Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan

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#RiseUp Atlanta Falcons

During the summer, the NFL allows minicamps for all 32 teams to practice before their training camps start at the end of July. CBS Interactive spent the day with the defending NFC Champions, the Atlanta Falcons, as they took to the field for the first time during the offseason. Filming this mini-camp was especially cool because not only do you get to see current stars of the team practice but also future stars waiting to be discovered.

Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan

After practice, we sat down with Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Not only did we reminisce about him leading the league in passing yards and touchdowns this past season, but we also witnessed his knowledge of rap songs. We played a game with Ryan, having him read rap lyrics and try to guess who the artist was. Although he didn’t score that great, he kept his cool, truly showing why he has the nickname “Matty Ice.”

Check out the whole CBS Interactive piece here!