(the video was slowing down the blog, so I decided to just put Stafford's picture and stats).
Matthew Stafford # 7
Quarterback - QB
Stafford Named To Davey O'Brien Award Watch ListCareer Highs: 20 completions and 267 yards vs. Miss. St. in 2006, 44 attempts vs. S. Carolina in 2007; long completion and long TD completion of 84 yards vs. #9 Florida in 2007; 11 games with 200 or more yards passing; 7 carries (3x), last vs. #14 Virginia Tech in 2006; 83 rushing yards and long rush of 39 yards at #5 Auburn in 2006; 33 attempts vs. Florida in 20062008 – Named to Davey O’Brien Award Watch List.* Pre-season All-SEC second team by Phil Steele, Lindy’s Athlon, Birmingham News and SEC Coaches; the named SEC’s Best Passer by The Birmingham News2007: 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 #10 Hawai’i in the Sugar Bowl*Passed for 214 yards and a TD on 14- of-29 passes and also had a 31-yard TD run at Georgia Tech *Completed 12-of-22 passes with two interceptions, and ran for a 10-yard TD vs. Kentucky*Against No. 18 Auburn, he completed 11-of-19 passes for 237 yards and two TDs including a 58-yards TD pass to Mohamed Massaquoi*Passed for 217 yards and two TDs on 17-of-29 passing vs. Troy*Completed 11-of-18 passes for 217 yards and three TDs including a careerlong TD pass of 84 yards to Massaquoi and a 53 Yard TD pass to Henderson vs. No. 9 Florida*Attempted 31 passes, completed 16 for 201 yards and a TD at Vanderbilt*Threw for 174 yards on 16-of-33 passing including TD passes of 26-yards and two-yards at Tennessee*Completed 13-of-21 passes for 144 yards and a TD vs. Ole Miss*Passed for 224 yards and two TDs on 19-of-35 passing at No. 16 Alabama including a game-winning overtime 25-yard TD pass to Mikey Henderson*Threw 20 times completing 14 passesfor 174 yards and two TDs vs. W.Carolina*Completed 19-of-44 passes for 213 yards vs. S. Carolina*Completed 18-of-24 passes for 234 yds. and two TDs vs. Oklahoma St.*Completed six of 12 passes for 155 yards and two TD’s in annual spring G-Day game
2006: SEC All-Freshman Team by the league’s coaches*6-2 as a starter including ending year with wins over #5 Auburn, #16 Ga. Tech and #14 Va. Tech *Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week for performances against Tigers and Miss. State*Chick-fil-A Bowl Offensive MVP (9x21 for 129 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) in leading Georgia to victory over #14 Va. Tech after trailing 21-3 at halftime*Completed 16 of 21 for 171 yards and 1 TD against the Jackets*Completed 14 of 20 for 219 yards and 1 TD plus had career-high 83 yards rushing and one TD on seven attempts in win over #5 Auburn*Career-high 20-of-32 for 267 yards and 2 TDs in win over Miss. State*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*Team went 9-4 including a Chick-fil-A Bowl win*Recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Howard Williams, III, Football Scholarship*Named team’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year*Graduated from high school early and enrolled at UGA in January*Completed five of 12 passes for 102 yards and one TD in spring gameHigh 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
Born: Feb. 7, 1988; Major: Speech Communication.
PassingYear G/GS Cmp. Att. Pct. Yds. INT TD Eff. LG2006 13/8 135 256 .527 1,749 13 7 109.0 53 AU2007 13/13 194 348 .557 2,523 10 19 128.92 84 UFTotal 26/21 329 604 .545 4,272 23 26 120.47 84 UFRushingYear G/GS Att. Yards Per/Att. Per/Gm. TD LG2006 13/8 47 191 4.1 14.7 3 39 AU2007 13/13 39 -18 -0.5 -1.4 2 31 GTTotal 26/21 86 173 2.0 6.7 5 39 AUReceivingYear G/GS Rec. Yards Per/Rec. Per/Gm. TD LG2006 13/8 1 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0 -6 UF2007 12/12 0 0 0 0 0 --Total 25/20 1 -6 -6.0 -0.2 0 -6 UF