Get To Know Aaron Rodgers

 

After weeks, or is it really months, of hearing about the whole Green Bay Packers, Brett Favre, Ted Thompson, blah, blah, blah… What? I’ve just started to tune it all out. However, now it seems there may be an open competition at training camp to determine who will be the starting quarterback. Since I can’t stand this story anymore, and I think Aaron Rodgers is perhaps getting short shrift, I thought you might want to get to know him here – since it appears you may not have the chance to this year in play as you originally thought.

Stats:

  • Date of Birth: December 2, 1983 (age 24)
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 223 lbs.
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Drafted: 24th pick in first round of 2005
  • College: California

His player summary on the Green Bay Packers website still says: “Composed, confident quarterback has waited patiently for his opportunity to be an NFL starter, and his time has arrived.” He continues to state that he’s being told he’s the starter, but that if that changes and the team allows open competition, he’ll do his best. He says all the right things, including that he’ll support Brett Favre if Farve prevails in taking that starting position from Rodgers at camp. He shows real class.

One interesting tidbit, is that Rodgers was coached by Jeff Tedford, who also coached Akili Smith, Trent Dilfer, Joey Harrington, and Kyle Boller. Some others that caused a raised eyebrow here are that he plays the acoustic guitar and piano, listens to country music and names The Princess Bride as one of his favorite movies.

And although he can look like this, he can also look like this.

He’s also engaged in numerous charitable and volunteer opportunities, showing a real commitment to giving back.

  • This past May, held the third ‘Aaron Rodgers Fore Kids Golf Classic’ in Chico, Calif., with money benefiting Chico Area Young Life
  • Over the winter, along with teammates Noah Herron and Ruvell Martin and several other pro athletes, visited the Fort Wainwright U.S. Army base in Fairbanks, Alaska, working out with young troops and participating in a dogsled race. The trip was organized by Unlimited Potential, a Christian outreach group
  • Has regularly signed autographs and interacted with fans at the Green Bay Packers Fan Fest and at the Green Bay Packers Draft Day Party
  • Has participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, the Brett Favre Celebrity softball games, and the Vince Lombardi Golf Classic
  • On two different occasions videotaped an introductory greeting for the Packers’ ‘Fit Kids’ program, a joint effort between the Green Bay Packers, CBS-5 WFRV and the Green Bay Area Public School District involving a year-long school program with a curriculum that focuses on the whole child and each month covers a theme based on either nutrition, physical fitness or social health
  • Visited Webster Stanley Elementary School in Oshkosh, Wis., where he read to students and their parents during the ‘Literacy Is Fun’ event
  • Took part in the NFL Hometown Huddle event, moving furniture into a new place for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and then bowled with the group
  • Signed autographs in exchange for cash donations to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Katrina relief fund
  • While at Cal, he and wide receiver Geoff McArthur participated in fundraiser ‘Touchdown for Kids,’ with money donated to local youth programs for every TD pass connection authored by the two
  • Awww. Here’s to you, Mr. Rodgers! Hope to see you this year. And if by chance Brett Favre does end up playing for the Minnesota Vikings, I (almost) hope you win in the match-ups.

    9 thoughts on “Get To Know Aaron Rodgers

    1. One interesting tidbit, is that Rodgers was coached by Jeff Tedford, who also coached Akili Smith, Trent Dilfer, Joey Harrington, and Kyle Boller.

      Wow, great bloodlines!

      I think Aaron Rodgers is one of the only athletes for which I might have an ounce of sympathy. It sucks that he’s never going to get a shot.

    2. He continues to state that he’s being told he’s the starter, but that if that changes and the team allows open competition, he’ll do his best. He says all the right things, including that he’ll support Brett Favre if Farve prevails in taking that starting position from Rodgers at camp. He shows real class.

    3. God, I wish I could tune it all out, but my dad is from near Green Bay, Wiconsin, and therefore loves Brett Favre and prattles on about how great he is CONSTANTLY. He fails to realize he’s in Minnesota and that kind of talk is not tolerated here.

    4. I’m wishing him all the luck in the world. He’s been inspiration for quite a few posts on my blog lately too.

      Glad I found your blog off of Yahoo. This is great!!!!!!!!!

    5. Rodgers ROCKED last year. Goodbye old man Favre! Rodgers has way more class than Favre ever showed. Pro Bowl this year, baby. MVP next year…

    6. awwwwwww! we are so glad green bay wanted queen rodgers…just let us have our brett. we ill respect him, love him, and always be happy for him….

    7. I love Aaron Rodgers!!!!!!! He does a great job as quarter back for the Packers and he is pretty damn fine!!!! lol I’m 19 and just got into watching football about 2 years ago and I gotta say I’m really happy Rodgers plays for my team!!!!! =)

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