Matthew Stafford Returns From Shoulder Injury To Win 2011 G-Day Spring Game Competition

Matthew Stafford put his injured shoulder to the test in the halftime quarterback challenge at the 2011 Georgia football spring game, taking a commanding victory over other former UGA quarterbacks. His competition: D.J. Shockley, David Greene, and Eric Zeier. In round one, Stafford took on Greene, zipping the ball with no apparent pain or effort.

He was able to get three of his four passes into the can 35 yards down the field, giving him 13 points somehow (I didn’t pay attention to the rules!) while the other three quarterbacks combined for seven. Guess which of these quarterbacks is currently an NFL starter?

In the second event, our contestants attempted to hit moving targets 12 yards down the field, with Stafford’s first pass coming a little too hot for the volunteer receiver. That’s a pretty good sign. His second pass, a 40-yard bomb, was also dropped. Not exactly Calvin Johnson out there, folks, but then again Megatron himself never did much in this building either.

And the best news of the day: Stafford left the field unharmed.

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