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Aaron Roosevelt Rouse was born on January 8, 1984 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Aaron Rouse grew up in Virginia and started his football career at First Colonial High School. Early on he played several different positions including outside linebacker and wide receiver. His senior year he was named Defensive Player of the Year in the Virginia Beach District.
After graduation, Aaron Rouse went to Virginia Tech to play for the Hokies. As a freshman at Virginia Tech he saw game time in 13 games, starting one. Rivals.com named him to the Freshman All-American team. During his second season with the Hokies, Aaron Rouse played outside linebacker, finishing the season with 37 tackles. After his sophomore year, the coaching staff at Virginia Tech put Aaron Rouse on the roster as a safety, a choice that no one has regretted. During his junior season, Aaron Rouse played the Rover Safety position and pulled down 77 tackles and 5 interceptions. He was named to the All-Atlantic-Coast-Conference and despite speculation of joining the draft, Aaron Rouse opted to stay at Virginia Tech for his senior year. Although his performance was strong his senior season, the 2006 season was not as good for Aaron Rouse as the 2005 season had been and he ended his career with the Virginia Tech Hokies with a fair standing.
Despite a rough senior season, Aaron Rouse entered the 2007 NFL draft as a top prospect due to his strength, speed and size. He was drafted in the third round to the Green Bay Packers who offered Aaron Rouse a 4-year, $2.3 million dollar contract that he eagerly accepted. His 2007 Rookie season proved to many that the Aaron Rouse that knew how to pull down tackles was back. After the starting safety was injured Aaron Rouse went in against the Vikings and helping the Green Bay Packers win 34-0. He played in 11 of the games on the Green Bay Packers schedule, starting 3 of them.
The 2008 season was a further testament to how well Aaron Rouse can play. Listed on the Green Bay Packers roster as a backup strong safety, Aaron quickly moved to starting safety after Atari Bigby was injured. Aaron Rouse went the rest of the season fighting against injuries that put him on the inactive list for part of the season. Despite everything, Aaron Rouse ended the season well and was able to post his first ever NFL touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts when he blocked a pass by Peyton Manning and then returned the ball for 99 yards. The play was a fan-favorite that season.
Green Bay Packers fans can be sure that they will see much more of Aaron Rouse this season, whom his excited to earn more playing time and hopefully start games. Buy Green Bay Packers tickets today and watch as Aaron Rouse and the rest of the Pack take on the Minnesota Vikings!
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