17 Facts About Stafford

1. In 2013 Stafford celebrated its 1,100th anniversary year with a number of history-based exhibitions, while local historian Nick Thomas and writer Roger Butters were set to produce the two-volume 'A Compleat History of Stafford'.

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2. In the eighteenth century Stafford was represented by the famous playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

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3. In the 2016 season, Stafford reached the 30,000 career passing yards milestone.

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4. On December 11, 2016, Stafford broke Peyton Manning's NFL record of most fourth-quarter comebacks in a season with 8.

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5. On July 7, 2013, Stafford agreed to a 3-year, $53 million extensions with the Lions.

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6. Matthew Stafford met Kelly Hall while they were both at the University of Georgia.

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7. In 2002, Stafford decided to leave the British Army with the rank a captain after he completed an operation tour in Northern Ireland in 2000.

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8. In Week 2, on Monday Night Football, Stafford threw his 193rd career touchdown pass in a win over the New York Giants, passing Bob Griese for 48th on the all time touchdown pass list.

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9. In the win over the Eagles, Stafford was 19-of-25 for 180 yards and three touchdowns.

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10. On December 13, 2015, Stafford reached 25,000 passing yards in his 90th career game, becoming the fastest quarterback to reach this milestone, surpassing the previous record held by Dan Marino of 92 games.

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11. On July 7, 2013, Stafford agreed to a 3-year, $53 million extension with the Lions.

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12. Matthew Stafford throws two interceptions as Lions lose to Bears on Thanksgiving.

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13. On the first pick, Stafford was looking left for tight end Michael Roberts.

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14. As with the rest of the British Isles Stafford experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters.

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15. In terms of commercial radio, Stafford is covered by Signal Radio, broadcasting on 96.9 FM from a transmitter at Pye Green BT Tower, near Hednesford.

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16. In terms of BBC Local Radio, Stafford is covered by BBC Radio Stoke, which broadcasts to the town on 104.1 FM, with a transmitter based on top of the County Education building.

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17. In the Middle Ages Stafford was a market town, mainly dealing in cloth and wool.

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