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Notes: Lions’ ‘Under the Helmet’ episode offers rare look at Matthew Stafford’s personal life

Take a look inside Matthew Stafford’s life off the field.

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is not one for personal promotion. Sure, he does a commercial here and there, but he rather keep most of his life away from football to himself. He’s not on social media, he’s not out there trying to make headlines by stirring the pot or inserting himself into national conversations.

So when the Detroit Lions’ phenomenal mini-documentary series “Under the Helmet” series finally reached Stafford this week, it was quite the interesting look into the life of the franchise quarterback.

Stafford talks about his affinity for travel, love for being a dad, and his desire to help improve the city of Detroit. It’s a rare inside look at the typically private quarterback:

It’s a very well made six-minute video and it’s well worth your time, especially if you forget just how much Stafford has meant not only to the team, but to the city of Detroit over the past 10 years.

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