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Aaron Rodgers is an American football player who plays quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He is a two-time NFL MVP and is deemed by fans and critics as the best quarterback in the league.
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Key Facts & Information
Early Life and College Football
- Aaron Charles Rodgers was born on December 2, 1983 in Chico, California. He is the second of three sons of Darla Leigh and Edward Wesley Rodgers.
- Aaron grew up watching NFL games with great interest. By the time he was five, he was able pick out the different football formations in the games that he watched.
- He broke every school passing record when he played as quarterback in Pleasant Valley High School; however, coming from a small town, he wasn’t offered any scholarships by any Division I football program.
- Aaron enrolled at Butte Community College in Oroville, California in 2002 where he led the school to a No. 2 national ranking by winning 10 out of 11 games. He was named the MVP of NorCal Conference.
- Coach Jeff Tedford watched a video of him playing and paid a visit to the college. The coach was very impressed with the young quarterback and offered him a scholarship.
- He went to the University of California, Berkeley in 2003 and played for two years during which he broke a number of school records making him a Heisman finalist in 2004.
- Aaron was considered a top-five pick during the 2005 NFL Draft, but ended up being the 24th pick of the first round.
- He wears the number 12 on his jersey.
National Football League Career
- Aaron entered the Green Bay Packers and started an apprenticeship as the backup to the team’s long-standing quarterback, Brett Favre.
- He was almost traded by his team to the Oakland Raiders in 2007.
- He became the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008 when the team management decided to trade Brett Favre to the New York Jets.
- He started his first quarterback season throwing 157 passes without a single interception and finished the season throwing passes for 4,038 yards, 28 touchdowns with only 13 interceptions.
- He signed a $65 million six-year contract extension with the team on October 31, 2008.
- He threw for 4,434 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2009, making him the only player in league history to have two consecutive 4000-yard passing campaigns in the first two years as starter.
- He recorded a passer rating of 103.2 in the same year, ranking second best in franchise history, which led to his selection to the Pro Bowl.
- Aaron was named the 2010 Super Bowl XLV MVP after leading the Green Bay Packers to the championships, proving that he is one of the league’s elite quarterbacks.
- He holds a record in the league for having a passer rating over 100.0 for five consecutive seasons.
- His recorded career-high quarterback passer rating is a 122.5 in 2011.
- Aaron led the Packers to a franchise record 13-0 start, finishing the season passing 4,643 yards with 45 touchdowns.
- The Packers lost in the playoffs to the New York Giants, but Aaron was still awarded the NFL MVP Award.
- Aaron was ranked 11th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011.
- His 2011 season was ranked by ESPN in 2013 as the third greatest passing season of all time.
- In 2012, Aaron helped the Packers win a division title. He ranked first in NFL passer rating again with 108.0.
- He suffered a fractured collarbone in 2013, causing him to miss seven games of the regular season.
- He was able to get back in the game in time for the season finale and helped the Packers win the division title.
- On April 26, 2013, the Packers offered Aaron a five-year contract extension worth $100 million, making him the highest paid player in NFL history.
- Aaron earned his second NFL MVP Award in 2014, throwing 4,381 yards with 38 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions.
- The Packers entered the NFC championship postseason game and lost to the Seattle Seahawks.
- In 2015, Aaron recorded his worst passing rate yet – a 92.7, but his performance bounced back the following year, leading the league with 40 touchdown passes.
- He led his team to winning a division title with six straight wins and advanced to the NFC championship game where they lost to the Atlanta Falcons.
- Aaron signed a four-year contract extension with the Packers on August 29, 2018 worth $134 million with a $57.5 million signing bonus.
- Aaron has an average of 3.95 touchdowns for every interception, making his touchdown to interception ratio the highest in the history of NFL.
- He is the most efficient quarterback of all time, having a passer rating over 100.0.
- He tapes potato chips to the bottom of his heels during footwork drills, forcing him to remain on his toes.
- Aaron has a touchdown celebration that he and his teammates call the ‘Championship Belt’. He celebrates by making a motion as if putting on an invisible championship belt after scoring a play.
Life Outside Football
- Aaron, a huge music enthusiast and a self-taught guitarist, launched his own alternative rock label Suspended Sunrise Recordings in 2011.
- He told the press that there was a time when he considered quitting football and pursue law school instead.
- He has filmed several commercials for State Farm Insurance earning him the nickname “Discount Double Check” referring to the commercial tagline.
- Aaron was quite the sportsman in his early years, playing a bit of baseball and basketball on the side.
- He proved to be talented in both sports and was even featured on the front page of the Ukiah Daily Journal for his free throw abilities.
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