|No. 77 - Baltimore Ravens|
|Date of birth: July 23 1976|
|Place of birth: St. Paul, Minnesota|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in||Weight: 309 lbs|
|NFL Draft: 1998; Round: 6 / Pick: 173rd|
|Selected by the Minnesota Vikings|
|Pro career: 1998-present|
|Career highlights and awards|
Matthew Robert Birk (born July 23, 1976) is a professional football center for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens franchise. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings out of Harvard University. Birk has made multiple Pro Bowls since replacing Jeff Christy, who left the Vikings in 2000.
High School Years[edit | edit source]
Birk attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and was an excellent student-athlete and a letterman and a standout in football, basketball, and track & field. He was an All-St. Paul Conference honoree, an Academic All-State honoree, and an All-State honoree in both, football and basketball. Matt Birk graduated from Cretin-Derham High School in 1994.
College Years[edit | edit source]
Birk graduated from Harvard University in 1998 with a degree in Economics. He attained All-Ivy League, All-New England and Division 1-AA All-ECAC first team football honors.
Off the Field[edit | edit source]
Birk founded a charity organization that provides educational opportunities for at-risk children, Matt Birk’s HIKE Foundation. He also co-owns two restaurants, Matty B's Supper Club in St Paul, and Matty B's Urban Bar & Restaurant in Minneapolis.