|Matthew Stafford Quick Info
||6 ft 3 in
|Date of Birth
||February 7, 1988
Matthew Stafford is an American football quarterback who was selected first overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft and has also played for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL).
John Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford as seen while smiling in a still taken during the Los Angeles Rams training camp at UC Irvine on July 31, 2023 (Sewageboy / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Matthew Stafford studied at Highland Park High School, along with Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. He then attended the University of Georgia and there he became the first true freshman quarterback to start for the Georgia Bulldogs football team since Quincy Carter in 1998.
Professional Football Player
- Father – John Stafford
- Mother – Margaret Stafford
- Siblings – Page Stafford (Older Sister)
- Others – Dylan Raiola (Godson) (Football Quarterback), Chad Hall (Brother-In-Law) (Former NFL player and Jacksonville Jaguars wide receivers coach), Kirsten Storms (Cousin) (Actor)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $150 Million as of 2023.
Matthew Stafford as seen while playing with Detroit Lions in a match against the Green Bay Packers on December 28, 2014 (Mike Morbeck / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
100 kg or 220.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matthew Stafford has dated –
Kelly Hall (2006-Present) – He met cheerleader Kelly Hall at the University of Georgia and they started going out in the year 2006. The couple tied the knot on April 4, 2015, and have been blessed with 4 daughters – twins named Chandler and Sawyer (b. March 2017), Hunter Hope (b. August 2018), and Tyler Hall (b. June 2020). Kelly revealed via Instagram in April 2019 that she had a brain tumor and she underwent a 12-hour surgery on April 17, 2019. Subsequently, Matthew Stafford took time off from being with the Lions as training camp started up shortly after Kelly’s surgery.
Race / Ethnicity
Matthew Stafford as seen during his final season with the Detroit Lions in 2020 in a game against the Washington Football Team at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan (All-Pro Reels / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)
Matthew Stafford Facts
For some time, he resided in Dunwoody, Georgia, as his father attended graduate school at the University of Georgia. After that, his family shifted to Dallas, Texas.
During his time at Highland Park High School, Matthew Stafford was coached by Randy Allen and was widely considered to be one of the best high school quarterbacks in the United States in the Class of 2006 and was ranked ahead of Tim Tebow.
He led Highland Park Scots to a perfect 15–0 record and won the UIL 4A Division I State Championship in 2005.
In 2005, he was named to the Parade All-America Team and the USA Today Pre-Season Super 25. The same year, he also won the MVP and Best Arm awards at the EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp as well as was named the 2005 EA Sports National Player of the Year.
Rivals.com regarded Matthew Stafford as a five-star recruit and he was listed as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback prospect in the class of 2006.
Even before he started a game at the collegiate level, analyst Mel Kiper Jr. correctly predicted that Stafford would eventually become the first pick in the NFL Draft.
In 2009, Matthew Stafford recorded his first with the Detroit Lions in a game against the Washington Redskins as he passed for 241 yards and a touchdown in the 19–14 victory.
On September 12, 2010, he injured his right shoulder in the season-opening 19–14 loss against the Chicago Bears.
Matthew Stafford was named the 2011 Pro Football Weekly Comeback Player of the Year, AP Comeback Player of the Year, and NFL Alumni Quarterback of the Year.
He donated $1 million to the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center in 2015.
He was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on March 18, 2021, and he went on to make his debut during Sunday Night Football against the Chicago Bears.
Matthew Stafford signed a four-year, $160 million extension with the Rams on March 19, 2022.
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