Matthew Stafford Bio: Injury, Family & Net Worth

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Matthew Stafford, originally John Matthew Stafford, is a quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL and has played for the team since 2021.

He formerly played for the Detroit Lions from 2009 to 2020 and parted ways with the team on mutual agreement.

After being traded to the Chargers, Stafford led the team to victory in Super Bowl LVI.

He ranks in the top 20 for all-time in passing yards, passing touchdowns, pass attempts, and completions.

Similarly, he holds the record for the fastest player to reach 40,000 passing yards and ranks fourth in all-time passing yards per game.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford For The Rams
Quarterback Matthew Stafford For The Rams (Source: ESPN)

Stafford is one of the most highlighted players in the current NFL scene but has been out since he sustained a neck injury in the Rams’ Week 11 loss to the New Orleans Saints in November 2022. He was evaluated for a concussion and left the game.

It was initially guaranteed that he would miss at least four games, but according to the head coach Sean McVay, Stafford is likely out for the remainder of the year.

For more details about the quarterback and more, please read the full articles, and do not forget to check out the facts table below.

Matthew Stafford Bio | Quick Facts

Born Name John Matthew Stafford
Also Known As Matthew Stafford
Nickname Stafhurt, Stat Padford
Place of Birth Tampa, Florida, United States
Current Residence San Fernando Valley, California, United States
Date of Birth February 7, 1988
Age 34 Years Old
Nationality American
Ethnicity White-American
Religion Christianity
Father John Stafford
Mother Margaret Stafford
Siblings One Sister (Page Stafford)
Education University of Georgia, Highland Park High School
Occupation Professional Football Player
Manager Tom Condon
NFL Draft 2009/Round: 1/Pick: 1
Team Los Angeles Rams (2021-Present), Detroit Lions (2009-2021)
Position Quarterback
Jersey Number 9 (Los Angeles Rams)
Build Large
Distinctive Features Bright Smile, Towering Height
Body Measurement Biceps- 16, Chest- 44, Waist- 35
Weight 105 kg/231 lbs.
Height 6 ft. 3 in/1.91 m/191 cm
Shoe Size 14 (US)/47-48 (EU)/13.5 (UK)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Sun Sign Aquarius
Net Worth $80 Million
Annual Earnings $40 Million
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital status Married
Wife Kelly Hall (m. 2015-Present)
Children Sawyer Stafford, Hunter Hope Stafford, Tyler Hall Stafford, Chandler Stafford
Known For 30,303 passing yards, 187 passing touchdowns, 2,634 total completions, and 86.8 passer rating (Record for Lions)
First TV Show 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl  (2006)
Favorite Food Grilled Chicken
Endorsements Nike, Panini, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, St. Joe’s Hospital, PepsiCo, Ford Motor, Fanatics
Merch Signed Rams Super Bowl LVI Mini Football Helmet, Signed Duke Football
Social Media Not Active
Last Update February 2023

Matthew Stafford Bio | Early Life & Education

The Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was born John Matthew Stafford on February 7, 1988, in Tampa, Florida, United States, to his father, John Stafford, and mother, Margaret Stafford.

He grew up with his only sibling, sister Page Stafford.

His family lived in Dunwoody, Georgia, initially, where his father pursued his higher education at the University of Georgia.

His family afterward moved to Dallas, Texas.

Matthew went to Highland Park High School in Dallas County, Texas, with Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

Matthew Stafford And Los Angeles Pitcher Clayton Kershaw
Matthew Stafford And Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw (Source: Bleacher Report)

He played high school football for Highland Park Scots under the head coach Randy Allen.

Matt was considered to be one of the best high school QBs in the States in the Class of 2006.

As a matter of fact, Rivals.com listed Matt as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback prospect of his class and a five-star recruit.

After an exceptional high school football, Matthew went to the University of Georgia in January 2006.

He wore jersey number 7 and became the first true freshman QB to start for the Georgia Bulldogs since Quincy Carter in 1998.

He performed super impressive in his freshman year and finished the season with 1,749 passing yards, 13 interceptions, and seven touchdowns.

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Matthew Stafford Bio | Age, Height & Weight

Born in 1988, Matthew is 34 years old as of 2023. A man with a large build Matt, stands 1.91 meters tall and weighs around 231 lbs.

And as a February 7 born, his sun sign is Aquarius, known for being idealistic, intelligent, progressive, and highly creative.

Matt is a hard-working guy and does not take anything for granted. His determination and hard work have paid off really well.

He works out every day and tries to upkeep his body in peak physical condition.

Injury

The Los Angeles Rams have placed Matthew Stafford on injured reserve, and he will likely miss the whole season.

According to sources, he would be eligible to return to the active roster in Week 17.

He has not played since he sustained a neck injury in a game against New Orleans Saints in Week 11.

Matthew Stafford Season Ending Neck Injury In A Game Against New Orleans Saints
Matthew Stafford’s Season-Ending Neck Injury In A Game Against New Orleans Saints (Source: Los Angeles Times)

After being evaluated for a concussion, he left the game early.

According to the Rams head coach, Sean McVay, after taking the hit in the game, he felt some numbness in his legs.

While some analysts and pundits have said that his concussion might affect Matt’s 2023 season, head coach Sean has noted that there currently is no concern that Matt’s neck issue would linger into something that would affect the forthcoming season.

Matthew Stafford Bio | Career

Matt had an exceptional college football which made him forgo his senior season at college and enter the 2009 NFL Draft.

Football analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had predicted that Matt would be the first pick in the NFL Draft way back in time, which came out true as Matthew was selected in the first round by the Detroit Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Matt became the first rookie quarterback since Greg Landry in 1968 to start in Week 1.

The following season he injured his right shoulder in the 19-14 loss against the Bears.

The Los Angeles Rams Quarterback Matthew Stafford
The Los Angeles Rams Quarterback Matthew Stafford (Source: Pro Football Rumors)

Nevertheless, he returned on October 31 against Redskins and threw for 212 yards, one interception, and four touchdowns.

And after twelve years with the Lions, Matt was traded to the Rams in a package involving Jared Goff, the 2022 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee for the Detroit Lions.

In January 2021, Matt signed a contract with the Rams.

He made his Rams debut during Sunday Night Football against the Bears.

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Matthew Stafford | Wife & Children

Wife

The Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has been married to his wife, Kelly Hall, since 2015.

Kelly is the sister of the former NFL player Chad Hall who is currently a wide receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills.

The pair met at the University of Georgia, where Stafford played for the Bulldogs and Hall was a cheerleader.

The couple soon hit it off and went on again and off again for quite a while before finally tying the knot on April 4, 2015.

Matthew Stafford Weds Kelly Hall
Matthew Stafford Weds Kelly Hall (Source: Vue Photography)

And while they were off, Hall dated Matt’s Bulldogs backup quarterback for a brief.

Matt and Kelly wed at the Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 4, 2015.

Hall has shared ceremony photos on her Insta handle, including one of herself in a wedding dress.

The whole ceremony was over-the-top, as expected, and reportedly, no guests were allowed to carry their cell phones inside the hall.

Similarly, guests were given a hat they could customize and a Nike shoe bar where they could pick up a pair for the day.

Kids

The Rams quarterback and his spouse Kelly Hall have four daughters together.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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In 2017, they welcomed twin girls, Chandler and Sawyer. The following year in 2018, Hunter was born, and their fourth daughter Tyler was born two years later, in June 2020.

Matthew Stafford Bio | Awards & Achievements

Quarterback Matthew has broken and set numerous records over the years.

Some of his most notable achievements are listed below.

  • Super Bowl LVI Champion
  • Pro Bowl (2014)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2011)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2008)
  • First-team All-American (2008)
  • Detroit Lions All-Time Team

Matthew Stafford Bio | Net Worth & Contracts

As of 2023, the Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has a net worth of $80 million.

He is one of the highest-paid players in the NFL, with an average annual salary of over $40 million.

His fortune is primarily composed of football salaries, with a few million coming from brand deals.

In 2022, Forbes ranked Matthew at number 13 on its list of the highest-paid athletes worldwide, with earnings of $72.3 million.

Of the total amount, Matt earned $2.5 million off the field and $69.8 million on the field.

In total, he has earned more than $300,806,037 from NFL, including $219,306,037 from the Lions and $81,500,000 from the Rams.

On March 19, 2022, he signed the largest contract of his career worth $160 million with the Rams.

This contract includes a $60 million signing bonus, a $40 million average annual salary, $63 million guaranteed at signing, and $130 million total guaranteed.

Before this, he was signed on a $135 million deal with the Lions.

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Matthew Stafford Bio | Lifestyle

Matthew not just makes big bucks but also invests it in making more. Stafford, along with his wife Kelly, has traded several pieces of real estate, making a decent profit.

In January 2021, they listed their Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 12,000 square feet mansion for $6.5 million.

In the May same year, they splashed $19.6 million for a mansion in Hidden Hills, California.

Matthew Stafford Smoking Cigar
Matthew Stafford Smoking Cigar (Source: Instagram)

Aside from investing his money, Matt loves to spend it on the things he loves.

He has a thing for an expensive timepieces and owns several watches from the brand, such as Rolex and Patek Philippe.

Likewise, he has a fleet of cars in his possession, including a Rolls Royce Wraith, Bentley Continental, Range Rover, and Audi Q3.

Unknown Facts About Matthew Stafford

  • Matthew Stafford buys presents for offensive linemen and fellow quarterbacks every season.
  • Stafford experienced a very frightening moment in 2019 when a tumor was detected in his wife Kelly Hall’s head.
  • Matt won the Best Arm and MVP awards at the 2005 EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What disease did Matthew Stafford’s wife have?

In April 2019, Matthew’s wife Kelly was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a skull-based disorder. She underwent 12 hours long surgery to remove the tumor.

Where does Stafford rank all time?

Matt ranks as No. 12 all-time with 49,995 passing yards. Similarly, he is 11th in pass completions and 12th all-time in passing touchdowns.

How many rings does Stafford have?

Stafford has one championship ring.

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