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QB Stafford is First Pick in NFL Draft

Matthew Stafford was named the number one overall pick in the NFL draft on Saturday, after being selected by the Detroit Lions.

Stafford, a quarterback for the University of Georgia, led the Bulldogs to a 27-7 record while throwing 51 touchdown passes versus 33 interceptions, Reuters reports.

The Lions signed Stafford to the biggest contract ever for a draft pick, with a $72 million contract with over $41 million guaranteed.

Fans in the Radio City Music Hall venue booed when commissioner Rodger Goodell announced Stafford’s name.