Football Career: Matthew Stafford has demonstrated success with the Detroit Lions. The Detroit Lions received the #1 Overall Draft pick in the NFL in 2009 because they had went 0-16 the previous year. In 3 years, Matthew Stafford had led the Detroit Lions to the playoffs. In his sensational season of 2011 he became just the 4th Quarterback in NFL history to pass for 5,000 yards or more in a single season. The career statistics of Matthew Stafford are available at his player page on NFL.com.
The following is a video off Matthew Stafford being interviewed in 2011 after their game 1 win.
Gift to Mott Hospital Patient: It wasn't just his football skills that brought Matthew Stafford to the attention of the Michigan Light blog. Matthew Stafford spent $15,000 at a charity auction on May 19, 2012 to benefit the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Stafford purchased a travel package and six tickets to the Monday Night Football Game on October 22, 2012 in Chicago when the Detroit Lions play the Chicago Bears. He gave the $15,000 game package to a young Mott Children's Hospital patient named Faith Falzon, who is from Dexter, Michigan. Faith has an incurable bowel disorder and Stafford hoped the gift would give her something to look forward to over the next six months (Source).
To keep up with Matthew Stafford on Social Media be sure and follow his Official Twitter Account @Staff_9. You can also visit his Wikipedia page.
Special thanks to Matthew Stafford for being a Michigan Light. His contribution to Michigan has brightened the day of many a Detroit Lion fan of all ages. Best wishes to Matthew Stafford for a great upcoming season. Let's go Lions!
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