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Matthew Stafford’s recovery appears to be going well

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DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions hands off against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on September 20, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Vikings won 27-13. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Stephen Dunn

Only three months after shoulder surgery, Matthew Stafford has started to throw a football again.

The recovery is going so well apparently that he’s able to participate in a skills game competition for charity at his old alma matter. A press release from the University of Georgia says Stafford will participate in three skills challenges with other ex-Georgia quarterbacks at halftime of Saturday’s spring football game.

Stafford will apparently throw some routes to receivers, including whoever bids the highest in an auction to join his team. (Unless Jim Schwartz bid the highest. Then the NFL wouldn’t allow it.)

We wonder if there’s a chance Stafford will participate in the event, but not throw passes like the release says.

Either way, any Lions fans that happen to be in Georgia could go see Stafford in action this weekend for the first time since November of last year.