since 1997. ... Boise State University is a state university located near downtown Boise, the capital city of Idaho. ...


Junior Season

Ryan started 11 of 12 games. He completed 243-of-398 passes for 2,700 yards, 14 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He also ran for three touchdowns. He was All-ACC first-team and led the ACC in total offense (242.2 ypg) and in passing yards (245.5 ypg). He was named ACC Offensive Back of the week 3 times. He set career highs in completions (32 vs. Central Michigan) and passing yards (356 vs. BYU). He led the team to a 8-3 record including triple overtime wins versus Clemson and BYU. He led the Eagles to a close 25-24 victory December 30 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Navy in Charlotte, North Carolina. Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a coeducational state university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... ... This article discusses Clemson University. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... The Meineke Car Care Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at 73,367-seat Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2002. ... Nickname: Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Government  - Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - City  280. ...

Preceded by
Quinton Porter
Boston College Eagles Starting Quarterback
2005-
Succeeded by
Incumbent

 
 

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