Aaron Rodgers Wears a Santa Hat for Christmas
As he’s done in the past, Aaron Rodgers stepped into Santa Claus’ role this year. But this time, it was to bring a little holiday cheer to 22 teammates in the Green Bay Packers’ locker room.
Christmas is a time for giving, and Rodgers decided to take on the mantle of Santa Claus by gifting 22 of his teammates with electric scooters. The Packers’ quarterback purchased the scooters with his teammate Jaire Alexander and brought them to each of their teammates for Christmas.
Santa Claus has a long history in football, dating back to the days of the American football league. During that time, he wore a hat on Christmas Eve to bring good luck to children and to protect them from the cold weather.
That tradition continues today, with NFL players and coaches dressed up as Santa Claus on Christmas Day to celebrate the holiday. This season, the Packers’ quarterback donned a hat to make sure that his players were able to enjoy the festive event without getting too cold.
The hat is also a nod to his hometown of Minneapolis, where he played high school football. The hat was made by a local t-shirt maker, and it had a drawing of the city’s skyline.
When he’s not playing, Rodgers can often be seen hanging out with his wife and two daughters. He’s also a huge supporter of the Packer Foundation, which is dedicated to helping kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
He even has a personal mission to help the organization, so he donates part of his salary to it. He’s a great guy who really cares about the community, and he wants to give back.
As a junior, Rodgers was an All-State and All-North Region pick, putting up impressive numbers as a starting quarterback at Pleasant Valley. He threw for more than 3,300 yards and threw 26 touchdown passes as the Vikings won their first 11 games and reached the Division II state playoffs.
After Rodgers graduated, he decided to attend Butte Community College in California. His first season at the college was a turning point, according to his former head coach. He gained a lot of physical strength, grew as a person and was surrounded by superb athletes whose talent helped him become even more special, Rigsbee says.
But the best part was that he understood everything about the game. He could read defenses and know how to run the offense, he says. His fundamentals were “better than any kid I’ve ever coached in high school.”
It was the first time that Souza had seen an athlete with that combination of skill, strength and mental ability. It’s a combination he can only hope to replicate in his future quarterbacks.
During that offseason, Rodgers had his strength trainer Jefferson working hard to develop his muscle mass. He wanted to become a better thrower and to add more speed to his game.
With that goal in mind, Jefferson had him train his lower body and work on gaining power in his calves and hamstrings. This was meant to make him more explosive out of the breaks, and after catches, too.