Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Aaron Charles Rodgers was born on 2 December, 1983 in Chico, California. He is the son of Darla Leigh (née Pittman) and Edward Wesley Rodgers. He is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). His ancestry includes English, Irish and German. The family moved to Ukiah, California, where Aaron attended Oak Manor Elementary School. Edward Rodgers tossed a football with his sons Luke, Aaron and Jordan, and told them not to drink and not to party in college or they would limit themselves in sports like he did.
Rodgers played college football for California, where he set several career passing records, including lowest single-season and career interception rates. He was selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Packers.
Rodgers is the NFL’s all-time regular season career leader in passer rating with a rating of 104.1 and fourth all-time among passers with at least 1,500 and 150 postseason pass attempts with a rating of 99.4. He is the only quarterback to have a career passer rating of over 100.0 in the regular season as well as having the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history at 4.13 touchdowns per interception. He also holds the league’s lowest career passing interception percentage for quarterbacks during the regular season at 1.6 percent and the single-season passer rating record of 122.5.
Most recently into his career record he featured in a Week 1 win (17–9) against the Seattle Seahawks, Rodgers had his 50th career game with at least 300 passing yards. He finished the game with 311, but his streak of 251 consecutive passes without an interception came to an end when defensive tackle Nazair Jones picked him off in the first quarter. In the next game, a 34–23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2, he had 343 passing yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the first game in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. In Week 5, down by 28–31 against the Dallas Cowboys with less than two minutes on the clock, Aaron led a nine-play, 75-yard touchdown drive in the 35–31 victory over Dallas, earning him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.