Matthew Stafford
# 7
Quarterback - QB
Height: 6-3  Weight: 228
Junior
Previous Affiliations
   Highland Park
Previous Experience
  1L
Hometown
   Dallas, Texas
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 10/02/2008
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Stafford Named To Davey O'Brien Award Watch List
Stafford Named Semifinalist For 2008 O'Brien Quarterback Award

Career Highs: 25 completions vs. Tennessee in 2008
*44 attempts vs. S. Carolina in 2007
*407 yards vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech in 2008
*5 TDs vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech in 2008
*Long TD completion of 84 yards vs. No. 9 Florida in 2007
*22 games with 200 or more yards passing including three 300-yard passing games and one 400-yard passing game
*8 carries at South Carolina in 2008
*83 rushing yards at No. 5 Auburn in 2006
*Long rush of 39 yards at No. 5 Auburn in 2006

2008: Named Second Team All-SEC by Associated Press, also SEC Coaches and Phil Steele’s All-SEC Second Team
*Named one of ten finalists for the Manning Award
*Named one of 13 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award
*Earned the team’s Vince Dooley Most Valuable Player of the Year Award
*Started all 13 games completing 235-of-383 for 3,459 yards with 10 interceptions and a school-record 25 TDs
*Set school record for total offense in a season with 3,499 yards
*His 3,459 passing yards ranked second in school history for a single-season
*Named Capital One Bowl MVP after he threw for 250 yards and tied a UGA bowl record with three TD passes on 20-of-31 passing
*Completed 24-of-39 passes for a career-high 407 yards and a career-high and school-record tying five TDs vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech
*Completed 15-of-24 passes for 215 yards and two TDs in win at Auburn
*Threw for a then career-high 365 yards and three TDs on 17-of-27 passes in win at Kentucky and was named Sporting News Today’s Player of the Day
*Went 18-of-33 on pass attempts for 265 yards with three INTs vs. No. 5 Florida
*Completed 17-of-26 passes for 249 yards and two TDs including a 49-yard TD pass to A.J. Green in win at No. 11 LSU
*Went 13-for-23 on passing attempts for 194 yards, two TDs and two INTs in win over No. 22 Vanderbilt
*Threw for 310 yards and a TD, with two INTs, on a career-high 25 completions vs. Tennessee
*Completed a then career-high 24 passes on 42 attempts for 274 yards, 2 TDs and an INT vs. No. 8 Alabama
*Completed 16-of-28 passes for 285 yards and a TD at No. 24 Arizona State
*Was 15-for-25 on pass attempts for 146 yards and rushed eight times for 15 yards at South Carolina; also made a 2-point conversion pass
*Completed 18-of-28 passes for 213 yards and two TDs vs. Central Michigan
*Passed for a then career-high 275 yards on 13-of-21 pass attempts including two TDs vs. Georgia Southern
*Named to Davey O’Brien Award Watch List
*Selected Preseason All-SEC 2nd Team by the SEC Coaches, Lindy’s, Athlon, Phil Steele and The Birmingham News
*Named in the preseason as the SEC’s Best Passer by The Birmingham News
*Selected as a preseason Davey O’Brien candidate by The Sporting News
*Tabbed in the preseason as the nation’s No. 6 rated quarterback by Phil Steele and the No. 8 rated quarterback by Lindy’s
*Chosen to Athlon’s preseason Heisman Favorites Others To Watch list

2007: Appeared in 13 games making 13 starts completing 194-for-348 passes for 2,523 yards (194.1 per game) and 19 TDs as well as two rushing TDs
*Registered 175 yards passing and a TD during Georgia’s 41-10 rout of No. 10 Hawai’i in the Sugar Bowl
*Passed for 214 yards and a TD on 14-of-29 passing and also had a 31-yard TD run at Georgia Tech
*Against No. 18 Auburn, he completed 11-of-19 passes for a season-high 237 yards and two TDs including a 58-yard TD pass to Mohamed Massaquoi
*Completed 11-of-18 passes for 217 and three touchdowns including a career-long TD pass of 84 yards to Massaquoi, which was the longest pass completion in the SEC in 2007, and a 53-yard TD pass to Henderson vs. No. 9 Florida
*Passed for 224 yards and two TDs on 19-of-35 passes at No. 16 Alabama including a game-winning overtime 25-yard TD pass to Mikey Henderson
*Completed 18-of-24 passes for 234 yds. and two TDs vs. Oklahoma St.
*Completed six of 12 passes for 155 yards and two TDs in spring game
*Recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Howard Williams, II, Football Scholarship

2006: SEC All-Freshman Team by the league’s coaches
*6-2 as a starter including ending year with wins over No. 5 Auburn, No. 16 Ga. Tech and No. 14 Va. Tech
*Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week vs No. 5 Auburn and Miss. State
*Chick-fil-A Bowl Offensive MVP (9-of-21 for 129 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) in leading Georgia to victory over No. 14 Va. Tech after trailing 21-3 at halftime
*Completed 16-of-21 passes for 171 yards and a TD vs. Georgia Tech
*Completed 14-of-20 passes for 219 yards and a TD plus had career-high 83 yards rushing and one TD on seven attempts in win over No. 5 Auburn
*Connected on 20-of-32 passes for 267 yards and two TDs in win over Miss. St.
*First true freshman Bulldog QB to start since Quincy Carter (1998) and first out of high school to start since Eric Zeier (1991)
*Led team to a 14-9 comeback at Ole Miss after down 3-0 at the half
*Recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Howard Williams, III, Football Scholarship
*Named team’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year
*Completed five of 12 passes for 102 yards and one TD in spring game
*Graduated from high school early and enrolled at UGA in January

High School: Highland Park, coached by Randy Allen...Parade Magazine All-America Team, USA Today Pre-Season Super 25...The nation’s No. 1 QB by Rivals.com and No. 2 QB by ESPN...Scout.com No. 2 ranked quarterback and Top 10 prospect...SuperPrep All-America, PrepStar 100 and No. 3 ranked quarterback...Dallas Morning News All-Area Offensive Player of the Year...Three time All-State
selection...Gatorade State Football Player of the Year...EA Sports National Player of the Year...Five-Star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com...Dave Campbell Texas Football Class AAAA Player of the Year...TexasFootball.com Mr. Texas for Class AAAA...Invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game...Invited to the EA Sports Elite 11 Camp for the nation’s top QBs...As a senior threw for 4,018 yards on 209 of 322 passing and 38 TDs as he led his team to the Class AAAA championship, its first title since 1957...Also rushed for 212 yards and 8 TDs on 42 carries...In the first round of the 2005 state playoffs he rallied his team from a 17-0 deficit to win 38-31 with 411 yards passing and 4 TDs...During his junior year he threw for 1,748 yards and 18 TDs and was named to the Rivals.com Junior All-America Team...As a sophomore had 2,945 passing yards and 36 passing TDs...Was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Tom Landry Classic, a Student Sports All-American and All-District...Sister Page is a student at UGA.

Personal: JOHN MATTHEW STAFFORD; Born: Feb. 7, 1988; Major: Speech Communication.

Round / pick / overall pick

Drafted by: 

Detroit Lions
2009..1/1/1 Matthew Stafford, QB
 

Passing
Year
G/GS
Cmp
Att.
Pct.
Yds.
INT
TD
Eff.
LG
2006 13/8 135 256 .527 1,749 13 7 109.0
53 AU
2007 13/13 194 348 .557
2,523 10 19 128.92 84 UF
2008 12/12 215 352 .611 3,209 9 22 153.17
78 UK
Total 38/33 544 956 .569 7,481 32 48 132.5184 UF










Rushing








Year
G/GS
Att. Yds. Per / Att.
Per / Gm

TD
LG
2006 13/8 47 191 4.1 14.7
3
39 AU
2007 13/13 39 -18 -0.5
-1.4

2
31 GT
2008 12/12 49 31 0.6 2.6

1 30 SC
Total 38/33 135 204 1.5 5.4
6 39 AU

 


 

 

 












Stafford Game by Game Stats
2006
CA
Yards TD INTLG
Western Kentucky

3
5
40
1 0 16
@ South Carolina

8 19171 0 339
UAB*W
10 17 107 0 0 29
Colorado *W

8 16 76 0 0 14
@ Ole Miss

7 18 91 0 0 32
#13 Tennessee

2 5 11 0 1 6
Vanderbilt
9 13 86 0 0 19
Mississippi State *W

20 32 267 2 3 41
^#9 Florida *L

13 33 151 0 2 21
@ Kentucky *L

16 28 230 1 3 29
@ #5 Auburn *W

14 20 219 1 0 53
#16 Georgia Tech *W

16 29 171 1 0 25
#14 Virgina Tech *W

9 21 129 1 1 41
TOTAL
135
256 1,749 7 13 53
















2007
CA
Yards TD INTLG
Oklahoma State *W

18 24 234 2 0 47
South Carolina *L

19 44 213 0 1 25
Western Carolina *W

14 20 174 2 0 24
@ #16 Alabama *W

19 35
224 2 2 33
Ole Miss *W

13 21 144 1 0 25
@Tennessee *L

16 22 174 2 1 26
@Vanderbilt *W

16 31 201 1 0 32
^#9 Florida *W

11 18 217 3 1 84
Troy *W

17 29 217 2 1 37
#18 Auburn *W

11
19 237 2 1 58
#22 Kentucky *W

12 22 99
0 2 17
@ Georgia Tech *W

14 29 214 1 0 55
vs. #10 Hawaii'i *W

14 23 175 1 1 28
TOTAL
194 348 2,523 19 10 84
















2008
CA
Yards TD INT LG
Georgia Southern *W

13 21 275 2 0 61
Central Michigan *W

18 28 213 2 0 54
@ South Carolina *W

15 25 146 0 0 39
@ Arizona State *W

16 28 285 1
0 41
#8 Alabama *L

24 42 274 2 1 26
Tennessee *W

25 36 310 1 2 37
#22 Vanderbilt *W

13 23 194 2 249
@#11 LSU *W

17 26 249 2 049
^#5 Florida #L

18 33 265 0 354
@ Kentucky

17 27 376 3 0 78
@ Auburn *W

15 24 215 2 0 35
#18 Georgia Tech *L

24 39 407 5 149
vs. #19 Michigan St. *W

20 31 250 3 135
TOTAL
235 383 3,459 25 10 78








CAREER TOTAL

564 987 7,731 51
33 84








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