It’s a special day for a special Green Bay Packer.
Today is Aaron Rodgers Day. Earlier this year, the state legislature passed a resolution declaring December 12, 2012 — 12/12/12 — as a day to recognize Green Bay Packer number 12 .
State Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) drafted the legislation (AJR-108). On the Assembly floor in February, he compared Rodgers to Bart Starr — the epitome of a professional football player. “His accomplishments as a tremendous quarterback and a tremendous individual off the field.”
AUDIO: :14 Aaron Rodgers says he’s thrilled with the proclamation on his own special day.
Rodgers was the NFL’s most valuable player last season and the MVP of Super Bowl XLV.
Green Bay’s last Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Brett Favre, never had a special day on 4/4 of 2004.
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