30 Research Notes for Matthew Stafford and related
2009.12.24  FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: FROM BRADSHAW TO STAFFORD&.THE STREAK CONTINUES
FROM BRADSHAW TO STAFFORD&.THE STREAK CONTINUES " Matthew Stafford was placed on the Lions' injured-reserve list on Thursday ending his season. Stafford, the first player chosen in the 2009 draft, had a 2-8 record as a starter for Detroit, preserving a streak that's spanned four decades. Since 1967, the first year of the common draft, no quarterback selected with the first overall pick has had a winning record as a starter during his rookie season. The streak began with Terry Bradshaw, who was taken with the first choice of the 1970 draft.
2009.11.22  Stafford Sets Rookie Marks
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Matthew Stafford, the 21-year-old rookie, threw for 422 yards and five touchdown passes, the last yard and score coming with no time remaining in the Lions' 38-37 win over the Browns. That's an NFL record for most passing yards by a rookie; he broke the mark of 405 yards by Matt Leinart, set in a loss to the Vikings three years ago. Stafford tied the NFL's single-game record for touchdown passes by a rookie; that record was set by 22-year-old Ray (Buzz) Buivid for the Bears, in a 42-28 win over the Chicago Cardinals at Wrigley Field in the final game of the 1937 season.
2009.11.22  Stafford Youngest to Throw 5 TD
Youngest to Throw 5+ Pass TD - Single Game, NFL History
Player Yrs-Days Team
'09 Matthew Stafford 21-288 Lions
'37 Ray Buivid 22-112 Bears
'84 Dan Marino 22-353 Dolphins
'66 Joe Namath 23-110 Jets
2009.09.13  Stafford Among Worst for Rookie QB
The Lions' Matthew Stafford had by far the worst outing of any rookie quarterback starting his team's opener since 2002 when the league expanded to 32 teams.
Rookie Quarterbacks - Starting Team's Opener, Since 2002
Player TD-Int Passer Rtg Result
Matthew Stafford 0-3 27.4 L
Mark Sanchez 1-1 84.3 W
Matt Ryan 1-0 137.0 W
Joe Flacco 0-0 63.7 W
Kyle Orton 0-1 52.8 L
Kyle Boller 1-1 57.5 L
David Carr 2-1 78.8 W
2009.04.25  Stafford Adds to SEC Total
Most Number 1 Overall Picks by Conference - Common Draft Era
Pac-10 11
Big Ten 8
SEC 6<<
Independent 5
>>Including 2009 (Matthew Stafford, Georgia)
30 Research Notes for Matthew Stafford and related
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