Aaron Rodgers donate 7-figure gift to Cal Athletics

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Cal Athletics is saying thank you to Super Bowl XLV MVP and former Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a recent donation he made to the football program. 

In a statement, Cal Athletics said Rodgers’ seven-figure gift would be used to renovate the football locker room. 

Additionally, it will be used to create the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a junior college transfer.

“My years at Cal were among the best years of my life. My time in Berkeley created lasting, unforgettable memories. Coach Wilcox was on the coaching staff when I was a Bear, and I am excited about the team’s direction with Justin pointing the way. He is a tremendous football coach and an even better role model for his players. I hope that my contribution can help him move this program forward,” Rodgers said. 

Rodgers played two season at Cal and in 2004 earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors when he led the team to a 10-2 overall record and a 7-1 conference mark. 

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