Stafford, a Dallas native, decided to attend school in the Peach State, which worked out well for him.
The now 6-foot-3, 230-pound quarterback was chosen first overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.
However, one pro quarterback had his eye on Stafford long before he made the trip to Athens.
Troy Aikman lived near Highland Park where Stafford attended high school in Texas. Soon after hearing about Stafford, Aikman reached out to him. Stafford, a long-time Dallas Cowboys fan, was shocked.
Today's video features a report on their relationship and its progression through both Stafford's career as a player and Aikman's as a broadcaster.