Gov. Walker declares 12-12-12 Aaron Rodgers Day

Published On: Dec 12 2012 01:47:28 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. -

Governor Scott Walker declared 12-12-12 Aaron Rodgers Day in Wisconsin. 

Earlier this year, the state Legislature designated the day after the Green Bay Packers quarterback who wears No. 12.

Rodgers was the MVP of Super Bowl XLV and was named the 2011 NFL League MVP.  He was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers.

"Aaron Rodgers has earned his place as one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play for the Green Bay Packers, but his contribution to the state of Wisconsin is not limited to the football field," Governor Walker said in a statement. "He is a role model off the field with his work in Wisconsin’s communities."

Rodgers works closely with the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund, the Salvation Army, and various other community organizations.

In honor of Aaron Rodgers Day, News 8 Anchor Jennifer Livingston wore a Cheesehead during News 8 This Morning. However, Meteorologist Bill Graul decided not to wear it despite Jennifer's encouragement.