Aaron Rodgers – football player
Aaron Rodgers is a professional football player. He plays in Green Bay Packers team.
Aaron Charles Rodgers was born on December 2, 1983 in the city of Chico in Butte County, California into a family of Darla Lee and Edward Rogers. Aaron has English, Irish and German roots. From 1973 to 1976 Aaron’s father played football in the University of California. Aaron has brothers – Luke and Jordan, who also play football.
As a child, Rogers was engaged in basketball and baseball. At school he played in Pleasant Valley High School team.
He entered Butte College, located near Chico to play football for the local team. Jeff Tedford, head football coach of the University of California, noticed the boy. As a result, after one year in college Rogers received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of California and played for California Golden Bears from 2003 to 2004. During that time he set several records of the institution.
In the NFL Draft 2005, Aaron was chosen by Green Bay Packers.
In 2010, Rogers was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl and Athlete of the Year in 2011 according to Associated Press.
On April 26, 2013 Packers extended contract with Rodgers. The deal amounted to $ 110 million, making Aaron highest-paid player in NFL history.
Rogers was voted the most valuable player of the NFL in 2014, gaining 31 votes out of 50. He is the only quarterback with more than 100 passes during his career. He is the only player in NFL history to pass for over 4,000 yards in each of the first two seasons as a starting QB.
Wisconsin Legislature approved a resolution which declared December 12, 2012 Aaron Rodgers Day in his honor.
In 2015, the athlete has signed a long term contract with Adidas company. Previously, Rogers had a contract with Nike.
He is a strong supporter of the MACC Fund, RAISE Hope for Congo, and other humanitarian and charitable efforts.
In December 2014 Rogers began dating actress Olivia Munn.