He wore No. 8 at Cal, but the man who wears No. 12 for the Green Bay Packers is donating an amount between one and ten million dollars to his alma mater, including funding for a scholarship in his name.
The University of California announced that Aaron Rodgers is making a seven-figure donation to the athletic program. The money will be used to upgrade the locker room at California Memorial Stadium and establish the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship.
“I’m pleased and proud to make this gift to support Cal football,” Rodgers said in a university news release. “My years at Cal were among the best years of my life. My time in Berkeley created lasting, unforgettable memories.”
The renovation will happen in the fall of 2019, and the locker room will be renamed the “Aaron Rodgers Team Locker Room.”
The university will award the scholarship to a junior college transfer student. That student would take the same pathway to Cal that Rodgers did, as he transferred from Butte College in California.
Complete terms and dollar amounts of the donation were not initially disclosed.