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Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Team Number: 12
Birth Date: 12/02/1983
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220lbs.
Position: Quarterback
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Aaron Charles Rodgers was born on December 2, 1983 in Chico, California. He attended Pleasant Valley High School in Chico. Aaron Rodgers was the starting quarterback in high school for two years and gathered 4,421 passing yards. He also set single game records for six touchdowns, 440 all purpose yards, and 2,466 total yards.

After high school Aaron Rodgers only had one offer from a Division I football program as a walk on from the University of Illinois. He declined the Illinois offer in order to attend Butte College in Montana. At Butte College, Aaron Rodgers was discovered by California football head coach Jeff Tedford in 2003. He was named the starting quarterback for California in the fifth game of the 2003 season.

In 2003, Aaron Rodgers tied the school season record for 300 yard games with 5 and set a school record for the lowest percentage of passes intercepted at 1.43%. As a junior Rodgers led California to the Number 4 regular season ranking. Aaron Rodgers tied an NCAA record with 23 consecutive passes completed in one game. He also holds the school career record for lowest percentage of passes intercepted at 1.95%. After the season Aaron Rodgers entered the 2005 NFL draft.

Aaron Rodgers was expected to be selected early in the 2005 NFL draft and was thought of as the potential number one pick overall. He was chosen 24th and it became one of the biggest stories of the draft but he was still the second quarterback chosen in that years NFL draft. The Green Bay Packers signed Aaron Rodgers to a five year $7.7 million deal that included $5.4 million in guaranteed money and could pay him as much as $24.5 million if all the incentives and escalators are met.

Aaron Rodgers spent a disappointing first season with the Packers football team as their #2 quarterback behind legendary Brett Favre. Rodgers played against the New Orleans Saints and won but, when he played against the Baltimore Ravens they lost. On November 19th, 2006 Aaron Rodgers broke his left foot and missed the remainder of the 2006 season. Rodgers made a full recovery and was ready for the start of the 2007 Packers season. He stepped in when Brett Favre was injured in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys on November 29th, 2007. Rodgers completed 18 passes for 201 yards with no interceptions. He also threw his first touchdown pass, but was sacked three times.

Brett Favre’s retirement announcement on March 4, 2008 meant Aaron Rodgers would now be the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.During his first game as starting quarterback the Packers football team beat NFC North rivals Minnesota Vikings 24-19. Aaron Rodgers ended the game with 178 passing yards and two touchdowns.

In 2009, Aaron Rodgers was the team's starting quarterback. He played well, ending the season by completing 350-of-541 passes. This resulted in a total of 4,434 yards, 30 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Aaron Rodgers earned a rating of 103.2, putting him 4th in the NFL that season and second in Green Bay Packers history. Aaron Rodgers was picked to play in the Pro Bowl, too.

During 2010 season, Rodgers had his second concussion and the Packers ended up losing the division game. The next week, due to his injury, Aaron Rodgers wasn’t able to start the regular season game which ended his streak of consecutive starts at 45 (tied for 2nd longest in team history). When Rodgers recovered, he led the Packers to a 10-6 record and eventually to the Super Bowl XLV. After the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rodgers was named Super Bowl XLV MVP for his 3 touchdowns and 24 of 39 pass attempts for 304 yards. Rodgers was also named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year that season.

Aaron Rodgers is just another reason to buy Green Bay Packers tickets today!



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