Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was born and raised in California (with a few years spent in Oregon as well) and grew up a 49ers fan. He attended Pleasant Valley High School.
Despite his gaudy high school numbers, Rodgers didn't receive much interest from Division I schools and played his freshman year at Butte Community College in California. After one season of dominance, he transferred to the University of California, Berkley.
Rodgers played two seasons at California before entering the NFL draft, where his now-infamous drop to 24th overall occurred before he was selected by the Packers.
Since then, Rodgers has won a league MVP (2011), a Super Bowl title and Super Bowl MVP (2010), and he recently signed the largest big-money contract in NFL history.
That's pretty good for a guy who had to spend a year at a community college.