Aaron Rodgers
American football player, quarterback
Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Rodgers was selected in the first round (24th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Packers. Rodgers played college football while attending the University of California, Berkeley, where he set several California Golden Bears records, including lowest interception rate (1.43%).
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Aaron Rodgers Named Most Marketable
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Corporate brand managers, marketing execs list most mediagenic NFL...
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Oates: Rodgers keeping tabs on Brewers - Madison.com (blog)
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is keeping a watchful on on his close friend, Ryan Braun, and the Milwaukee Brewers as they try to clinch the National League Central Division title and make the baseball playoffs
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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets 2011: Aaron Rodgers to Set the League on Fire? - Bleacher Report
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Aaron Rodgers (GB) Everything you want in a fantasy QB, he could still get better this year. 2. Michael Vick (Phi) Can he duplicate last season's magic? Can he stay healthy for a full season? The answer to both is probably not but, when he plays it's
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Fantasy football mock draft 6 - ESPN
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Mass snapped the RB run with QB Aaron Rodgers because "I think No. 6 is a good spot to grab either Rodgers or Vick this season. Having Vick go No. 1 would have made me turn to a RB had Charles or Rice dropped this low." Tristan Cockcroft chose LeSean ... - -
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Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews top NFL's recent jersey sales - USA Today
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and OLB Clay Matthews III led the NFL in jersey sales from April 1 to July 31. Steelers S Troy Polamalu was third. Broncos QB Tim Tebow, last year's top seller, was No. 8 over the same span. ... - -
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McCarthy shortens practice - Packers.com
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Quarterback Aaron Rodgers sat out Monday's practice as a precautionary measure as he deals with a foot strain. McCarthy said Rodgers' foot “flared up on him this morning,” but he did not rule Rodgers out of playing on Thursday. ... - -
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Aaron Rodgers excels running no-huddle as Packers triumph - Boston Herald
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INDIANAPOLIS - Maybe it was fitting that coach Mike McCarthy would turn Aaron Rodgers loose in the no-huddle offense Friday night in the same city in which Peyton Manning turned the no-huddle into an exquisite ... - -
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LEADING OFF; Shootings Draw Attention to Stadium Violence
NYTimes - over 5 years
If you look at professional sports personnel rosters, you will increasingly find someone called a Fan Ambassador or Fan Experience Manager. This person presumably works to make attending games more enjoyable and persuade people to sign over their entire bank account to the team instead of just 90 percent. In light of the weekend's developments,
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N.F.L. Roundup
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NEWTON STYMIED Cam Newton threw a desperation pass that fell incomplete on the final play of the first half, and that's the closest he came to reaching the end zone against the Dolphins in Miami. Newton, the top pick of the draft, was shut out in his first preseason-game start as the Carolina Panthers lost, 20-10. Newton played the first half, when
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N.F.L. ROUNDUP; Giants Lose As Defense Outscores The Offense
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Cam Newton led two field-goal drives in his N.F.L. debut, and Jimmy Clausen threw a touchdown pass to Greg Olsen to help the host Carolina Panthers beat the Giants, 20-10, in their preseason opener on Saturday night. Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner from Auburn and top overall pick in the N.F.L. draft, had mixed results. He struggled with his
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Rodgers no longer has to demonstrate he's one of game's best - CBSSports.com
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Last summer at this time, Aaron Rodgers was one of the NFL's promising young quarterbacks. Now the promise has been realized and Aaron Rodgers has gone from someone knocking at the door to someone locked in the penthouse suite. So what happened? ... - -
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Rodgers helps bring back John Kuhn, too - ESPN (blog)
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Earlier Sunday, I joked that some kind words from quarterback Aaron Rodgers had started a countdown on the return of free agent fullback John Kuhn to the Green Bay Packers. In a matter of hours, the Packers re-signed both Kuhn and
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Asomugha final piece to what Eagles hope is Super redemption - CBSSports.com
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Read More >> In all of Green Bay's victories, there was a common theme ... and it centered around Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Virtually nobody could stop him. So the Philadelphia Eagles will try. First, they move offensive line coach Juan ... - -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aaron Rodgers
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 32
    Rodgers finished the season with 4,643 passing yards, 45 touchdown passes, and six interceptions, good for a passer rating of 122.5, which as of 2016 is the highest single-season passer rating in NFL history.
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  • 2015
    Age 31
    Rodgers raised $50k for the MACC Fund as the winning contestant on an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy that was broadcast on May 12, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Rodgers triumphed over fellow contestants astronaut Mark Kelly and Shark Tank panel member and entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary to raise the funds.
    On December 3, 2015, in a Week 13 matchup against the Detroit Lions, Rodgers threw a Hail Mary pass caught by Richard Rodgers for 61 yards with 0:00 left to beat the Lions 27–23, after the game was extended due to a facemask penalty called on Detroit.
    More Details Hide Details The play was quickly dubbed as "The Miracle in Motown." Regular season Postseason Career Single season and games: Rodgers currently resides in Suamico, Wisconsin, a northern suburb of Green Bay, roughly 10 miles from Lambeau Field. He also owns a home in the affluent beach community Del Mar, California, 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. He has two brothers; his younger brother Jordan played quarterback at Vanderbilt University and briefly spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He then signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rodgers is a Christian. Rodgers has spoken about his faith saying, "I just try to follow Jesus' example, leading by example." Since becoming a starter in 2008, Rodgers has become known for his unique touchdown celebration which he and his teammates have dubbed the "Championship Belt". After a scoring play Rodgers celebrates by making a motion as if he is putting an invisible championship belt on around his waist. Teammate Greg Jennings said of the celebration: "It's just something fun that he does. We get excited when we see it cause we know that he's made a play or we've made a play as offense." The gesture drew the praise of World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Triple H and has become common for Green Bay fans to mimic the celebration as a point of pride during games.
    After leading the Packers to the NFC North championship with a 12–4 record, on January 2, 2015, the Associated Press All-Pro team was named with Rodgers as the quarterback, receiving 44 votes while runner-up Tony Romo received three.
    More Details Hide Details Rodgers threw for 3,821 yards and 31 touchdowns with eight interceptions as the Packers finished second in the NFC North with a 10–6 record. They beat the Washington Redskins in the wildcard round of the playoffs and then lost to the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    Rodgers won the 2013 GMC Never Say Never Award for the come-from-behind, division winning touchdown pass.
    More Details Hide Details Rodgers finished fifth in the league in passer rating (104.9), completion percentage (66.6%), and yards per game (282) while also finishing second in yards per attempt (8.75). Rodgers led the Packers to the playoffs again, this time with an 8–7–1 record and were up against the team that eliminated them last year in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers lost to the 49ers for the fourth consecutive time, 23–20 on a last second field goal at Lambeau Field, in the Wildcard. Rodgers recorded only 177 yards passing, his lowest in a playoff game, and one touchdown pass. The Packers entered the 2014 season coming off a third straight division title, but with back-to-back playoff losses to the San Francisco 49ers, and a season opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, embarked a journey for the Packers to reestablish themselves among the NFC's elite. The Packers were blown out in the season opener by Seattle 36–16. The team was in a 21–3 hole in Week 2 against the Jets. The 18-point comeback marked the biggest comeback in Rodgers' career. In the third week of the season, the Packers offense was shut down by the Detroit Lions' defense, 19–7. The Packers' 7 points were the fewest points allowed in a game Rodgers finished; the 223 yards of total Packer offense were the lowest since Rodgers took over at quarterback and his 162 passing yards were also a career low.
    On April 26, 2013, the Packers and Rodgers agreed to a 5-year, $110 million contract extension making him the highest paid player in NFL history. The Packers began their 2013 season against the reigning NFC champions, the San Francisco 49ers, the team that also ended their playoff run the previous season.
    More Details Hide Details Rodgers went 21 for 37 in completions, 333 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the 34–28 loss. The following week, Rodgers had a career-high 480 passing yards to tie the franchise record in the 38–20 home-opener win against the Washington Redskins. His 335 passing yards in the first half set a club record. He also became the first quarterback since Y. A. Tittle in 1962 to throw for 480 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in a game. For his performance he was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for week two. The following week, Rodgers saw his NFL record of 41 consecutive games without throwing multiple interceptions come to an end in a loss to the Bengals by the score of 34–30. After the loss to the Bengals, the Packers started rolling, winning their next four games. Against the Ravens, the Packers lost two receivers: Randall Cobb and James Jones. Cobb was sidelined with a broken leg and Jones with a sprained PCL. Against the Browns, tight end Jermichael Finley was carted off the field with a bruised spinal cord, leaving Rodgers without three of his top four offensive weapons. The next week against the Minnesota Vikings, Rodgers completed 24 of 29 passes in a 44–31 victory.
  • 2011
    Age 27
    Rodgers's 2011 season was later ranked as the third greatest passing season of all time by ESPN in 2013, and was regarded as the most efficient.
    More Details Hide Details The Packers were upset by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants in their first playoff game by the score of 37–20. Many argued that resting Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Greg Jennings, and Charles Woodson in the season finale against Detroit made the Packers rusty by having too much time off. The Packers' receiving corps dropped six passes in the loss and Rodgers finished the game with 264 passing yards, two touchdown passes, and an interception on his last pass attempt. The 2011 Packers became the only team in NFL history to go 15–1 and not win a playoff game, as well as being the fourth consecutive team to win at least 15 games and not win the Super Bowl. The Packers started off the 2012 season with a 30–22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. With the loss, Rodgers lost his bet with 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, and had to wear an Alex Smith jersey during the next week of practice. The Packers lost two of their next four games; one to the Seattle Seahawks in the infamous "Fail Mary" or "The Inaccurate Reception" game, and one to the Colts 30–27 despite leading 21–3 at halftime. In an interview Rodgers told the media "outside the sky is falling, but inside we're just fine." In Week 6 against the undefeated Houston Texans, Rodgers tied the franchise record by throwing six touchdown passes, including three to Jordy Nelson, in a 42–24 victory.
    Rodgers set numerous records in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He recorded a passer rating of over 100. in thirteen games during the season, including twelve games in a row (both records), and a passer rating of 110. or higher in twelve games, including eleven in a row (also records). Rodgers won the league's MVP award in a landslide, receiving 48 of the 50 votes (two going to Drew Brees). He also finished second for the AP Offensive Player of the Year award.
    He was the winner of the 2011 Galloping Gobbler as MVP of the Thanksgiving game between the Packers and the Detroit Lions, a 27–15 Green Bay victory, and tied an NFL record for consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes (13).
    More Details Hide Details The Packers became the fifth team in NFL history to finish the regular season with a 15–1 record. Rodgers played in 15 of the 16 games, with the only exception being week 17 vs. the Detroit Lions, a game in which Rodgers was rested after the club clinched home-field advantage for the playoffs the previous week. The Packers' offense set franchise record for points scored in a season with 560, which is currently the third-most ever behind only the 2007 Patriots and 2013 Broncos.
    On January 23, 2011 Rodgers had a 55.4 passer rating as the Packers beat the No. 2 seed Chicago Bears 21–14 win to capture the NFC championship.
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  • 2010
    Age 26
    He was named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year for the 2010 season.
    More Details Hide Details The 2010 Packers became the first 6th seeded NFC team to win the Super Bowl, as well as being the second NFC team to win it despite playing three straight road playoff games. Rodgers became only the third player in NFL history to pass for over 1,000 yards in a single postseason and also became one of only four quarterbacks to record over 300 yards passing, with at least 3 touchdown passes, and no interceptions in a Super Bowl. He finished with 1,094 passing yards (fourth most all time), 9 touchdown passes (tied for second most all time), 2 rushing touchdowns, and 2 interceptions, while completing 68.2% of his passes for a passer rating of 109.8. Now the defending Super Bowl champions, Rodgers and the Packers faced criticisms from the press by not scheduling any off-season workouts. Some of the press went so far as to call the Packers "arrogant". Rodgers and the Pack quickly silenced the critics by beating the previous Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, who had scheduled off-season workouts, 42–34. After the game Rodgers said in the press conference, "I was going to ask myself, what would have happened if we had offseason workouts? I mean, could we have started any faster and scored more points tonight?" The Packers got off to a 13–0 start in 2011, tying the NFC record for most consecutive wins to start a season.
  • 2009
    Age 25
    Rodgers was named National Football Conference (NFC) Offensive Player of the Month for October 2009, when he passed for 988 yards, completed 74.5 percent of his passes, and recorded a passer rating over 110 for all three games played during the month.
    More Details Hide Details After a 4–4 start to the season and a loss to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team began to heat up. Rodgers led the Packers to five straight wins, in which he threw for a total of 1,324 yards, 9 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. Rodgers and the Packers won two of their last three games, finishing the second half of the season with a 7–1 record and an overall 11–5 record; good enough to secure a wild card playoff berth and clinch the fifth seed in the playoffs. The Packers set a new franchise record by scoring 461 total points (third in the league), breaking the previous record held by the 1996 Super Bowl team (456). Rodgers also made the record books, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history ever to throw for 4,000 yards in both of his first two years as a starter. He finished the season: fourth in passing yards (4,434), touchdown passes (30), passer rating (103.2), and yards per attempt (8.2) as well as eighth in completion percentage (64.7%), while also leading all QBs in rushing yards (316). His passing yardage made him second all-time in Packers history, behind only Lynn Dickey's all-time single-season record. His passer rating of 103.2 was also second-highest in team history at the time, behind only Bart Starr's 105. rating in 1966.
    For the opening game of the 2009 season, Rodgers recorded his first win in a comeback situation.
    More Details Hide Details The Packers were trailing at the beginning of the fourth quarter when Rodgers completed a fifty-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Greg Jennings with about a minute remaining in the game to contribute to the 21–15 victory over the Chicago Bears.
  • 2008
    Age 24
    On October 31, 2008 Rodgers signed a six-year, $65 million contract extension through the 2014 season.
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    Brett Favre's retirement announcement on March 4, 2008 opened up the Packers' starting quarterback position to Rodgers for the 2008 season.
    More Details Hide Details Although Favre decided to return from retirement, he was traded to the New York Jets, which meant that Rodgers would become the starter. Rodgers quickly proved that he was one of the best quarterbacks in the league by passing for over 4,000 yards in his first season as a starter as well as throwing for 28 touchdowns and only 13 interceptions (currently his career high). With Rodgers making his debut as a starter, the Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings 24–19 at Lambeau Field. This marked the first time since 1992 that a quarterback other than Favre started a regular-season game for the Packers. Rodgers ended the game with 178 yards passing and two touchdowns (one passing and one rushing). In just his second NFL start the following week, Rodgers was voted the FedEx Air award winner after passing for 328 yards and three touchdowns in a win against the Detroit Lions.
  • 2007
    Age 23
    Rodgers stepped in when Favre was injured in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football on November 29, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Rodgers completed 18 passes for 201 yards, with no interceptions. He also threw his first touchdown pass but was sacked three times. Rodgers brought the team back from a 17-point deficit to a 3-point deficit, but the Cowboys went on to win 37–27.
    However, Moss was traded to the New England Patriots during the second day of the 2007 NFL Draft, and Rodgers stayed in Green Bay.
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    Prior to the 2007 season, rumors surfaced about a potential trade involving Rodgers in which he would be traded to the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Randy Moss.
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    However, weeks after an emotional interview with NBC's Andrea Kramer, following the team's season-ending victory at Chicago, Favre announced that he would stay with the Packers for the 2007 season, again postponing Rodgers's hopes of becoming the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback.
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    Rodgers made a full recovery and was ready for the start of the 2007 season.
    More Details Hide Details With then quarterbacks' coach Tom Clements, Rodgers reviewed every play from the previous season, learning to read defensive coverages and to throw receivers open. Rodgers also took the spring practice reps with the Packers' first team.
  • 2006
    Age 22
    On November 19, 2006 Rodgers broke his left foot while playing against the New England Patriots in a 35-0 defeat at home, filling in for an injured Brett Favre, and Rodgers missed the remainder of the 2006 season.
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    Rodgers saw very little action during the 2006 season, but did step in on October 2 when Favre left due to injury.
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  • 2005
    Age 21
    On December 19, 2005 Rodgers entered the game against the Baltimore Ravens at the end of the third quarter in a 48-3 loss.
    More Details Hide Details He completed eight of 15 passes for 65 yards and an interception. Rodgers saw one more play at the end of the season against the Seattle Seahawks, taking a knee to end the game. Though Rodgers played very little in his rookie season, he ran the scout team during practice. His job was to mimic opponents' schemes for the defense for the game the following week. Rodgers said this was critical to his success, and that those were his game reps. The defense and scouts often complained that he was practicing too hard, and at one point asked him to tone it down. He stated that he had probably "rubbed people the wrong way" with how hard he practiced. Wide receiver Donald Driver, commented that Rodgers took "every scout-team possession like it was the last possession of his life." After the Packers' losing season of Rodgers's rookie year, head coach Mike Sherman was fired and replaced by current head coach Mike McCarthy. Rodgers was then placed in McCarthy's "Quarterback school" for six hours a day several times a week. This focused on working on Rodgers's motor skills such as hand-eye coordination, finger dexterity, and mechanics. McCarthy also worked on Rodgers's release point, moving it from right beside the ear hole of his helmet to further below it, to give him a smoother release. Rodgers was also instructed to lower his body fat ratio from 15 percent to 12 percent.
    In August 2005 Rodgers agreed to a reported five-year, $7.7 million deal that included $5.4 million in guaranteed money and had the potential to pay him as much as $24.5 million if all incentives and escalators were met.
    More Details Hide Details Rodgers spent his rookie season with the 4-12 Packers as the Packers' backup quarterback behind Brett Favre. He received his first extended look in the opening preseason game against the San Diego Chargers after replacing Favre. He had to endure a malfunctioning radio in his helmet and two offensive flags. In his first NFL game, Rodgers completed two out of seven passes and was sacked twice. He continued to struggle through the preseason, before ending the preseason by converting two third downs and throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Ben Steele against the Tennessee Titans. Once the regular season began, Rodgers saw very little action that year. He played against the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter of a 52-3 victory, and completed his first career pass to fullback Vonta Leach for yards.
    Rodgers was widely projected to be drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, his childhood team, making him the number one overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details The 49ers drafted Alex Smith out of Utah instead and Rodgers slid all the way down to the 24th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers's slip to the 24th selection and the Packers choosing to pick Brett Favre's future replacement became one of the biggest stories of the draft, though he was still the second quarterback selected. His drop in the draft was later ranked number one on the NFL Network's Top 10 Draft Day Moments. Many teams drafting between the second and 23rd positions had positional needs more pressing than quarterback. Rodgers was one of five other quarterbacks coached by Jeff Tedford to be drafted in the first round of an NFL draft, joining Trent Dilfer, Akili Smith, David Carr, Joey Harrington, and Kyle Boller.
    Rodgers was expected to be selected early in the 2005 NFL Draft as he had posted impressive numbers as a junior with Cal, throwing for 2,320 yards with a 67.5 completion rating in the regular season.
    More Details Hide Details He had tied an NCAA record when he completed 23 consecutive passes against the eventual national champion USC. He threw for 24 touchdowns and only eight interceptions in his last college season, impressing many NFL scouts. They commented that he was a "talented strong-armed junior" who "combines arm strength, mechanics and delivery to make all the throws", but noted that his stats could be inflated due to playing in a quarterback-friendly system and that he would need to adjust to the more elaborate defensive schemes of the NFL.
    After the season, Rodgers decided to forgo his senior season to enter the 2005 NFL Draft.
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    He was selected in the first round (24th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Packers.
    More Details Hide Details After backing up Brett Favre for the first three years of his NFL career, Rodgers became the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback in 2008 and led them to a victory in Super Bowl XLV after the 2010 NFL season; Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP. He was named Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 2011, as well as being voted league MVP by the Associated Press for the 2011 and 2014 NFL seasons. Rodgers has led the NFL three times in touchdown-to-interception ratio (2011, 2012, 2014), twice in passer rating (2011, 2012), touchdown passing percentage (2011, 2012) and lowest passing interception percentage (2009, 2014), and once in yards per attempt (2011). Rodgers is the NFL's all-time career leader in passer rating during the regular season with a rating of 104.1 and fifth all-time in the postseason with a rating of 98.2 (among passers with at least 1,500 and 150 pass attempts, respectively). He currently is one of the only two quarterbacks to have a career passer rating of over 100. in the regular season (a distinction shared with Russell Wilson) as well as having the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history at 3.98 touchdowns per interception. He also holds the league's lowest career passing interception percentage for quarterbacks during the regular season at 1.6 percent and the single-season passer rating record of 122.5.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 19
    In 2003, 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%.
    More Details Hide Details 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 a 23-17 loss at No. 1 USC. 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. He set a Cal single-game record for passing completion percentage of 85.3. Rodgers holds the Cal career record for lowest percentage of passes intercepted at 1.95 percent. Rodgers's performance set up the Golden Bears at first and goal with 1:47 remaining and a chance for the game-winning touchdown. On the first play of USC's goal line stand, Rodgers threw an incomplete pass. This was followed by a second-down sack by Manuel Wright. After a timeout and Rodgers's incomplete pass on third down, USC stopped Cal's run play to win the game. Rodgers commented that it was "frustrating that we couldn't get the job done."
    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, against the only team that offered him a Division I opportunity out of high school, Illinois.
    More Details Hide Details As a sophomore, he helped lead the Golden Bears to a 7–3 record as a starter. In his second career start, Rodgers led the team to a 21–7 halftime lead against USC (then ranked No. 3) before being replaced in the second half by Reggie Robertson due to injury. The Bears won in triple overtime, 34–31. Rodgers passed for 394 yards and was named game MVP in the Insight Bowl against Virginia Tech.
    After one year at Butte Community College, Rodgers received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of California, Berkeley, where he played for the California Golden Bears football team from 2003 to 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Despite his record-setting statistics, Rodgers attracted little interest from Division I programs. In a 2011 interview with E:60, he attributed the relative lack of attention in the recruiting process to his unimposing physical stature as a high school player at 5'10" (1.78 m) and 165 lb (75 kg). Rodgers had wanted to attend Florida State 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 for law school. He was then recruited to play football at Butte College in Oroville, a junior college about 15 miles (25 km) southeast of Chico. Rodgers threw 26 touchdowns in his freshman season, leading Butte to a 10–1 record, the NorCal Conference championship, and a No. 2 national ranking. While there, he was discovered by the California Golden Bears's head coach Jeff Tedford, who was recruiting Butte tight end Garrett Cross. Tedford was surprised to learn that Rodgers had not been recruited earlier. Because of Rodgers's good high school scholastic record, he was eligible to transfer after one year of junior college instead of the typical two.
  • 2002
    Age 18
    He graduated in spring 2002.
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  • 2001
    Age 17
    Rodgers set a single-season school record with 2,466 total yards in 2001.
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  • 1997
    Age 13
    The Rodgers family returned to Chico in 1997, and Aaron attended Pleasant Valley High School, starting for two years at quarterback and garnering 4,421 passing yards.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Born on December 2, 1983.
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