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Matthew Stafford gets engaged to Kelly Hall (and check out the huge ring)

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The old rule of thumb is that a man should spend about three months salary on an engagement ring. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford signed a three-year, $53 million extension last year, work out the annual average and it comes to about $4.4 million for a ring.

Stafford probably didn't hit that mark on the ring he gave to his longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall when they recently got engaged, but it sure seems like he came pretty close.

Judging by a few photos on Instagram, one by Kelly's brother and NFL receiver Chad Hall (which is at the top of the post) and another from Kelly Hall herself, she might need an assistant to help her carry around her left hand from now on. (H/T to TMZ for pointing out the massive rock.)

 

Well done, Matthew.

Of course, Kelly Hall is pretty well known. Hall was a cheerleader at Georgia, where Stafford played quarterback, and she has a lot of fans on the Internet. She has more than 15,000 Twitter followers.

All the best to the happy couple. Given the long extension and the engagement, Stafford is on a heck of a run. Lions fans hope Stafford's next trick is getting a big freaking ring of his own.

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