Stafford Breaks Layne’s Lions TD Pass Mark

Matthew Stafford broke fellow HP alum Bobby Layne's record for career touchdown passes with the Detroit Lions on Sunday. (File photo)
Matthew Stafford broke Bobby Layne’s franchise record for career touchdown passes on Sunday. (File photo)

Congratulations to former Highland Park standout Matthew Stafford, who broke the record for career touchdown passes by a Detroit Lions quarterback on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in London.

Stafford tossed his 119th career scoring pass to Golden Tate in the third quarter of the Lions’ 22-21 victory. The old record of 118 was held by Bobby Layne, a fellow HP alum and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Stafford, who led the Scots to the Class 4A state title in 2005, is in his sixth season with the Lions, and the fourth as a full-time starter.

Plus, Sunday’s game offered this amusing bit of creativity involving Stafford from the graphics folks at Fox, which broadcast the game.

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