VIDEO: Matt Ryan High School Football Highlights From 2002 Are a Huge Throwback

Jason Schandl
Video of Matt Ryan's high school football highlights are a huge throwback.
Video of Matt Ryan's high school football highlights are a huge throwback. /

Missing football while the sports world is shut down? Matt Ryan fans can throw it back with some retro footage of the Atlanta Falcons' franchise quarterback from his high school football days at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia.

Matt Ryan High School Highlights

A multi-sport athlete in high school, Ryan played quarterback as well as small forward on the basketball team and both pitcher and shortstop on the baseball team. His 2002 senior season saw him throw for over 1,300 yards with 9 touchdowns, receiving All-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors.

He wasn't exactly a hot recruit coming off that 2002 season, and it took until his senior year at Boston College before he really broke out, throwing for 4,507 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2007, elevating him to the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

He's gone on to become one of the most productive quarterbacks in the NFL, with 51,186 yards and 321 touchdowns — both franchise records in Atlanta. At 34 years old, he still looks to be in his prime, and Falcons fans have to feel good about having the quarterback position locked down for the foreseeable future.

For more throwback high school highlights, check out Drew Brees in 1996, Ben Roethlisberger in 1999 and Aaron Rodgers in 2002.

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