No. 1 pick relives high school days

Updated: October 13, 2009, 2:03 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | Special to ESPNRISE.com

Click here to read the 2005 RISE Magazine feature on Matthew Stafford.

For most of us, the hit TV show "Friday Night Lights" is escapist entertainment, a fantasy world featuring top-flight football and unimaginable pressure acted out by impossibly attractive actors. Matthew Stafford isn't like most of us. When the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft tunes into the drama series about high-stakes Texas high school football, he's checking for accuracy. The former Georgia Bulldog ...

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