The Los Angeles Rams are back in the Super Bowl, and a big part of that has been the play of first-year Ram Matthew Stafford.
Here's everything fans need to know about Stafford ahead of Super Bowl 56.
Matthew Stafford Stats
Stafford threw for 4,886 yards and 41 touchdowns with 17 interceptions on 404-of-601 passing in his 17-game regular season. In three playoff games he's completed 72 of his 100 attempts for 905 yards with 6 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Stafford has 49,995 passing yards, which rank 12th in NFL history and third among active NFL quarterbacks. His 323 passing touchdowns also rank 12th all-time and third among active players.
Matthew Stafford Rams History
This is Stafford's first season with the Los Angels Rams. The Rams traded two first-round picks and former quarterback Jared Goff to the Detroit Lions to acquire Stafford.
Stafford had spent his first 12 NFL seasons with the Lions. He did not win a single playoff game in those 12 seasons, only making three appearances.
Matthew Stafford Contract & Career Earnings
Stafford is in the second-last year of his contract with the Rams. He made $20 million this season and is set to make $23 million next season. This is the end of what was originally a 5-year, $135 million contract he signed with the Lions.
Stafford has amassed $246.5 million in career earnings on his NFL contracts.
Matthew Stafford Draft & College
Matthew Stafford was selected by the Detroit Lions with the first overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Stafford played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs. He started for the Bulldogs for three seasons, throwing for a combined 7,731 yards, 51 touchdowns and 33 interceptions on 987 pass attempts.
Matthew Stafford Age and Birthday
Matthew Stafford is 33 years old, and will be turning 34 before the Super Bowl. He was born on February 7, 1988.
Matthew Stafford Wife and Kids
Matthew Stafford and Kelly Stafford got married in 2015 after meeting at the University of Georgia.
The two have four children together — all daughters.
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