Stafford Profile Details Park Cities Upbringing

SB Nation’s got a new site, where it focuses on longform journalism. Friend of the program — and D Magazine’s own — Mike Mooney recently wrote a piece for them, and the site is becoming a landing spot for some of the best long-reads in the country.

Today’s subject is Highland Park High School’s own Matthew Stafford, courtesy of former Fort Worth Star-Telegram scribe Trae Thompson.

A quick snap:

Someone else noticed Stafford during the playoffs, too. Before one game, Allen led his quarterbacks onto the field for pregame warm-ups. Current North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora, then an assistant at Florida, had come out to watch Highland Park senior quarterback Bill Foran. Fedora stood there impressed as he watched the ball being thrown.

“Who’s that guy?” Fedora asked Allen.

“That’s not Bill Foran,” Allen replied. Foran was still in the locker room.

“Who is it?” Fedora asked.

“That’s just a freshman,” Allen said. Matt Stafford.

“A FRESHMAN?!!”

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