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Dodgers: The Time Clayton Kershaw Got Kicked Out of a Game Defending Rams’ QB Matthew Stafford

Fired-up Kershaw dates all the way back to high school.



The long friendship between Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Rams QB Matthew Stafford is well-known. The story made its way through news headlines for weeks after Stafford was traded to Los Angeles. 

Among many things, fans got to find out that Kershaw spent time as an offensive lineman protecting Stafford. This was back in high school when the two stars attended Highland Park. As it turns out, Stafford has a lot of stories about our favorite Dodgers pitcher. 

The Rams’ new quarterback an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd this week. He talked about an instance in which Kershaw was actually thrown out of a football game for laying a hit on someone. 

I can’t really remember too much from freshman football, to be honest with you. But he got kicked out of a game once for sticking up for me. Yeah, a guy hit me late and he retaliated. So I appreciate the love, he always had my back. 

Dodgers fans know the competitive fire that Kershaw has on the mound. Now imagine that combined with wearing heavy pads and a helmet. 

Other Dodgers News

Dodgers fans got a little gift this week when Vin Scully popped back up on social media. The legendary broadcaster has had a rough year with the passing of his wife Sandy and several members of the organization. But Vin sent out a message letting everyone know that he was okay. 

The Dodgers announced their ticket plan for the first couple of weeks of the season, and it’s weird. Season ticket holders are not going to be given the main priority in purchasing single-game tickets or even Opening Day tickets. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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