Aaron Rodgers Quarterback Green Bay Packers Career Highlights



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Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback

Green Bay Packers
Career Highlights: Aaron Rodgers, who finished his second season as the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, was selected to his first Pro Bowl last season…Rodgers is the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards in the first two seasons that he started a game…In 2009 he started every game for the Packers for the second straight season and completed 350 of 541 passes for 4,434 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions for a 103.2 rating, which ranked fourth in the NFL…Rodgers ranked fourth in the league in passing yards, fourth in touchdown passes and first in interception percentage (1.29)…He posted 12 games without an interception on the season, breaking Bart Starr’s franchise record of 11 set in 1964… Rodgers 4,434 passing yards on the season ranks second in franchise history only behind Lynn Dickey’s 4,458 yards in 1984…Rodgers debuted as Brett Favre’s successor in Green Bay at the start of the 2008 season, and along with Favre is only the second quarterback in franchise history to post back-to-back seasons with 4,000 yards passing ….Rodgers is the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 30 or more touchdowns, seven or fewer interceptions, and rush for five touchdowns in the same season…Last season, Rodgers led the Packers to a 11-5 record, finishing the second half of the season 7-1 and secured a wild card playoff berth…Rodgers led the Packers against the Arizona Cardinals in the highest scoring playoff game in NFL history, which they eventually lost in overtime 51-45… Aaron Rodgers made his starting quarterback debut in 2008 with a 24-19 win over the Minnesota Vikings … He finished the 2008 season with 341completions on 536 attempts, 29 touchdown passes and a total of 4,038 yards… Rodgers was selected by the Packers as the 24th overall pick (second quarterback) in the 2005 NFL Draft …A standout quarterback at the University of California, Rodgers was named First-Team All-Pac 10 Conference and Second-Team Academic All-Pac 10 choice last season…A true student of the game and protégé of Cal Head Coach Jeff Tedford, Rodgers emerged as one of the nation’s premier quarterbacks as a junior…His 161.2 passing efficiency rating in 2004 established a school season-record, as he led the fifth-ranked offense (492.4 yards per game) in the NCAA…He boasts a 17-5 record as a starting quarterback for the Bears…In two seasons at California, Rodgers completed 424 of 665 passes (63.8 percent) for 5,469 yards, 43 touchdowns adding 336 yards and eight scores on 160 rushing attempts… In the 2004 University of Southern California game, Rodgers tied the NCAA single-game consecutive completions record, connecting on his first 23 attempts (Tee Martin of Tennessee first accomplished that feat vs. South Carolina in 1998) and set a new NCAA overall consecutive completions record with 26 straight (three at Oregon State the week prior followed by 23 at USC), breaking Martin’s 1998 record of 24…Rodgers gained 5,805 yards in total offense at California, sixth-best career total in school annals…Prior to Cal, he attended Butte (Cal.) Junior College in 2002, where he led the team to 10-1 record and second-place national ranking.
Matt Ryan

NFL Quarterback

Atlanta Falcons
Career Highlights: Matt Ryan completed his second NFL season as the starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons…Ryan led the Falcons to a 9-7 record, helping the team attain back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history…Ryan, who missed two games due to a turf toe injury, finished the 2009 season throwing for 2,916 yards with 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions…Drafted by the Falcons with the third pick overall in the 2008 NFL Draft, Ryan became the first rookie quarterback to start a season for the Falcons since Steve Bartkowski in 1975…Ryan completed his first NFL pass for a 62-yard touchdown to Michael Jenkins, becoming the first quarterback to throw a touchdown on his first career NFL pass since Michael Bishop of the New England Patriots in 2000… Ryan finished the season with 3,440 passing yards, 17 touchdowns (one rushing), and 11 interceptions…Ryan and fellow Baltimore Ravens rookie Joe Flacco were the first rookie quarterbacks to lead their teams to the playoffs after starting all 16 games of the season…Ryan is one of only two rookie quarterbacks to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a rookie season (along with Peyton Manning)…Ryan was named the Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year…Atlanta made the playoffs for the first time in years, and played the Arizona Cardinals…Ryan completed 26 of 40 passing attempts for 199 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted twice...Atlanta lost the game 30-24, but Ryan set a NFL Playoff rookie record with 26 completions in a single post-season game…Ryan earned the honored of being voted by his teammates as Offensive Captain alongside Todd McClure at the end of the 2008 season…He also won an ESPY Award as Best Breakthrough Athlete in 2009…Ryan had a stellar collegiate career at Boston College where he was their starting quarterback from 2005-07…He led the team to three bowl victories and a 25-7 record in 32 career starts…Ryan completed 807 of 1,347 passes for 9,313 yards and 56 touchdowns in his Golden Eagle career…His 807 completions and 1,347 attempts established school career records while his completion percentage of 59.9 ranked third in school annals…In 2007, Ryan led his team to an ACC Atlantic Division Championship and was named ACC Player of the Year…Other Ryan career highlights include being named the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl MVP, the 2007 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award , the 2007 Manning Award and the 2007 Scanlan Award.


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