Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers may be the best player in the NFL, but his football career didn't come easily. Rodgers went virtually unrecruited out of high school, attending Butte Community College for a season before catching the eye of then-Cal head coach Jeff Tedford. In an article by Bruce Feldman on The MMQB, Rodgers discussed his football career, and included an anecdote from his recruitment...or lack there of. Cover your eyes, Purdue fans, you won't love this.
Observing the Elite 11 quarterbacks, Rodgers said he couldn’t believe how good some of the quarterbacks were. It didn’t take much for him to recall being their age. Of course, when he was, nobody wanted him as a quarterback, which had actually turned out to be a very useful thing for him. Rodgers, now 30, said he still had the letter a Purdue assistant once sent him that said, “Good luck with your attempt at a college football career,” after he’d mailed the Boilermakers his high school tape.
During Rodgers' time in college, Purdue had a pretty good signal caller of their own, Kyle Orton, but in retrospect, it probably stings for Boilermaker fans to think of what could have been.