Ryan wins Offensive Rookie award

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

December 30, 2008

NEW YORK -- Matt Ryan is more than the face of the sensational turnaround by the Atlanta Falcons. He also is the best member of a superb rookie crop, earning The Associated Press 2008 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award Tuesday.

The quarterback from Boston College, selected third overall in April's draft, was a landslide winner in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league.

Ryan became the third quarterback in five years to win the award;
before that, no QB ever took the honor.

He joins Ben Roethlisberger (2004) and Vince Young (2006) as top rookie quarterbacks.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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