Jan. 6, 2012
Former Cal and current Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a first-team member of the Associated Press 2011 NFL All-Pro-team selected by a national panel of 50 media members and announced Friday. Rodgers had previously been named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for 2011 and was also selected to his second Pro Bowl.
Rodgers followed up his performance last February in Super Bowl XLV that led the Packers to victory and earned him the game's MVP honors with a 2011 regular season in which he quarterbacked the Packers to a 15-1 mark and the NFC's top seed in the playoffs. Rodgers led the NFL with a 122.5 quarterback rating, while ranking second in touchdown passes (45) and completion percentage (68.3), and fifth in passing yards (4,643). All of the marks established career bests.