Highland Park (TX) head coach Randy Allen talks about Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

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by Jeff Fisher

The Detroit Lions are playing in just their second NFL playoff game in 15 years today in Dallas.  The man behind those two appearances is quarterback Matthew Stafford, who grew-up just down the road from the Cowboys‘ AT&T Stadium in North Texas.

Stafford played at Highland Park High School, leading the school to a state title as a senior in 2005.  During his senior season, Stafford threw for over 4,000 yards, even though he missed the first three games of the year with a knee injury. He was named to the Parade All-America team.

Above listen to Stafford’s high school coach Randy Allen talk about Stafford’s days with the Scots. Allen is considered one of the best coaches in America with a lifetime record of 337-82-6.  Allen has been Highland Park’s coach since 1999.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.