QB Matthew Stafford wins the ESPY award for best comeback athlete

Posted by Tara Altman on July 11, 2012 – 11:07 pm

When quarterback Matthew Stafford won the ESPY award for Best Comeback Athlete on Wednesday night, he was sure to thank his teammates, coaches and the organization as a whole for believing that great things can happen, and they have.

Stafford was also sure to thank the city of Detroit and it’s loyal fans, to which he said he shares this award with.

“I want to say how happy and thankful I am to share this with the city of Detroit,” he said. “It’s on a comeback of it’s own, doing great things. It’s been through a lot, the city has been through a lot, and we’re just one of the teams trying to make them happy and proud, give them something to cheer for. This is for my teammates and the city of Detroit.”

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12 Responses to “QB Matthew Stafford wins the ESPY award for best comeback athlete”

  1. By Golferjohn on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    What a nice award for Matthew. He certainly showed all of his doubters that he was worth that first pick the Lions used on him. But even more impressive is the humble nature of this young man. I hope he stays around for many years to come. Plus thanks to our offensive lineman and all those who protected him so well last year. Goooooo Lions!!

  2. By Bruce Jenvey on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    Is that kid a class act or what? May he have a very long careet and all of it, right here! (The only thing better was the shocked look on Tim Tebow’s face!)

  3. By Lovesallsportsexceptgolf on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    Matthew Stafford does not get a lot of attention but, he is the most normal guy on this team, well SEEMS to be anyway. He shows up for work does his job and goes home. With over 5,000 yards for his first full season only good things to come for this guy and this young team. Hopefully he is able to stay healthy. After seeing that guy in the wheelchair at the end of the ESPYS, it really just shows the danger on the field. Congratulations to Matthew Stafford and great great speech. Well deserved.

  4. By Sally Myers on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS, to Matthew Stafford and the entire Detroit Lions Team you guys deserved this and especially Matthew. Great job, Matthew! Looking forward to this year.

  5. By Diane on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    He is such a class act and I am so happy for him that he won! I hope he stays a Lion for the duration of his awesome career! GO DETROIT!!

  6. By debbie martin on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    Congratulations Matthew and thank you. You are an awesome young man and the best QB ever. Thank you, GOD Bless you, and Go Detroit Lions, Rock the Motor City.

  7. By Matt on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    Class, pure class. By the time his career is over, Matthew Stafford will be the athletic face of Detroit.

  8. By Mario Ermers on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    If he keeps this up, he may be able to surpass Stevie as the greatest Captain in the history of the D! Performance, humility, grace and every time he speaks, people listen. Go Lions!

  9. By sbanicki on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    He is a class act and not a bad football player.

  10. By Jim kest on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    As a fan of the Lions for over 60 yrs. I am not only happy but proud to still be cheering for my Lions and the city of the Detroit. Mr. Stafford, you’re a class act and a welcome addition to the team I have love and supported for the majority of my life. Thank you and stay healthy.

  11. By Keith on Jul 12, 2012 | Reply

    Classy. ’nuff respect. Way to prop up a city on your shoulders. Go Detroit! Go Lions!

  12. By LA Lite on Jul 17, 2012 | Reply

    Top 5 QB from last year and #1 on class. O-linemen were great last now let’s get that run game going so the o-line can hit back this year and keep Stafford comfortable if that’s even possible as a qb in the league. lol

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