Stafford aims to start Week 1 - with fabulous hair

Friday, June 19, 2009

Earlier this spring there was speculation in some circles that Lions rookie QB Matthew Stafford might have a harder time getting national endorsement deals, because of the economy and the fact that he's in Detroit.

Well before training camp has even started, Stafford's already defied that prediction. Nicholas Cotsonika at reports that Stafford is making the radio rounds touting his new deal with Axe Hair.

Stafford said the company had done a great job of giving him “girl-approved hair” and promoted the Web site Guys can upload their picture.

“You can see if your hair is girl-approved,” Stafford said.

There is also a link to, where fans can enter to win a trip for two to Los Angeles to hang out with Stafford at the ESPYs on July 19. There are some glamour shots of Stafford and his, uh, girl-approved hair.

What help does a guy need with his hair when he was a star quarterback in high school and college?

“I had to step up my game, and they were there to help me,” Stafford told Galloway and Co. “In college, I used to wash my hair with a bar of soap. It’s a little different now.”

Stafford also talked some football, saying he would "love to start Game 1" and that he's competing for it, but will work on readying himself should it not happen.

He also said learning the offense hasn't been as tough as he thought it might be.

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