1.21: Connecting with Aaron Rodgers' Bay Area roots
Wondering who to root for this weekend? Mindi Bach explores Rodgers' Bay Area background, and the impression he has made by staying connected to the Bay Area.
Aaron Rodgers sit in front of the national media answering questions about the biggest game of his career wearing a sweatshirt. From Butte college. Even with NFC championship looming it appears the place and people where his path toward the NFL began are still in his spot. Taking even a quick trip to writers hometown and it has more than apparent the feeling is mutual. Ed Rogers chiropractic offices calm and quiet with little to suggest that he's the father of one of the NFL's top quarterbacks. -- patients don't need to remind. Need a replica. -- is from New Orleans mostly along with confidence has becomes real sore sure in my life time you. The boy this. Rogers' hometown in Chico is celebrating the quarterback's success as that the Packers have relocated to the north state. Local businesses are offering Rodgers themed meal deals and his former high school was unofficially changing his school colors to green and gold especially -- in -- -- Spanish class couldn't get my -- with the. Aaron Rodgers on the back upon this kind of been like a cold you know following. -- has always been primarily you know 49ers. Area here hand you know since and has been with the Packers. Is just being. You know green and gold everywhere Rogers high school coaches remember kid who is confident competitive. Hardworking. Able to throwing 94 mile an hour fastball and mostly intelligent. He's always have the ability. I'm too. The outside the box -- hasn't been hitting him and all the time and watch football games on Sunday and you see the coverages and defense. That's his forte -- the first impression Rogers made on his coaches was quite different became -- as the press would besides thirteen feet. Handling skills being -- muscular hands. Or like you've you've definitely got to grow into those -- there's no doubt about it. Think it that it was yes website as a freshman he was I'm guessing I have two with size twelve to thirteen votes and you know. No doubt Rodgers had skills but he graduated high school before he -- decide division one schools have it he contemplated attending college without playing football. But the local junior college coach offered an alternative and Rogers to get. When -- star recruit them. He he gets a start come -- get this kid misuse coach I don't even care who's quarterback with the veteran has always been a mess we give me a chance if you give me chance of coming. That's all -- need you now -- that's the confidence that he had himself and his ability to prove something that a lot of our other. Players have little to do and that's just kind of stay focused. At the pass to him -- I don't think he. Even though might have been in the back of his mind like -- -- -- Get others seriously and move on to win the pac ten minutes left could never came across predicting this concern himself more. Kind of live and in the. Now it was here it -- college that Aaron Rodgers finally grew into those speech he let the wrote letters to Tenet -- record in his only season with the team. And teacher and football finally began to take shape. When cal head coach Jeff tempered sock tape from Rogers and then worked out a person Rogers calf was set. He walked -- to feel that because the best quarterback conversely you will play in the NFL. I see things and there's definitely he's the best I've ever seen at the end as soon as that got out point five school -- one off and everybody in the country one off. -- friends and coaches point out of their admiration doesn't come from when he does on the football field. But from his willingness to find time to still connect with those who helped him achieve his goal. From choosing to wear number twelve in the NFL which is pleasant -- traditional numbers for -- quarterback. Too worried and you college sweatshirt at a major press conference it matters too many. -- -- -- -- -- -- Wisconsin from the crowd. You know come through like -- we aren't going to go to community is for the Browns problems. And really proves that you know good things you have good people and was trying to keep the prospective. Clearly he loves real privilege of watching them. In seek -- maybe -- Comcast sports net.