Cody Davis On Picking Off Matthew Stafford In High School

After a brief stay at home, the Los Angeles Rams hit the road once again as they head to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Lions.

Los Angeles will be without their star cornerback Trumaine Johnson after he sustained an ankle injury last week, adding to the list of hobbled players on the defense. Luckily for the Rams, the trip to Motown brings back vivid memories for one player in particular.

Rams safety Cody Davis recalled the time he was in high school back in Stephenville, Texas and his Yellow Jackets were taking on the Highland Park Scots, led by now-Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford.

According to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, a sophomore Davis managed to pick off Stafford twice in the state semifinal game.

“It was just an amazing game,” said Davis. “We should’ve come out with the win, but we lost it at the very end. I got two interceptions and fumble recovery, but it wasn’t enough. It was really exciting, but at the same time it was just heartbreaking.”

Although Stafford, the top quarterback prospect in the nation at the time would go on to win the state championship the next week, Davis was able to walk away with an impressive story to tell. One that he hopes gives him even the slightest advantage heading into their Week 6 matchup:

“I’d love to get another one, for sure. That’d be pretty awesome as my first pick in the league. But it’ll be fun to play against him again.”

Los Angeles will need all the help they can get as the Lions have established themselves as one of the more prolific passing teams in the league.