Stafford becomes the first former Georgia quarterback to win the Super Bowl, making history. When many former Georgia Bulldogs win a Super Bowl in 2022, many will refer to it as the “Year of Dawgs.”
Stafford led the Rams to their first Super Bowl triumph since 2000 after being traded to the team in the summer for Jared Goff and two first-round draft picks.
It was just a month later when the University of Georgia won the National Championship for the first time since 1980, thanks to a top-ranked Georgia defense and former walk-on quarterback Stetson Bennett.
At halftime, the Rams were leading 13-3 over the Bengals when Odell Beckham Jr. was injured, and the Rams offense was restricted to zero points.
A 15-play, 79-yard drive by the LA Rams gave them a 23-20 lead with less than a minute remaining in the game after the Bengals had come back to grab a 20-16 lead in the third quarter.
Despite being a native of Dallas, Texas, the former Georgia quarterback becomes only the second quarterback to start in a Super Bowl since Fran Tarkenton did so three times in the 1970s and ’80s. When the Vikings played the 49ers in 1977, it was the most recent time they met.