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Aaron Rodgers

  • Birth

    Date of birth: (1983-12-02) December 2, 1983 (age 28)
    Place of birth: Chico, California
    Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
  • High School Career

    High School Career
    In 1997 and attended Pleasant Valley High School, starting for two years at quarterback and garnering 4,421 passing yards. He set single-game records of six touchdowns and 440 all-purpose yards.
  • High School Career Continued

    High School Career Continued
    Rodgers also set a single-season record with 2,466 total yards in 2001 and graduated in the spring of 2002.Rodgers finished high school with a perfect 4.0 scholastic record, and tested at 1400 on his SAT.
  • Begining of College Career

    Begining of College Career
    Rodgers had wanted to attend Florida State University and play under Bobby Bowden, but was rejected.He garnered only an offer to compete for a scholarship as a walk-on from Illinois. He declined the invitation, and considered quitting football to study toward law school. He was then recruited to play football at Butte Community College in Oroville, a local junior college about 15 miles (25 km) southeast of Chico. In his freshman season Rodgers threw 26 touchdowns[19] while leading But
  • College Career

    College Career
    As a junior college transfer, Rodgers had three years of eligibility at Cal. He was named the starting quarterback in the fifth game of the 2003 season, coincidentally against the only team that offered him a Division I opportunity out of high school, Illinois. As a sophomore, he helped lead the Golden Bears to a 7–3 record as a starter. Against the then-No. 3 ranked USC in his second career start, Rodgers led the team to a 21–7 halftime lead before being replaced due to injury in the secon
  • Conclusion of College Career

    Conclusion of College Career
    As a junior, Rodgers led Cal to a 10–1 record and top-five ranking at the end of the regular season, with their only loss coming in a closely contested game at No. 1 USC, in which the score was 17–23. In that game, Rodgers set a school record for consecutive completed passes with 26 and tied an NCAA record with 23 consecutive passes completed in one game. Rodgers set a school single game record for passing completion, completing 85.3% of his passes in that game.
  • Conclusion Continued

    Conclusion Continued
    Rodgers also holds the school career record for lowest percentage of passes intercepted at 1.95%. Despite these records, the Bears had 1st and goal with 1:47 remaining and could not score a winning touchdown. The game-ending sequence included three incomplete passes and a sack by USC. After Texas was picked over Cal for a Rose Bowl berth, the fourth-ranked Bears earned a spot in the Holiday Bowl, but lost to Texas Tech, 45–31. After the season, Rodgers decided to forego his senior
  • First NFL season as a Starter

    First NFL season as a Starter
    Brett Favre's retirement announcement on March 4, 2008, opened up the Packers' starting quarterback position to Rodgers for the 2008 season. Although Favre decided to return from retirement, he was traded to the New York Jets, meaning Rodgers would become the starter.
  • Rodger's First Playoff Appearence

    Rodger's First Playoff Appearence
    n his first action as a starter in the playoffs against the Arizona Cardinals, Rodgers's first pass was intercepted by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rodgers settled down after that miscue, however, and finished the game 28 of 42 for 422 yards with four touchdowns. Despite Rodgers' offensive efforts, the Packers lost the game when he fumbled on the last play of the game in overtime. The ball was returned by Karlos Dansby for the winning touchdown in the 51–45 Cardinals victory. It was the highest
  • Superbowl Champions

    Superbowl Champions
    With a 10–6 record, the Packers entered the NFL playoffs as the No. 6 seed Wild Card. Rodgers led the Packers past the top three seeds in the NFC on the road in consecutive weeks.
  • Superbowl Continued

    Superbowl Continued
    In the Wild Card round, they defeated the No. 3 seeded Philadelphia Eagles 21–16. In the divisional round, Rodgers completed 31 of 36 pass attempts for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 48–21 victory over the No. 1 seeded Atlanta Falcons.[58] During the contest with the Falcons, Rodgers tied an NFL record for consecutive playoff games with at least three touchdown passes (3 games).
  • Superbowl Conclusion

    Superbowl Conclusion
    Rodgers struggled with a 55.4 passer rating as the Packers beat the No. 2 seed Chicago Bears 21–14 win to capture the NFC Championship. The Packers earned a trip to Super Bowl XLV, which they won, 31–25, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rodgers completed 24 of 39 pass attempts for 304 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win and was named Super Bowl XLV MVP for his performance. He was named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year for the 2010 season.
  • Best Season In History

    Best Season In History
    Rodgers got the Packers off to a 13–0 start in 2011 until being beat by the Kansas City Chiefs. Rodgers played the best season in his career to date, throwing for 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions, good for a passer rating of 122.5, which is now the best single season passer rating in NFL history. He later won the MVP award with Drew Brees