||• Green Bay Packers
||• Born: 12/2/83
- Aaron was such a good basketball player as a teenager that his friends nicknamed him “Hurley” after Sacramento Kings star Bobby Hurley.
- Aaron joined his high school baseball team as a senior and pitched for the Vikings. His fastball was clocked at 90 mph that spring.
- Aaron wore a Joe Montana t-shirt under his uniform during his college days.
- During his freshman season at Butte, Aaron passed for 2,408 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also ran for seven TDs.
- Aaron was the NorCal Conference MVP in 2002 and was named MVP of the Holiday Bowl, as Butte beat San Joaquin Delta JC.
- Aaron still keeps in touch with his coach and Butte, Craig Rigsbee. They text each other regularly.
- Aaron was the Offensive MVP of the 2003 Insight Bowl. His 394 passing yards against Virginia Tech were the most by a Division I quarterback that season.
- Aaron was First-Team All-Pac 10 in 2004.
- Aaron was the second Cal player taken by the Packers in the first round. The first was Rich Campbell in 1981.
- Aaron opened the 2008 season throwing 157 passes without an interception. Only Bart Starr and Brett Favre had longer streak as Packers.
- The 2009 Packers were the first team in history with a 4,000-yard passer (Aaron), a 1,200-yard runner (Ryan Grant) and two 1,000-yard receivers (Greg Jennings and Donald Driver.
- In 2009, Aaron came within 24 yards of breaking the team record for passing yards—set by Lynn Dickey in 1984.
- Aaron was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the final month of the 2010 season.
- Aaron’s streak of 45 consecutive starts between 2008 and 2010 ranks second among quarterbackss in franchise history.
- The 48 points that Aaron and his teammates put up against the Atlanta Falcons in the 2010 playoffs set a franchise record for scoring in a postseason game.
- When the Packers lost the 2012 opener to the 49ers, Aaron had to wear an Alex Smith jersey during practice the following week as part of a bet with San Francisco QB.
- Aaron’s 335 passing yards in the first half of a 2013 win over Washington set a new club record.
- Aaron won the 2013 GMC Never Say Never Award for his division-winning touchdown throw against the Bears in Week 17.
- Aaron is the first NFL quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in his first two seasons as a starter.
- Aaron’s 21,332 passing yards from 2008 to 2012 are the most by any NFL QB in his first five years as a starter.
- In 2013, the Packers inked Aaron to a 5-year extension that made him in the highest-paid player in NFL history.
- Aaron is an admitted ham. One of his favorite pastimes is inserting himself in the pictures taken of Green Bay game captains before each kickoff.
- Aaron visited troops at a military base in Alaska in 2008. During his time there he participated in a dog-sled race.
- Aaron owns the alternative rock label Suspended Sunrise Recordings. His favorite bands are Anberlin, Counting Crows, Cry of the Afflicted, Emery, Number One Gun and The Killers.
- Aaron majored in American Studies at Cal.
- Aaron’s brother, Jordan, is a quarterback for Vanderbilt.
Bobby Hurley, 1995-96 Hoops
Bart Starr, 1968 Topps Poster
Alex Smith, signed photo
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