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Matt Ryan to NFL: 'Yeah, I'm a stud'

Matt Ryan, apparently still a little giddy in the wake of signing his six-year, $72 million contract, today forgot he's the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. (Yes, the 4-12 Falcons from last year's Michael Vick/Bobby Petrino mess.) His first pass in his first game with the Falcons? A 62-yard touchdown. His first game in the NFL? A 34-21 win over the Detroit Lions.

Ryan was the first quarterback to throw a TD pass on his initial NFL attempt since Michael Bishop for New England against Indianpolis on Oct. 8, 2000, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Matt Hennie blogs on Atlanta's gay sports scene at