Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, led his team to victory with an injured calf against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field last week, and now his team looks ahead to the Seattle Seahawks for a chance to play in the Super Bowl.
When Rodgers isn’t filming hilarious All State commercials, he’s dominating on the football field. He is one of the main reasons why the Packers are in the NFC championship this year.
The Packers play the Seahawks this Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET.
Here’s what you need to know about the Packers quarterback:
1. Rodgers Played His College Ball at Cal Berkeley
Rodgers attended the University of California, Berkley from 2003 to 2004 after attending Butte Community College for a year. In his second season with the Golden Bears, Rodgers led them to a 10-1 record, ranked the fourth best team in the nation. His college career ended where he decided to enter the NFL Draft in 2005 instead of returning to school for his senior season.
2. Aaron Rodgers was Drafted in 2005
The Packers selected Rodgers with the 24th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. He was projected to be the No. 1 pick, but the San Francisco 49ers selected Alex Smith instead. Rodgers dropped to 24th. The Packers planned for Rodgers to be the next starting quarterback as Brett Favre was at the end of his career. After Favre could not decide on his retirement for several seasons, the Packers moved forward with Rodgers as their starting quarterback beginning in 2008. Favre was traded to the New York Jets when he decided to not retire again.
3. Rodgers was Super Bowl MVP in 2010
In the 2010-2011 season, Rodgers led the Packers to a 10-6 record, earning the final spot in the NFC playoffs as a wild card. Defeating the Eagles, Falcons, and Bears gave the Packers a chance to play in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers completed their run, defeating Pittsburgh 31-25.
Rodgers threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns and was named MVP of the game.
4. He was Named the NFL’s League MVP the Next Year
The season following the Super Bowl, Rodgers and company continued their winning ways. The team won its first 13 games before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15. The Packers finished the season 15-1 but lost to the Giants 37-20 in the NFC Divisional round.
Rodgers threw for 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He won the MVP of the regular season for his performance.
5. Rodgers is Dating Olivia Munn
Since December 2014, Rodgers began dating Actress Olivia Munn. She’s appeared in movies like “Magic Mike” and television shows like “New Girl” but Munn is mostly known as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and for her work as Sloan Sabbith in HBO’s “The Newsroom.”