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For Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, the last year-plus has been a whirlwind. On the field, he suffered a back injury that ultimately ended his 11th NFL season. Off the field, his wife Kelly Stafford had surgery to remove a brain tumor last April. It’s been hectic, no doubt, but life started to return to normal.

Before the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak, the Staffords enjoyed a nice family vacation at Disneyland in California. They took their three daughters — twins Sawyer and Chandler, and Hunter — and it was all smiles. They also made another big announcement on the trip.

Matthew and Kelly Stafford were expecting their fourth child this summer and told the world in an Instagram post.

Matthew Stafford Kids

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The brain tumor diagnosis and 12-hour brain surgery wasn’t going to stop the Staffords from having another kid. No way. The twin girls were born in 2017, and Hunter was born in 2018, and announced they were expecting another kid this summer.

They were keeping the gender a secret, too.

“Got to enjoy one of the most magical places with my husband and 3 of our kiddos. Not pictured: our middle baby girl, Huntie.

“Baby stafford #4 due this summer (no worries, well before training camp)

“We won’t know whether the stafford kids will continue as a girl squad or if a little brother will enter the craziness until baby is here. Excited and exhausted #staffordpartyof6 #madeindetroit #nomoresedans #staffordstrong”

Then, with everyone waiting for Stafford and his wife Kelly welcome their fourth child, they shared the news on social media.

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Friday, June 26, 2020 Our family became complete. ❤️

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“Friday, June 26, 2020. Our family became complete,” Kelly Stafford wrote.

It was another baby girl.

Matt Stafford might be best known for throwing touchdowns, including 19 this past year, but he’s also a proud girl dad and husband.

Matthew Stafford’s Wife Kelly

Matthew Stafford, the former first overall pick in the 2009 NFL, met his wife, Kelly Hall, at the University of Georgia. Matt was the star quarterback for the Bulldogs and Kelly was a cheerleader.

The couple got married in April 2015.

It’s safe to say the Stafford family has been through a lot, including trade rumors this offseason. Kelly Stafford even chimed in on her Instagram story saying she wouldn’t mind Los Angeles if Detroit was done with her husband.  Lions general manager Bob Quinn had to shut them all down to the Detroit Free Press.

All of that has settled and now the Staffords can enjoy life with their newest family member.

This post was originally published on March 2, 2020 before updating.

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Brett Regan About the author:
With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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