Aaron Rodgers Named AP Male Athlete of the Year

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the favorite for the NFL MVP award took home the AP male athlete of the year award. His passing numbers have been astounding, and compare favorably with the off-the-charts numbers of 2007 Tom Brady during the 16-0 New England Patriots season.

From an AP release:

Rodgers held on to the many rejection letters he received from marquee college programs as he was coming out of high school. Even today, he leaves a few of them sitting out at his house.

“I chose the couple that I thought were most demeaning to display in a space in my house that really nobody is able to see but myself,” Rodgers said. “It’s something that I think is important to keep fresh on your mind. Maybe not every day, but once a week your eyes might pan across it and you have a little laugh about the journey you’ve been on – at the same time, remembering that there still are people out there that you can prove something to.”

Good luck finding those doubters now.

For more on Rodgers go here

And the Heisman trophy winner, Baylor QB Robert Griffin III took home the college football version of the award today. Learn more about Griffin here.

From the AP

Already the winner of the Heisman Trophy and Davey O’Brien Award, Griffin won AP Player of the Year on Wednesday.

The aspiring lawyer, who arrived at Baylor nearly four years ago as a 17-year-kid after graduating high school early, is the nation’s most efficient passer this season, throwing for 3,998 yards with a Big 12-leading 36 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He also ran for 644 yards and nine more scores.

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