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Aaron Rodgers receiving Butte College's 2010 Alumnus of the Year award. Photo courtesy of Chico Enterprise-Record.

Aaron Rodgers - Most Valuable Player Super Bowl XLV - Butte College

Following his graduation from Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers attended Butte College and was the starting quarterback for the Butte College Roadrunners in 2002. He led the Roadrunners to a 10-1 record, a NorCal Conference championship, and a No. 2 national ranking. Rodgers threw for 30 touchdowns and was named Nor-Cal Conference Player of the Year. He earned third-team All-America mention from J.C. Gridwire.

Rodgers transferred to the University of California at Berkeley in 2003 and became the starting quarterback for the Bears in the fifth game of the 2003 season. Rodgers had a distinguished college career and was picked by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2005 National Football League Draft. In 2008, he was named the Packer’s starting quarterback. In 2009, Rodgers became only the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards in his first two seasons as a starter. He was selected to play in the Pro Bowl. In 2010, Rodgers threw 28 touchdowns in 15 games. His season culminated with a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV and he was named the game’s most valuable player. He was recently inducted into the California Community College’s Football Coach’s Association Hall of Fame.

Rodgers has dedicated himself to numerous community organizations. He has signed numerous items for auctions at Butte College and was recognized by the college in 2010 as an “Alumnus of the Year.”

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