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UPDATE: Packers Fans Ready to Celebrate Aaron Rodgers Day

UPDATED Tuesday, December 11, 2012 --- 10:52 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- To most people, Wednesday will just be a quirky date: Dec. 12, 2012, or 12-12-12. But to Packers fans, the number 12 carries special meaning.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers wears No. 12. So earlier this year the state Legislature designated the day Aaron Rodgers Day in honor of the Super Bowl winner and last year's MVP.

Some public and private businesses are encouraging their employees to wear Rodgers jerseys Wednesday. Others are encouraging $12 donations to the MACC Fund charity. A Green Bay mall is offering special deals, including $20 Aaron Rodgers T-shirts for $12.

Rodgers has said he prefers to deflect personal attention to his team, but he was honored by the proclamation.

Rodgers' predecessor wore No. 4. However, the state Legislature never named April 4, 2004 Brett Favre Day.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Tuesday, February 21, 2012 --- 12:29 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed a resolution naming a day for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The resolution designates Dec. 12, 2012, as Aaron Rodgers Day. The Assembly passed the resolution unanimously on Tuesday and sent it on to the state Senate.

Rodgers, who wears No. 12, led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory last year and helped them to a 15-2 record this past season. The New York Giants defeated Green Bay in the playoffs and went on to win the Super Bowl.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 --- 6:25 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Assembly is poised to name a day after Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The chamber is scheduled to consider a bipartisan proposal designating Dec. 12, 2012, as Aaron Rodgers Day on Tuesday.

Rodgers, who wears No. 12, led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory last year and helped them to a 15-2 record this past season. The New York Giants defeated Green Bay in the playoffs and went on to win the Super Bowl.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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