On the first play of USC's goal line stand, Rodgers threw an incomplete pass.
He threw for 24 touchdowns and only eight interceptions in his last college season, impressing many NFL scouts. The 49ers, however, drafted quarterback Alex Smith out of Utah instead, and Rodgers slid all the way down to the 24th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers.
They commented that he was a "talented strong-armed junior" who "combines arm strength, mechanics and delivery to make all the throws", but noted that his stats could be inflated due to playing in a quarterback-friendly system and that he would need to adjust to the more elaborate defensive schemes of the NFL. Rodgers has said that he experienced much angst and restlessness when waiting to be selected several hours into the draft, as he had expected himself to be selected much sooner.
Rodgers had wanted to attend Florida State and play under Bobby Bowden, but was rejected.
He declined the invitation, and considered quitting football to study for law school.
Rodgers holds the Cal career record for lowest percentage of passes intercepted at 1.95 percent.
Rodgers's performance set up the Golden Bears at first and goal with remaining and a chance for the game-winning touchdown.In 2003, Rodgers tied the school season record for 300-yard games with 5 and set a school record for the lowest percentage of passes intercepted at 1.43%. In that game, Rodgers set a school record for consecutive completed passes with 26 and tied an NCAA record with 23 consecutive passes completed in one game.He set a Cal single-game record for passing completion percentage of 85.3.Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).Rodgers played college football for California, where he set several career passing records, including lowest single-season and career interception rates.Once the regular season began, Rodgers saw very little action that year.