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Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough passes against Green Bay Packers linebacker Za’Darius Smith during the second half of a Dec. 29, 2019 at Ford Field.

Long before he was an NFL quarterback, David Blough was a football-crazed kid from suburban Dallas who dreamed of being like the high school quarterbacks who were shredding records near his hometown – Matthew Stafford and Chase Daniel.

“I was a young guy watching Southlake Carroll, where Chase was at, and Highland Park right up the street where Matthew was at,” Blough said Tuesday. “It’s like, that was my childhood growing up on Friday nights, reading the scores on Saturday morning and seeing Chase threw for 300 and ran for 100 or Matthew won the state championship. And all those memories, that was kind of what sparked the love of the game for me and it’s cool to be sitting here and now on the same level as these guys and proving I belong.”

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