Aaron Rodgers will leave an enduring legacy despite only playing two decades at the University of California, Berkeley.
Rodgers made a seven-figure contribution to the Cal football program that will be used create the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship and to renovate the locker room, the school announced Tuesday.
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“I’m happy and proud to make this gift to encourage Cal football,” Rodgers said. “My years at Cal were one of the very best years of my life. My moment in Berkeley created unforgettable memories. When I was a Bear coach Wilcox was about the coaching staff, and I am excited about the team’s leadership. He’s a huge football coach and an even better role model for his players. I hope that my participation can help him move forward.”
So it’s ready for your 2019 season the locker room — renamed the Aaron Rodgers Team Locker Room — will soon be renovated. As Rodgers did when he moved to Cal from Butte College, the pupil will be reserved for junior college transfers moving into Division I.
“Aaron Rodgers is one of the most exceptional players in the history of our football program and one of the most recognizable names in the world,” Cal Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton stated. “We’re tremendously proud of Aaron and thankful that he is providing this level of service to our football program, and we think it will inspire others, as well. His generosity enables us to greatly enhance our student-athlete expertise and provide a scholarship to a deserving junior college transfer.”
Rodgers positions in program history in career passing yards, passing touchdowns and total touchdowns in the top 10. In addition, he led the Golden Bears into a No. 9 national ranking at the end of his final season (2004).
As he is on it, Rodgers is going to be remembered only as much off the area in Berkeley.