15 Cool Facts About Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers is synonymous with football excellence, known for his remarkable career as a quarterback in the NFL. While his on-field achievements are well-documented, you may not be aware of several other aspects of his life. Just like every famous person, Rodgers’ journey is filled with less recognized details that add depth to his persona, and in these pages, we’ll share 15 of them.

Music Man

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Rodgers isn’t just a football star; he’s also a guitarist and owns a record label, Suspended Sunrise Recordings, which released “Get It,” the debut single by the band The Make.

Jeopardy! Champ

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He is good at other things besides reading defenses. Rodgers aced his appearance on Celebrity Jeopardy! In 2015, he beat astronaut Mark Kelly and entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary. Thanks to his win, a charity organization received $50,000 in donations.

Brainy Quarterback

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He may be gifted as an athlete, but that’s not all. The man is also academically brilliant. Scoring a 1310 on his SATs with an A- average demonstrates his intellectual ability.

Draft Day Slide

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Despite Rodgers’s confidence before the 2005 NFL Draft, Rodgers fell to the 24th overall pick, where the Green Bay Packers selected him.

Brett Favre’s Successor

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Rodgers spent three years in the NFL backing up legendary quarterback Brett Favre before becoming the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008.

Super Bowl Champion

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In the 2010 season, Rodgers led the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV and earned Super Bowl MVP honors. They won 31-25 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Multiple NFL MVP Awards

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Rodgers has won the NFL MVP award four times: in 2011, 2014, 2020, and 2021. He is only one win short of Payton Manning, who has five.

Entrepreneur Footballer

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Rodgers is also a part-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. He bought a 1% stake with them in 2018.

Celebrity Relationships

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Rodgers has been in high-profile relationships, including with actress Shailene Woodley, actress Olivia Munn, and race car driver Danica Patrick. He is now dating Mallory Edens, a daughter of Wes Eden’s and fellow owner of Milwaukee Bucks.

Controversial Family Relationship

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Rodgers has a strained relationship with his family, which has been the subject of public discussion. In 2017, his father, Ed Rodgers, told the New York Times, “Fame can change things.”

Jeopardy! Guest Host

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In April 2021, Rodgers served as a guest host for two weeks on the popular game show Jeopardy! He may have hosted permanently if not for his football schedule.

Charitable Work

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Rodgers worked with the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund, which supports research for childhood cancer and blood disorders.

Early Life and College

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Aaron Rodgers was born in Chico, California. He attended Oroville’s Butte College before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley.

Injury History

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Throughout his career, Rodgers has had his fair share of injuries. His body parts affected include his foot, shoulder, knee, ribs, and calf.

Darkness Retreat

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In 2023, Rodgers embarked on an exciting journey. He took a four-day darkness retreat to thoughtfully consider his future in the NFL. Before the retreat, he was “really looking forward to it.”

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