For fans of the Green Bay Packers from 2005 to 2008, it was reasonable to wonder if their former first-round pick and backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers was ever going to get the chance to start, but in 2008, Packers legend Brett Favre retired, unretired, and got traded to the Jets, giving Rodgers the chance to shine. And shine he has. Two years later, Rodgers led the Packers to another Super Bowl win and was named that game’s MVP.
Rodgers also won the league MVP the following year and has continued to dominate week after week on the field and in life. Because you guys, he’s dating a member of the X-Men and cashing checks from endorsement deals left and right. But while these reasons all demonstrate why his Fathead is up on the walls of our soul, there is much more to Aaron Rodgers than being Mr. Olivia Munn and leading the Pack to victory on Sundays. So with that said, go (double)check out these facts about the man who FamousBirthdays.com calls the second most famous person named Aaron alive today besides some 16-year-old who is good at YouTube. Because, Good at YouTube > Great at Life… I guess.
He founded a record label.
If you had been sitting on the sidelines for three years and finally got your chance to start for an NFL team, what’s the first thing you would do? If you’re Aaron Rodgers, you start your own music label. In 2009, Rodgers founded Suspended Sunrise Recordings with his friend Ryan Zachary and signed their first band, The Make, in 2011.
He began his college football career at a community college.
Rodgers may be well known for his stellar play at the University of California, Berkeley, but he didn’t start his college career there. Despite his exemplary high school play, Rodgers was not offered a single scholarship to an NCAA school. Instead, Rodgers chose to attend Butte Community College, 80 miles north of Sacramento. After a great first season, he was offered a scholarship to Cal, where he played two years before entering the draft. Still, he hasn’t forgotten where he came from.