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Packers Sign Aaron Rodgers


Coming to terms with their first-round selection in the 2005 draft, the Green Bay Packers Saturday night signed Aaron Rodgers. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing.

A 6-foot-2, 223-pound quarterback out of California, Rodgers is the 11th and final Packers draft choice to sign a contract. The first passer selected by Green Bay in the first round since 1981, Rodgers went 17-5 in two years as a starter at Cal, after transferring from Butte (Calif.) College.

In 25 Division I games from 2003-04, Rodgers completed 424 of 665 yards (63.8 percent) for 5,469 yards, with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. In his final season at Cal, 2004, he guided the Pacific 10's top-ranked offense to a Holiday Bowl appearance, hitting 209 of 316 passes (66.1 percent) for 2,566 yards, with 24 TDs and just eight INTs.

In his lone junior college season at Butte, 2002, Rodgers guided the school to a 10-1 record and a No. 2 JUCO national ranking.

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