Aaron Rodgers, born in Chico, CA became the first Quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in each of his first 2 seasons as a starter for the Green Bay Packers. He has been ranked no less than fifth in NFL passing yards and touchdowns since 2008. The two time Pro Bowler, capped off his third season as a starter by leading the Packers to a world championship and became only the fourth QB in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and three touchdowns in a Super Bowl on his way to winning game MVP honors.
In 2010, Aaron partnered with the Pro Player Foundation to host Twelve’s Day of Christmas, which serves children from the Ecumenical Partnership for Housing and the Salvation Army. The event helps deserving children enjoy a holiday shopping spree at Shopko, a pizza party, and the chance to mix and mingle with their favorite Packers players.
His other philanthropic efforts include, being an activist for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund and hosting a fundraising banquet in Milwaukee, WI on behalf of the organization. Aaron was the co-host of a charity golf tournament with Young Life from 2006-08, plays annually in the Andy North and Friends Golf Getaway, which raises money for the University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a regular player at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe, CA., participates in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, the Vince Lombardi Golf Classic and helps teammates Greg Jennings and Donald Driver in their offseason charity events.
As two-year starter and letterman at the University of California, Aaron finished with a 63.8 passer completion percentage, threw for 5,469 yards, with 43 touchdowns in 22 starts. His 150.3 career passer rating and 1.95 interception percentages are both tops in school history and played in the Holiday Bowl in 2004. As a senior, Aaron served as team co-captain and was named first-team All-Pacific-10, received honorable mentions for All-America honors from The Associated Press, College & Pro Football Newsweekly and Sports Illustrated.com He was one of 15 players to receive letters from the Heisman Trophy Committee and was named to the watch lists for the Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year Award, the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien Award. An American Studies major, Aaron was also named a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic choice.
Aaron resides in Green Bay, WI and Del Mar, CA.
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