Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford has been a trailblazer in the NFL since leaving after his junior season in Athens.
The Detroit Lions quarterback added to his already impressive resume on Sunday night against the Packers, becoming the fastest player in league history to throw for 30,000 yards. Stafford did so in his 109th career game, breaking Dan Marino’s record of 114 games.
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Although his team fell to Green Bay Sunday night, he still had one of the most impressive performances of his career, completing 26 of 41 passes for 347 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Stafford already held the record for fastest player in NFL history to 20,000 and 25,000 yards. His 30,303 career yards is most in Lions franchise history and ranks 44th in NFL history. Stafford eclipsed 4,000 yards for the sixth straight season and finished sixth among NFL quarterbacks this season in passing yards.
Stafford’s Lions will play the Seahawks in Seattle on Saturday in the first round of the playoffs.