GREEN BAY - On Dec. 12, 2012 – 12-12-12 – Wisconsin honored the Green Bay Packers' number 12.
Gov. Scott Walker proclaimed the day Aaron Rodgers Day. The state Legislature designated the day earlier this year. It honors the quarterback of a Super Bowl champion and last season's NFL most valuable player.
The men who protect the MVP got in on the fun. The Packers’ offensive line donned number 12 jerseys in honor of their QB during practice Wednesday morning.
The line says it's all in good fun and Rodgers says the day is quite an honor.
“It’s really special. It's a great honor,” Rodgers said. “I was joking on my radio show about the number of 'whereases' I got on my plaque. It is a special thing. I love the recognition, I appreciate it.”
“You got to celebrate Aaron Rodgers as much as you can around here. He doesn't get much credit for what he does, so I guess to give him his own day is pretty special,” lineman T.J. Lang joked. “We like to poke at him as much as we can, not many opportunities to do that.”
Rodgers added that his own day has helped raise awareness and donations for the MACC Fund, a charitable foundation that fights childhood cancer and blood disorders.