When you are the NFL’s MVP of any year, you know you’re doing something right. Matt Ryan is undoubtedly a legend of the Atlanta Falcons. Despite not having played since 2022, this awesome quarterback still hasn’t officially retired yet. On a personal level, things have been great for Matt and his wife Sarah for about two decades now, having met in college.
Sarah was also the sporty type, playing basketball for Boston College and being named Maine Gatorade Player of the Year twice! The couple who ended up having twin boys in 2018, followed by another son in 2023. Sarah is also a very passionate philanthropist, working for multiple charities.
Andrew Luck & Nicole Pechanec
It's difficult to say which name is the most famous. But one thing's for sure, both Andrew Luck and Nicole Pechanec have excelled in each of their respective sports. Luck was a successful quarterback at the Indianapolis Colts before making the transition to coaching. As for Nicole, well many will recognize her for her exploits in the world of gymnastics.
While pursuing a major in Architectural Engineering at Stanford, Nicole was the capital of the Cardinal gymnastics team and even competed at the NCAA Championships - twice! She has also interned at NASA and even worked as a website designer for a company in Silicon Valley! In 2019, Andrew and Nicole got married and they have had two kids since then.
Ben Roethlisberger & Ashley Harlan
There are a few examples on this list of NFL wives/girlfriends who work in medicine, and Ashley Harlan is a prime example. While hubby Ben Roethlisberger has won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburg Steelers, Harlan has been making a living as a physician assistant. She ended up getting a job at the Cardiac Surgery Department in Pittsburgh's UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
It's also worth mentioning that during his active years in the NFL, Ben benefited from Ashley's expertise to optimize his health and fitness. Ashley has been married to the quarterback since 2011 and has had three beautiful children along the way.
T.J. Watt & Dani Rhodes Watt
Here is an NFL player whose wife is also great at football - albeit a different kind of football. Dani Rhodes is a pretty talented soccer player, having played for the Wisconsin Badgers at college level. Although she struggled a little to turn pro, Rhodes still loves the beautiful game.
And she has also developed a deep appreciation for football ever since her partner T.J. Watt made a name for himself as a linebacker for the Steelers. She also graduated with a degree in life sciences communication. The couple ended up tying the knot in 2022, having a beautiful ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Cameron Heyward & Allie Schwarzwalder
Cameron Heyward has been on the Steelers' books for more than a decade though, and shows no signs of changing anytime soon. During his freshman year at Ohio State, the song of Craig "Ironhead" Heywood started a relationship with Allie Schwarzwalder.
Allie played volleyball in college but decided to put sport to one side upon graduation. She now works in healthcare, taking care of at-risk children with mental health illnesses. As his career progressed, Cameron built up the courage to ask Allie for her hand in marriage. And in 2013, they got married. Since then, the couple have welcomed three kids into the world - two girls and a boy.