VIDEO: Matthew Stafford High School Football Highlights From 2005 are a Huge Throwback

Jason Schandl
Matthew Stafford high school football highlights from 2005 are a great throwback.
Matthew Stafford high school football highlights from 2005 are a great throwback. /

Craving football while the sports world is on hold? Matthew Stafford fans can fill the void by checking out some throwback highlights of his high school football days!

Playing at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, Stafford showed some flashes of greatness from a young age.

In his 2005 senior season, Stafford led Highland Park to a perfect 15-0 record, winning the 4A Division I State Championship, beating other future-NFL quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Jevan Snead during that playoff run. He earned every bit of his five-star grade and status as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback prospect in the nation.

Stafford, of course, went on to continue impressing with the Georgia Bulldogs, throwing for 7,731 yards and 51 touchdowns, becoming the first overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

That success didn't slow in the pros. Stafford became only the fourth player to ever throw for 5,000 yards in an NFL season, and he's racked up 41,025 yards across 11 seasons. Injuries limited him to just eight games in 2019, but he looked as good as ever, averaging 312.4 yards per game and posting a career-best 106.0 quarterback rating. Lions fans have to be excited to see him back in action in 2020.

If you're looking for more throwback highlights, be sure to check out Tom Brady in 1994, Michael Vick in 1998 and Drew Brees in 1996.

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