30 Fun Facts About Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is one of the most exciting quarterbacks in the National Football League.  He came into the league in 2005 and spent three seasons on the sidelines watching one of the all time greats, Brett Favre, play right before his eyes.  Once given his chance, Rodgers has proven time and time again that he is more than able to get the job done.  The primary reason he is effective is that he makes very few mistakes.

Aaron Rodgers will be giving Packers fans something to cheer about for many years to come.  Here is a look at 30 fun facts about this great NFL quarterback.

-Aaron Rodgers is the first NFL quarterback in history to have two consecutive 4,000 yard seasons in his first two years as a starter.

-He was born in Chico, California.

-Rodgers spent one season at Butte Community College in Oroville, California before transfering to the University of California.

-In his second start as a college quarterback, Rodgers led the Cal Bears to a upset over USC who was ranked third in the country at the time.

-During his junior season, Aaron Rodgers tied an NCAA record by completing 23 straight passes during one game.  He did this in a game against the team that would go on to win the national championship that year, the USC Trojans.

-In his first season as an NFL starting quarterback, after serving three years as Brett Favre’s backup, Rodgers would not throw an interception until the fourth game of the year.  His streak of 157 consecutive pass attempts without an interception was the third longest in team history.

-Rodgers’ first playoff game ended up being the highest scoring playoff game in NFL history.  In 2009, the Packers lost to the Cardinals 51-45 after he fumbled the ball in overtime and it was returned for a touchdown.

-Rodgers and the Packers came up on the losing end in each of the first five overtime games he has played in.

-In 2004, Aaron Rodgers finished 9th in the voting for the Heisman Trophy Award.

-In his junior year at Cal, Rodgers caught the only reception of his college football career.  It went for ten yards.

-Rodgers completed the first pass he threw in the NFL, it went for zero yards and was his only pass of the game in mop up duty of a 51-3 win over the New Orleans Saints in 2005.

-Through the 2010 season, Greg Jenning has caught more touchdown passes thrown by Aaron Rodgers than anyone else in the league with 25.  Donald Driver was in second place with 15.

-The first rushing attempt of his NFL career came in 2005 and went for eight yards in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

-The first rushing touchdown he would ever get came in week one of the 2008 season when his one yard quarterback sneak across the goal line would extend the Packers lead in their eventual 24-19 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

-The first three rushing touchdowns of Aaron Rodgers career all went for one yard.

-His first 300 yard game came in week two of the 2008 season.  The Packers would win in Detroit 48-25 and Rodgers would go 24 of 38 for 328 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.

-Aaron Rodgers would end up with a quarterback rating of over 121.0 in each of his first three playoff games.

-His first touchdown pass would go to Greg Jennings in 2007, his first TD pass as a starter would come in 2008 in week one and would be a one yarder to Korey Hall.  In 2009, Jennings also caught Aaron Rodgers’ first playoff touchdown pass.

-Aaron Rodgers had at least two fourth quarter rushing touchdowns in each of his first three seasons as a starting quarterback.

-Though he succeeded Brett Favre, who had the longest streak of consecutive starts at quarterback in NFL history, in just three years Aaron Rodgers had already put together the second longest streak of consecutive starts in Packers team history which was stopped at 45 games.

-After being named the starting quarterback in 2008, Rodgers wouldn’t miss a start until week 14 of the 2010 season when he couldn’t play in the second to last game of the season due to the effects of a concussion sustained against the Detroit Lions the previous weekend.

-When it comes to touchdown passes, Rodgers’ favorite quarter is the second.  Through 2010, he has completed 22 TD passes in the fourth quarter, 17 each in the first and third quarters, and 31 in the second quarter.

-Aaron Rodgers would throw 28 touchdown passes during the 2010 season.  All of them but one either gave the team the lead or extended a lead over the Packers’ opponent.  The one that did not tied the game up.

-His first three touchdown game came in week two of the 2008 NFL season.  The Packers would beat the Lions 48-25 and he would connect on touchdown passes to James Jones, Donald Driver, and Jordy Nelson.

-The first 50 yard touchdown pass of Aaron Rodgers’ career was also the first touchdown pass he threw in 2009.  In a week one 21-15 win over the Chicago Bears, Rodgers would find Greg Jennings in the fourth quarter on a 50 yard pass to win the game.

-Through the 2010 season, Aaron Rodgers has thrown more touchdown passes against the Detroit Lions, a total of 14, than he has against any other team.

-Rodgers would bolster his reputation for accuracy by finishing the 2010 season as the active leader in both Passer Rating and Interception Percentage.

-In the 2005 NFL Draft, Aaron Rodgers would be picked by the Green Bay Packers with the 24th overall pick of the first round.  The only other quarterback selected before him was Alex Smith who the San Francisco 49ers took with the first overall pick.

-Players taken ahead of Rodgers in the 2005 NFL Draft include Alex Smith, Ronnie Brown, Braylon Edwards, Cedric Benson, Cadillac Williams, Pacman Jones, Antrel Rolle, Mike Williams, DeMarcus Ware, Shawne Merriman, and Mark Clayton.

-Other quarterbacks taken in the same year Rodgers was taken by Green Bay include Alex Smith by the 49ers, Jason Campbell by the Redskins, Charlie Frye by the Browns, Andrew Walter by the Raiders, David Greene by the Seahawks, Kyle Orton by the Bears, Stefan Lefors by the Panthers, Dan Orlovsky by the Lions, Adrian McPherson by the Saints, Derek Anderson by the Ravens, James Kilian by the Chiefs, Matt Cassel by the Patriots, and Ryan Fitzpatrick by the Rams.


  1. Jhon Smith says:

    i really liked all of these fun facts i read them to my five year old son TERRRIIFFICC!!!

  2. Klaus Ebenhoch says:

    Doing a presentation on Aaron. Helped me a lot!!!!

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