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What are some facts about Aaron Rodgers?

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Aaron Rodgers is a quarterback for the Green Bay Packers; he stands 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. His career statistics include nearly 40 touchdowns, five interceptions and over 4,000 yards. Aaron Rodgers is the son of Darla Leigh and Edward Wesley Rodgers; his father, a Texas native, played collegiate level football for the Chico State Wildcats before pursuing a career as a chiropractor.

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Rodgers is a native of Chico, California, where he was born on December 2, 1983. After his birth, however, Rodgers and his family moved to Ukiah, California. There, Rodgers was active in a youth basketball team and showed talent as a basketball player. In high school and college, however, Rodgers showed more interest in football. He attended a California community college, eventually receiving an athletic scholarship to play football at the University of California, Berkeley.

Despite his eventual success, Rodgers' early collegiate football career was less than ideal. He was a relatively small and lightweight player, standing only 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing less than 200 pounds. His physical stature bypassed the attention of coaches, and Rodgers considered ending his football career.

Rodgers' luck changed at UC Berkeley; he showed promise as a rising player, and was drafted into the NFL in 2005. Initially projected to play for the 49ers, he was instead drafted to play for the Green Bay Packers, which he has remained a part of since.

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