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Aaron Rodgers
QB #12
Height:
6-2
Weight:
225
Age:
31
College:
California
Experience:
11

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

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INT
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YDS
174
RTG
84.4

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SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 2,286 3,475 28,578 8.2 226 57 260 1,603 106 376 1,831 4.9 20 50 17
2014 GB 16 16 341 520 4,381 8.4 38 5 28 174 112.2 43 269 6.3 2 10 2
2013 GB 9 9 193 290 2,536 8.7 17 6 21 117 104.9 30 120 4 0 4 0
2012 GB 16 16 371 552 4,295 7.8 39 8 51 293 108 54 259 4.8 2 5 4
2011 GB 15 15 343 502 4,643 9.2 45 6 36 219 122.5 60 257 4.3 3 4 0
2010 GB 15 15 312 475 3,922 8.3 28 11 31 193 101.2 64 356 5.6 4 4 1
2009 GB 16 16 350 541 4,434 8.2 30 7 50 306 103.2 58 316 5.4 5 10 4
2008 GB 16 16 341 536 4,038 7.5 28 13 34 231 93.8 56 207 3.7 4 10 3
2007 GB 2 0 20 28 218 7.8 1 0 3 24 106 7 29 4.1 0 -- --
2006 GB 2 0 6 15 46 3.1 0 0 3 18 48.2 2 11 5.5 0 1 1
2005 GB 3 0 9 16 65 4.1 0 1 3 28 39.8 2 7 3.5 0 2 2

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Biography

Pro Highlights

  • Was named the league’s Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press in 2014 for the second time in his career (2011), becoming the eighth player in league history to win the honor multiple times.
  • Ranks No. 1 in NFL history (min. 1,500 attempts) with a career passer rating of 106.0, more than eight points ahead of No. 2 Tony Romo (97.6).
  • Also ranks No. 1 in league annals in career INT percentage (1.64) and TD/INT ratio (3.96, 226/52) and ranks No. 3 in completion percentage (65.8) and yards/attempt (8.22).
  • Is the only quarterback in league history to record a 100-plus passer rating in six consecutive seasons (2009-14), with no other QB doing so in more than four straight seasons.
  • In 103 career regular-season starts, has posted 39 games with 300-plus passing yards, 60 without an interception (min. 15 attempts) and 62 with a 100-plus passer rating.
  • Has been selected to the Pro Bowl four of the last six seasons (2009, 2011-12, 2014) and was named the starting QB for the NFC in 2011 and 2012.
  • Earned first-team All-Pro honors from AP in 2011 and 2014 and earned second-team recognition in 2012.
  • In the franchise record books, holds six of the top seven single-season marks for passer rating (2009-14), three of the top five for passing TDs (2011-12, 2014), five of the top six for completion percentage (2010-14) and three of the top five for passing yards (2009, 2011, 2014).
  • Has helped the Packers average 28.5 points per game in his 103 starts, No. 1 among quarterbacks since 1950 with 50-plus starts.
  • Ranks No. 1 in NFL history with 16 TD passes of 70-plus yards. Has thrown at least one 70-yard TD pass in seven consecutive seasons (2008-14), the first NFL player to do so since Bears QB Ed Brown (1955-61).
  • Needed just 99 games to reach 200 career TD passes, second fewest in NFL history behind only Dan Marino (89).
  • Ranks No. 1 in NFL history for passing yards (27,520), zero-INT games (58), 100-plus rating games (60), passer rating (107.3) and TD/INT ratio (4.11, 222/54) by a QB in his first 100 starts.
  • When he hit the 200-TD mark for his career (Week 5 of 2014, vs. Minnesota), he had thrown just 53 INTs to that point, the fewest in NFL history as he bested Tom Brady’s mark (88) by 35 INTs.
  • Reached the 25,000-yard passing mark for his career on his 3,065th attempt, the fewest attempts needed in NFL history (Kurt Warner, 3,076).
  • Is the only QB in NFL history to register three seasons with 500-plus attempts and seven or fewer INTs (2009, 2011, 2014), with no other QB having done it more than once. Is also the only 4,000-yard passer in league annals to throw six or fewer INTs, having done it twice (2011, 2014).
  • Leads the league with 60 zero-INT games (min. 15 attempts) since 2008. Had a 41-game regular-season streak without a two-INT game from 2010-13, the longest streak in NFL history.
  • Holds three of the four lowest interception-percentage marks (min. 200 att.) in team history (0.96 in 2014, 1.20 in 2011, 1.29 in 2009).
  • Has posted five of the top seven streaks in team history for the most consecutive passing attempts without an INT.
  • Set an NFL mark for the fewest INTs at the time of his 3,000th career attempt with 53, topping Neil O’Donnell’s mark of 59 INTs.
  • Enters the 2015 season with streaks of 418 consecutive passing attempts at home without an INT and 36 straight TD passes at home without an INT, both league records.
  • Since taking over as the starter in 2008, ranks No. 1 in the NFL in passer rating (106.6) and yards per attempt (8.27) and No. 2 in the league in passing TDs (225), INT percentage (1.6) and 25-yard passes (245).
  • Since ’08, ranks No. 2 in the NFL in red-zone passer rating (104.6), No. 3 in red-zoneTDs (143) and No. 1 in TD/INT ratio (35.75, 143/4) inside the 20.
  • Threw a TD pass in 35 consecutive regular-season games at home from 2008-12, the second-longest streak in NFL history behind only Marino’s 39-game streak from 1983-88.
  • Ranked No. 1 in the NFL in 2014 in TD/INT ratio (7.60, 38.5), No. 2 in passer rating (112.2) and yards per attempt (8.43), and No. 3 in TD passes (38), the only QB in the NFL to finish in the top three in all four of those categories.
  • Posted eight games with three-plus TDs/zero INTs in ’14, which is tied with Brady (2007) for No. 1 in league single-season history.
  • Ranked No. 1 in the NFL with an interception percentage of 0.96 in ’14, the seventh-best single-season mark in league history (min. 224 att.) and the top mark in team annals (min. 200 att.).
  • Was limited to just nine starts in 2013 due to a fractured collarbone, but ranked No. 5 in the league in passer rating (104.9), No. 2 in yards/attempt (8.74), No. 5 in completion percentage (66.6) and No. 3 in yards/completion (13.14).
  • Led the league in passer rating (108.0), TD percentage (7.1) and TD/INT ratio (4.88, 39/8) in 2012 and finished No. 2 in passing TDs (39) and No. 3 in completion percentage (67.2).
  • Threw 25 TD passes in the first nine games in 2012, becoming the first QB in NFL history to throw 25-plus TD passes in the opening nine contests of two different seasons (28 TDs in 2011).
  • Set the NFL single-season record for passer rating with a 122.5 rating in 2011, topping the previous mark held by Peyton Manning (121.1 in ’04). Was the first Packer to lead the league in the category since the system was implemented in 1973.
  • In 2011, set league records for the most 100-plus rating games (13) and most 110-plus rating games (12), and tied the NFL mark for the most 140-plus rating games (four).
  • Also in 2011, set franchise records for TD passes (45), passing yards (4,643), completion percentage (68.3), yards per attempt (9.25) and 300-yard games (eight, tied in 2014) on his way to earning NFL MVP honors from AP.
  • Became only the fourth QB in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and three TDs with no INTs in a Super Bowl, taking home game MVP honors for Green Bay’s win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
  • Has a 113.4 passer rating in divisional games, the best career passer rating in league history since the NFL went to a divisional format in 1967, more than 15 points ahead of No. 2 Steve Young (98.2). In 39 career starts vs. NFC North foes, has posted a 105-plus passer rating in 25 games.
  • With 20 career rushing TDs, ranks No. 2 in franchise history among QBs behind only Tobin Rote (29). Joined Rote (1954-56) as the only QBs in team annals to post three straight seasons with four-plus rushing TDs (2008-10).
  • Rushed for 250-plus yards in four consecutive seasons (2009-12), joining Rote (five straight, 1954-58) as the only QBs in team history to accomplish that feat.
  • Has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week 12 times in his career (Weeks 13 and 16 of 2010; Weeks 1, 4 and 9 in 2011; Weeks 4 and 6 in 2012; Week 2 in 2013; Weeks 4, 7, 10 and 17 in 2014), which is tied with QB Brett Favre for the most in franchise history.
  • Has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month seven times in his career (October 2009, December 2010, September, October and November 2011, October 2012, November 2014), which is tied with Brady for the second most since the award was created in 1986 (Manning, eight).

COLLEGE

A two-year starter and letterman at California, he completed 424 of 665 passes (63.8 percent) for 5,469 yards, with 43 TDs and 13 INTs while playing in 25 games with 22 starts…His 150.3 career passer-efficency rating and 1.95 INT percentage are both tops in school history…Threw for 250-plus yards 10 times and had 160 rushes for 336 yards (2.1 avg.) and eight TDs…With scant Division I interest after two highly successful prep seasons, began his college career at Butte College, near Chico, Calif. …It was there that Cal coach Jeff Tedford noticed Rodgers while watching video of a teammate, TE Garrett Cross (who later, too, became a Cal Golden Bear, and then a Green Bay Packer)…After watching him practice and feeling confident in his ability to thrive in Berkeley, Tedford offered Rodgers a scholarship and launched the beginning of two immensely successful seasons…Majored in American studies…Junior season (2004): Started all 12 games for the Bears, including the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas Tech (Dec. 30)…Finished with 209 completions in 316 attempts (66.1 percent) for 2,566 yards and 24 TDs, with eight INTs…Helped the team reach its highest national ranking (No. 4) since 1952, produce its best regular-season record (10-1) in 54 years and record the most conference wins (seven) in 55 years…Led an offense that ranked first in the conference in passing efficiency (167.39, fourth nationally), total offense (494.7 ypg, fifth), scoring offense (37.3 ppg, sixth) and rushing offense (260 ypg, fifth)…Offense was second-highest scoring in school history…Named first-team All-Pacific-10, and received honorable mention All-America honors from AP, College & Pro Football Newsweekly and SportsIllustrated.com…Also was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic choice…Was one of 15 players to receive letters from the Heisman Trophy Committee in November, 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…Served as team co-captain and was chosen as Cal’s co-Offensive MVP…Finished second in the conference in passing efficiency (154.4), behind Southern California’s Matt Leinart; the efficiency mark ranked eighth among all NCAA passers in 2004 and was the second-best achievement in Cal annals (164.5, Dave Barr, 1993)…Fired three or more TDs four times on the season…Completed a single-game school-record 23 consecutive passes at USC (Oct. 9) to tie an NCAA mark, running his school-record string to 26 straight completions dating back to previous game at Oregon State (Oct. 2). Finished USC game 29 of 34 for 85.3 percent, another school record…Sophomore season (2003): Upon transferring from Butte College, played in three of the Golden Bears’ first four games before taking over as the starter in Game 5 at Illinois (Sept. 20), leading Cal to a 7-3 record as a starter…Authored one of the finest quarterbacking seasons of any sophomore in Pac-10 history, throwing for 2,903 yards and 19 TDs, with only five INTs, on 215-of-349 passing (61.6 percent)…The passing yardage total ranked second on Cal’s all-time list (now fifth) and his INT percentage of 1.43 set a school record (breaking old mark of 1.69 set by Gary Graumann in 1977)…Additionally, his passer efficiency rating (146.6) ranked fourth in school annals, and with 210 yards rushing, his 3,113 total yards ranked second…Registered 300 or more yards through the air five times, tying Pat Barnes’ school record…Authored two major INT-free streaks: the first came as he started his Cal career with 98 straight passes without an INT, the second came later in the season as he threw 105 times without a pick, ending at Oregon (Nov. 8)…Over the last five games of the season, completed 68.2 percent of his passes (105 of 154) for 1,596 yards (319.1 ypg), 12 TDs and two INTs…Was clutch in the school’s final two contests, throwing for 348 yards vs. Washington (Nov. 15) and 359 at Stanford (Nov. 22), both must-wins in order for Cal to clinch its first bowl berth since 1996…In the Stanford contest, registered 414 yards of total offense (359 passing, 55 rushing) to record the highest total in the 106-year history of the “Big Game”; it was the fourth-highest total offensive output in team history…Stretched streak of 300-yard passing games to three in Insight Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (Dec. 26), throwing for collegiate-high 394 yards in 52-49 win and putting up 424 yards of total offense, third best in school annals…Served as one of two offensive team captains…Freshman season (2002): During his one year at Butte College in Oroville, Calif., led the Roadrunners to a 10-1 record, a NorCal Conference championship and a No. 2 national ranking…Passed for 2,408 yards and 28 TDs, with only four INTs, on 164 completions in 265 attempts (61.9 percent)…Also carried 101 times for 294 yards and seven TDs…Authored single-game school records for TDs (six) and all-purpose yards (440)…Earned third-team All-America mention from J.C. Grid-Wire, in addition to NorCal Conference and region MVP honors…Voted MVP in Holiday Bowl victory over San Joaquin Delta (Junior College) with a 251-yard, two-TD pass performance…Listed in SuperPrep’s JuCo 100, ranking him 41st among all junior college players nationally.

PERSONAL

Given name Aaron Charles Rodgers…Born in Chico, Calif. …Nicknamed “A-Rod”…Single…Father, Ed, played offensive guard at Chico State from 1973-76 and then lined up for three-plus seasons (three games in 1978, 1979-81) with the Twin City Cougars, a semi-pro football team in Marysville, Calif.; the Cougars captured the 1980 semi-pro national championship by defeating the Delavan (Wis.) Red Devils, 37-20...Younger brother, Jordan, played quarterback at Vanderbilt and spent time on Tampa Bay’s practice squad in 2013…Was a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy! on an episode that aired in May 2015, and defeated Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank and former astronaut Mark Kelly to win $50,000 for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund…High school: A two-time all-section choice (2000-01) at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, Calif., he passed for 4,419 yards over the course of his junior and senior seasons and set the single-season school record for passing yards his senior year (2,303)…Also pitched for his high school baseball team as a senior…Community involvement: Has become particularly active with the MACC Fund and has raised more than $1 million for the organization through various campaigns and events…Hosted the fundraising banquet “An Evening With Aaron Rodgers” in Milwaukee each year from 2010-14 on behalf of the organization…In January 2015, was selected as one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, the only league award that recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence…Won the Bart Starr Award in 2014, which annually recognizes one NFL player for outstanding character and leadership on the field and in the community...In December 2011, hosted “A Pack Lunch With Aaron Rodgers,” where MACC Fund donors joined him for an afternoon lunch hour in Green Bay…In 2009, worked with The Salvation Army to have “Twelve’s Day of Christmas,” a benefit partnering with Shopko to give holiday gifts to underprivileged children…Co-hosted a charity golf tournament with Young Life from 2006-08…Plays annually in the Andy North and Friends Golf Getaway, an event that raises money and awareness for the University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center…A scratch golfer, plays regularly and has played in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe, Nev., 11 times…Has participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, the Vince Lombardi Golf Classic and the 2009 ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic…While at Cal, he and WR Geoff McArthur participated in fundraiser “Touchdown for Kids,” with money donated to local youth programs for every TD pass connection authored by the two…Residence: Chico, Calif.

Pro Highlights

  • Was named the league’s Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press in 2014 for the second time in his career (2011), becoming the eighth player in league history to win the honor multiple times.
  • Ranks No. 1 in NFL history (min. 1,500 attempts) with a career passer rating of 106.0, more than eight points ahead of No. 2 Tony Romo (97.6).
  • Also ranks No. 1 in league annals in career INT percentage (1.64) and TD/INT ratio (3.96, 226/52) and ranks No. 3 in completion percentage (65.8) and yards/attempt (8.22).
  • Is the only quarterback in league history to record a 100-plus passer rating in six consecutive seasons (2009-14), with no other QB doing so in more than four straight seasons.
  • In 103 career regular-season starts, has posted 39 games with 300-plus passing yards, 60 without an interception (min. 15 attempts) and 62 with a 100-plus passer rating.
  • Has been selected to the Pro Bowl four of the last six seasons (2009, 2011-12, 2014) and was named the starting QB for the NFC in 2011 and 2012.
  • Earned first-team All-Pro honors from AP in 2011 and 2014 and earned second-team recognition in 2012.
  • In the franchise record books, holds six of the top seven single-season marks for passer rating (2009-14), three of the top five for passing TDs (2011-12, 2014), five of the top six for completion percentage (2010-14) and three of the top five for passing yards (2009, 2011, 2014).
  • Has helped the Packers average 28.5 points per game in his 103 starts, No. 1 among quarterbacks since 1950 with 50-plus starts.
  • Ranks No. 1 in NFL history with 16 TD passes of 70-plus yards. Has thrown at least one 70-yard TD pass in seven consecutive seasons (2008-14), the first NFL player to do so since Bears QB Ed Brown (1955-61).
  • Needed just 99 games to reach 200 career TD passes, second fewest in NFL history behind only Dan Marino (89).
  • Ranks No. 1 in NFL history for passing yards (27,520), zero-INT games (58), 100-plus rating games (60), passer rating (107.3) and TD/INT ratio (4.11, 222/54) by a QB in his first 100 starts.
  • When he hit the 200-TD mark for his career (Week 5 of 2014, vs. Minnesota), he had thrown just 53 INTs to that point, the fewest in NFL history as he bested Tom Brady’s mark (88) by 35 INTs.
  • Reached the 25,000-yard passing mark for his career on his 3,065th attempt, the fewest attempts needed in NFL history (Kurt Warner, 3,076).
  • Is the only QB in NFL history to register three seasons with 500-plus attempts and seven or fewer INTs (2009, 2011, 2014), with no other QB having done it more than once. Is also the only 4,000-yard passer in league annals to throw six or fewer INTs, having done it twice (2011, 2014).
  • Leads the league with 60 zero-INT games (min. 15 attempts) since 2008. Had a 41-game regular-season streak without a two-INT game from 2010-13, the longest streak in NFL history.
  • Holds three of the four lowest interception-percentage marks (min. 200 att.) in team history (0.96 in 2014, 1.20 in 2011, 1.29 in 2009).
  • Has posted five of the top seven streaks in team history for the most consecutive passing attempts without an INT.
  • Set an NFL mark for the fewest INTs at the time of his 3,000th career attempt with 53, topping Neil O’Donnell’s mark of 59 INTs.
  • Enters the 2015 season with streaks of 418 consecutive passing attempts at home without an INT and 36 straight TD passes at home without an INT, both league records.
  • Since taking over as the starter in 2008, ranks No. 1 in the NFL in passer rating (106.6) and yards per attempt (8.27) and No. 2 in the league in passing TDs (225), INT percentage (1.6) and 25-yard passes (245).
  • Since ’08, ranks No. 2 in the NFL in red-zone passer rating (104.6), No. 3 in red-zoneTDs (143) and No. 1 in TD/INT ratio (35.75, 143/4) inside the 20.
  • Threw a TD pass in 35 consecutive regular-season games at home from 2008-12, the second-longest streak in NFL history behind only Marino’s 39-game streak from 1983-88.
  • Ranked No. 1 in the NFL in 2014 in TD/INT ratio (7.60, 38.5), No. 2 in passer rating (112.2) and yards per attempt (8.43), and No. 3 in TD passes (38), the only QB in the NFL to finish in the top three in all four of those categories.
  • Posted eight games with three-plus TDs/zero INTs in ’14, which is tied with Brady (2007) for No. 1 in league single-season history.
  • Ranked No. 1 in the NFL with an interception percentage of 0.96 in ’14, the seventh-best single-season mark in league history (min. 224 att.) and the top mark in team annals (min. 200 att.).
  • Was limited to just nine starts in 2013 due to a fractured collarbone, but ranked No. 5 in the league in passer rating (104.9), No. 2 in yards/attempt (8.74), No. 5 in completion percentage (66.6) and No. 3 in yards/completion (13.14).
  • Led the league in passer rating (108.0), TD percentage (7.1) and TD/INT ratio (4.88, 39/8) in 2012 and finished No. 2 in passing TDs (39) and No. 3 in completion percentage (67.2).
  • Threw 25 TD passes in the first nine games in 2012, becoming the first QB in NFL history to throw 25-plus TD passes in the opening nine contests of two different seasons (28 TDs in 2011).
  • Set the NFL single-season record for passer rating with a 122.5 rating in 2011, topping the previous mark held by Peyton Manning (121.1 in ’04). Was the first Packer to lead the league in the category since the system was implemented in 1973.
  • In 2011, set league records for the most 100-plus rating games (13) and most 110-plus rating games (12), and tied the NFL mark for the most 140-plus rating games (four).
  • Also in 2011, set franchise records for TD passes (45), passing yards (4,643), completion percentage (68.3), yards per attempt (9.25) and 300-yard games (eight, tied in 2014) on his way to earning NFL MVP honors from AP.
  • Became only the fourth QB in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and three TDs with no INTs in a Super Bowl, taking home game MVP honors for Green Bay’s win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
  • Has a 113.4 passer rating in divisional games, the best career passer rating in league history since the NFL went to a divisional format in 1967, more than 15 points ahead of No. 2 Steve Young (98.2). In 39 career starts vs. NFC North foes, has posted a 105-plus passer rating in 25 games.
  • With 20 career rushing TDs, ranks No. 2 in franchise history among QBs behind only Tobin Rote (29). Joined Rote (1954-56) as the only QBs in team annals to post three straight seasons with four-plus rushing TDs (2008-10).
  • Rushed for 250-plus yards in four consecutive seasons (2009-12), joining Rote (five straight, 1954-58) as the only QBs in team history to accomplish that feat.
  • Has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week 12 times in his career (Weeks 13 and 16 of 2010; Weeks 1, 4 and 9 in 2011; Weeks 4 and 6 in 2012; Week 2 in 2013; Weeks 4, 7, 10 and 17 in 2014), which is tied with QB Brett Favre for the most in franchise history.
  • Has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month seven times in his career (October 2009, December 2010, September, October and November 2011, October 2012, November 2014), which is tied with Brady for the second most since the award was created in 1986 (Manning, eight).

COLLEGE

A two-year starter and letterman at California, he completed 424 of 665 passes (63.8 percent) for 5,469 yards, with 43 TDs and 13 INTs while playing in 25 games with 22 starts…His 150.3 career passer-efficency rating and 1.95 INT percentage are both tops in school history…Threw for 250-plus yards 10 times and had 160 rushes for 336 yards (2.1 avg.) and eight TDs…With scant Division I interest after two highly successful prep seasons, began his college career at Butte College, near Chico, Calif. …It was there that Cal coach Jeff Tedford noticed Rodgers while watching video of a teammate, TE Garrett Cross (who later, too, became a Cal Golden Bear, and then a Green Bay Packer)…After watching him practice and feeling confident in his ability to thrive in Berkeley, Tedford offered Rodgers a scholarship and launched the beginning of two immensely successful seasons…Majored in American studies…Junior season (2004): Started all 12 games for the Bears, including the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas Tech (Dec. 30)…Finished with 209 completions in 316 attempts (66.1 percent) for 2,566 yards and 24 TDs, with eight INTs…Helped the team reach its highest national ranking (No. 4) since 1952, produce its best regular-season record (10-1) in 54 years and record the most conference wins (seven) in 55 years…Led an offense that ranked first in the conference in passing efficiency (167.39, fourth nationally), total offense (494.7 ypg, fifth), scoring offense (37.3 ppg, sixth) and rushing offense (260 ypg, fifth)…Offense was second-highest scoring in school history…Named first-team All-Pacific-10, and received honorable mention All-America honors from AP, College & Pro Football Newsweekly and SportsIllustrated.com…Also was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic choice…Was one of 15 players to receive letters from the Heisman Trophy Committee in November, 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…Served as team co-captain and was chosen as Cal’s co-Offensive MVP…Finished second in the conference in passing efficiency (154.4), behind Southern California’s Matt Leinart; the efficiency mark ranked eighth among all NCAA passers in 2004 and was the second-best achievement in Cal annals (164.5, Dave Barr, 1993)…Fired three or more TDs four times on the season…Completed a single-game school-record 23 consecutive passes at USC (Oct. 9) to tie an NCAA mark, running his school-record string to 26 straight completions dating back to previous game at Oregon State (Oct. 2). Finished USC game 29 of 34 for 85.3 percent, another school record…Sophomore season (2003): Upon transferring from Butte College, played in three of the Golden Bears’ first four games before taking over as the starter in Game 5 at Illinois (Sept. 20), leading Cal to a 7-3 record as a starter…Authored one of the finest quarterbacking seasons of any sophomore in Pac-10 history, throwing for 2,903 yards and 19 TDs, with only five INTs, on 215-of-349 passing (61.6 percent)…The passing yardage total ranked second on Cal’s all-time list (now fifth) and his INT percentage of 1.43 set a school record (breaking old mark of 1.69 set by Gary Graumann in 1977)…Additionally, his passer efficiency rating (146.6) ranked fourth in school annals, and with 210 yards rushing, his 3,113 total yards ranked second…Registered 300 or more yards through the air five times, tying Pat Barnes’ school record…Authored two major INT-free streaks: the first came as he started his Cal career with 98 straight passes without an INT, the second came later in the season as he threw 105 times without a pick, ending at Oregon (Nov. 8)…Over the last five games of the season, completed 68.2 percent of his passes (105 of 154) for 1,596 yards (319.1 ypg), 12 TDs and two INTs…Was clutch in the school’s final two contests, throwing for 348 yards vs. Washington (Nov. 15) and 359 at Stanford (Nov. 22), both must-wins in order for Cal to clinch its first bowl berth since 1996…In the Stanford contest, registered 414 yards of total offense (359 passing, 55 rushing) to record the highest total in the 106-year history of the “Big Game”; it was the fourth-highest total offensive output in team history…Stretched streak of 300-yard passing games to three in Insight Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (Dec. 26), throwing for collegiate-high 394 yards in 52-49 win and putting up 424 yards of total offense, third best in school annals…Served as one of two offensive team captains…Freshman season (2002): During his one year at Butte College in Oroville, Calif., led the Roadrunners to a 10-1 record, a NorCal Conference championship and a No. 2 national ranking…Passed for 2,408 yards and 28 TDs, with only four INTs, on 164 completions in 265 attempts (61.9 percent)…Also carried 101 times for 294 yards and seven TDs…Authored single-game school records for TDs (six) and all-purpose yards (440)…Earned third-team All-America mention from J.C. Grid-Wire, in addition to NorCal Conference and region MVP honors…Voted MVP in Holiday Bowl victory over San Joaquin Delta (Junior College) with a 251-yard, two-TD pass performance…Listed in SuperPrep’s JuCo 100, ranking him 41st among all junior college players nationally.

PERSONAL

Given name Aaron Charles Rodgers…Born in Chico, Calif. …Nicknamed “A-Rod”…Single…Father, Ed, played offensive guard at Chico State from 1973-76 and then lined up for three-plus seasons (three games in 1978, 1979-81) with the Twin City Cougars, a semi-pro football team in Marysville, Calif.; the Cougars captured the 1980 semi-pro national championship by defeating the Delavan (Wis.) Red Devils, 37-20...Younger brother, Jordan, played quarterback at Vanderbilt and spent time on Tampa Bay’s practice squad in 2013…Was a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy! on an episode that aired in May 2015, and defeated Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank and former astronaut Mark Kelly to win $50,000 for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund…High school: A two-time all-section choice (2000-01) at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, Calif., he passed for 4,419 yards over the course of his junior and senior seasons and set the single-season school record for passing yards his senior year (2,303)…Also pitched for his high school baseball team as a senior…Community involvement: Has become particularly active with the MACC Fund and has raised more than $1 million for the organization through various campaigns and events…Hosted the fundraising banquet “An Evening With Aaron Rodgers” in Milwaukee each year from 2010-14 on behalf of the organization…In January 2015, was selected as one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, the only league award that recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence…Won the Bart Starr Award in 2014, which annually recognizes one NFL player for outstanding character and leadership on the field and in the community...In December 2011, hosted “A Pack Lunch With Aaron Rodgers,” where MACC Fund donors joined him for an afternoon lunch hour in Green Bay…In 2009, worked with The Salvation Army to have “Twelve’s Day of Christmas,” a benefit partnering with Shopko to give holiday gifts to underprivileged children…Co-hosted a charity golf tournament with Young Life from 2006-08…Plays annually in the Andy North and Friends Golf Getaway, an event that raises money and awareness for the University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center…A scratch golfer, plays regularly and has played in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe, Nev., 11 times…Has participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, the Vince Lombardi Golf Classic and the 2009 ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic…While at Cal, he and WR Geoff McArthur participated in fundraiser “Touchdown for Kids,” with money donated to local youth programs for every TD pass connection authored by the two…Residence: Chico, Calif.