The Manliest Manly Performances In Football History

Matthew Stafford
The Lions quarterback of the future is in only his second season, but he showed his grit last year during one of Detroit’s few highlights in an abysmal campaign. Trailing the Browns with time for only two plays, Stafford was crushed on a Hail Mary attempt and knocked out of the game with a separated left shoulder. However, Cleveland was called for pass interference near the goal line. So Stafford got off the deck when the Browns called time out, collected himself on the sideline, and came back in to throw a TD pass to win the game. “It was my left shoulder, and I don’t really need it to throw,” Stafford said afterward. Manly!