First Bulldog to be taken No. 1 overall since The 49ners took receiver Harry Babcock in 1956, according to Tim Tucker of The AJC.
Trippi and Sinkwich were also No. 1 picks, Tucker notes. So was Herschel, really.
Correction: The Georgia media guide says Trippi and Babcock were No. 1 picks, Sinkwich went No. 9 to Detroit in 1943.
Damn sure worth smiling about. Image: Brian Huff.
UPDATE OF... well fact:
Stafford is now the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL. The guaranteed portion of his contract represents a 40 percent increase over the $24 million that San Francisco had to give quarterback Alex Smith in 2005, and a 25 percent increase over what Oakland gave JaMarcus Russell just two years ago.