Draft Scout Snapshot: 2008: Earned All-Southeastern Conference second-team honors from the league's coaches and Associated Press...Named one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award and one of 13 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien Award ...Earned the team's Vince Dooley Most Valuable Player of the Year Award and received SEC Academic Honor Roll distinction for the fall semester...Started all 13 games, as the Capital One Bowl MVP completed 235-of-383 passes (both fourth on the school season-record list) for 3,459 yards (second-best season total by a Bulldog passer, compiling a .6136 pass completion percentage...Set the Bulldog season-record with 25 touchdown tosses, as he also had 10 interceptions... Averaged 9.03 yards per pass attempt, the third-best season total in Georgia history...His passing efficiency rating of 153.54 is the second-best annual mark in school annals...Ran for 40 yards and a score on 55 carries (0.7-yard average)...On 423 plays, he amassed a school season-record 3,499 yards in total offense (269.15 yards per game), along with being responsible for 26 touchdowns (third on the Georgia season-record list)...Stafford compiled a 27-7 record as Georgia's starting quarterback, as he threw for over 200 yards in 22 times, including three games over 300 yards and one with more than 400 yards...Ranks third in school history by completing 564-of-987 passes, topped by Eric Zeier (838-of-1,402; 1991-94) and David Greene (849-1,440; 2001-04)...His 7,731 yards passing also rank third in Georgia annals behind Zeier's 11,153 and Greene's 11,528...His pass efficiency rating of 134.52 is the fifth-highest career mark in school annals...His 51 touchdown passes again earned him a Georgia all-time ranking of third behind Zeier (67) and Greene (72), and his 1,113 offensive plays also placed him third in school history, topped by Zeier (1,560) and Greene (1,644)...Averaged 7.14 yards per offensive play, tying Mike Bobo (1994-97) for second on the school career-record list, surpassed by Charlie Trippi (7.52-yard average, 1942, 1945-46)...That average also placed him fifth in Southeastern Conference annals...Gained 7,944 yards in total offense, topped by Zeier (10,841) and Greene (11,270) on the Bulldogs' all-time record chart...Was responsible for 57 touchdowns (51 passing, six rushing) during his time at Georgia, ranking behind Greene (77), Zeier (71) and Frank Sinkwich (60, 1940-42)...His 33 interceptions placed fourth in school history behind Zeier (37), Larry Rakestraw (42, 1961-63) and the SEC record of 68 by Zeke Zeke Bratkowski (1951-53)...2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 39-(-18)-(-0.5)-2; Pass: 348-194-55.7-2523-19-10. 2006: 13 GP; 8 GS; Rush: 47-191-4.1-3; Pass: 256-135-52.7-1749-7-13; 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 performance.
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01/09/13 - QB Matt Stafford did almost everything he could. The ultimate measure of a quarterback is wins. Thus, this was far from a successful season for Stafford. Although he ended up 33 yards short of becoming the first player to pass for 5,000 yards in successive seasons (4,967) and led the league in completions, his overall efficiency ranked 22nd. He had some things working against him, for sure -- a depleted receiver corps, slumping tight ends and a spotty, unreliable run game. But he still gets happy feet at times and rushes throws. His overall accuracy decreased this season. His game management needs to take another step. And there are times, like with the Titus Young ordeal, he could take a stronger leadership role. But the talent, the ability to generate big chunks of offense in a hurry, the competitiveness, the fearlessness -- everything you want in a franchise quarterback is there and it's maturing. Throwing for 10,000 yards and 61 touchdowns in two seasons is no joke.
12/31/12 - QB Matthew Stafford had an odd statistical year. He led the league in attempts and completions and was second in total yards. But his overall ranking was 22nd.
12/30/12 - QB Matthew Stafford, with 42 pass attempts Sunday, quarterback Matthew Stafford set an NFL record with 727 attempts. New England's Drew Bledsoe previously set the record with 691 in 1994. He fell 23 yards short of becoming the first quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.
12/27/12 - QB Matthew Stafford, who broke Bobby Layne's franchise record for completions in a career (1,074), needs 305 yards to become the first player to throw for 5,000 yards in consecutive seasons. He has eight 300-yard passing games this season. Only Drew Brees (9) and Tony Romo (9) have had more.
12/24/12 - QB Matthew Stafford, according to Stats Inc., is one of just six quarterbacks to throw for more than 400 yards in a game without a touchdown. He's at the top of a very celebrated list: Stafford, 443; Joe Montana, 441 in 1986; Warren Moon, 432 in 1991; Mark Brunell, 421 in 1996; Boomer Esiason, 409 in 1987 and Bernie Kosar, 401 in 1986.