About

Matt Birk

Husband, Dad, Believer

“Just a Saint Paul Kid”

Matt Birk was born and raised in St. Paul. He attended Cretin-Derham Hall, and was a letterman and 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. Birk graduated from Cretin-Derham in 1994 and went on to play football at Harvard.

A six-time NFL Pro Bowl Selection and two-time All Pro, Matt proved to be an undisputed leader on the field and was named the sixth smartest athlete by Sporting News. A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in economics, Matt was the recipient of the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for his excellence both on and off the field.

Matt remains a public figure in Minnesota, speaking regularly at events across the state and on one of the leading sports radio stations in the country KFAN.

Matt is a staunch advocate for the pro-life movement and education choice.

“Family First”

Matt and his wife, Adrianna, are the proud parents of eight children. In 2019, they followed their love for faith-based education and started Unity High School. Matt and Adrianna have Minnesota roots together. “Matt and I met at a diner in MN where I was a server in college and he was an eater!” According to Adrianna.

Matt has a deep Catholic faith which drives his decision making and convictions. 

“Entrepreneur and Leader”

A six-time NFL Pro Bowl Selection and two-time All Pro, Matt proved to be an undisputed leader on the field and was named the sixth smartest athlete by Sporting News.  A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in economics, Matt was the recipient of the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for his excellence both on and off the field.

Matt parlays his diverse experiences culled from winning championships, creating partnerships, and educating others into a number of business and non-profit ventures. He speaks to organizations across the country about the value of true inspiration, lasting leadership principles, the dynamics of teamwork, and fulfilling potential. Matt’s many media appearances and interactions with journalists bring a measured perspective to the professional media training he offers to executives and athletes alike.

He is dedicated to improving Minnesota and focused on finding solutions that drive our state forward!

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