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Former Georgia Bulldog QB Matthew Stafford Named NFC Player of the Week Again

September 29, 2021
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Los Angeles Rams and former Georgia Bulldog QB Matthew Stafford was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. 

The announcement comes after Stafford and the Rams took out Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Bucs Sunday night. Stafford completed 27 of 38 pass attempts (71.1 percent) for 343 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions for a 134.0 rating to help the Rams remain unbeaten.

This is the third time Stafford has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week in his career, and the second time this season - perhaps showing how important his move to Los Angeles has been so far. He was earned the award in 2009 with the Lions

Stafford joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner (twice in 2001) as the only Rams quarterbacks to win the award multiple times within a single season.

Stafford started two full seasons at Georgia after an up-and-down true freshman season that ended with the Bulldogs going 9-4. He then guided the Dawgs to back-to-back top-ten finishes as well as a win in the 2008 Sugar Bowl over H’awaii. 

“One of the main reasons I came to Georgia was that I enjoyed the entire coaching staff and the people. You have to think about it - I made the decision thinking that I was going to play where I went... hopefully, if I played well and stayed healthy. Am I going to enjoy coming to work every day? I really liked quarterbacks coach (Mike) Bobo. I really liked Coach (Mark) Richt,” he told Dawg Post in 2009

Stafford ended his career at Georgia with 7,731 yards passing and 51 touchdowns. 

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