December 12, 2012 (12/12/12) was formally declared Aaron Rogers Day
Madison – Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in honor of the second anniversary of Aaron Rodgers Day in Wisconsin.
“As we look forward to the holidays and a great season with the Green Bay Packers, I encourage folks in Wisconsin to join with me and remember this December 12th as the second anniversary of Aaron Rodgers Day,” said Carpenter.
“Given Aaron Rodgers wears number twelve on his Packer’s jersey, it was decided to appropriately name December 12, 2012 – or 12/12/12 – as a day formally recognizing both his achievements on the field, and his charitable contributions off the field,” said Carpenter.
Senator Carpenter was the lead senate author of legislation that was signed into law declaring Aaron Rodgers Day.
“Rodgers and his Packers teammates continue to provide great enjoyment for our state and to Packers fans the world over. Here’s hoping for a great season,” said Carpenter.
For statistics fans: As of today, Rodgers is the NFL's all-time career leader in passer rating during the regular season with a rating of 106.5 and second all-time in the postseason with a rating of 103.1 (among passers with at least 1,500 and 150 pass attempts, respectively). He is the only quarterback to have a career passer rating of over 100.0 in the regular season as well as having the best touchdown to interception ratio in NFL history at 4.00 touchdowns per interception. He also currently holds the league's lowest career passing interception percentage for quarterbacks during the regular season at 1.6 percentand the single-season passer rating record of 122.5.