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6th-Grader Has Worn Same Aaron Rodgers Jersey for over 1,000 Straight Days

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 13, 2017

We may have just met the biggest Aaron Rodgers fan in the world. His name is David Pehl. He is a sixth-grader, and he refuses to take off his beloved Green Bay Packers jersey. 

WKBT Wisconsin has a report that will have you rooting on Pehl as he inches closer to his ultimate goal of owning a peculiar jersey record. As the report mentions, the record is held by someone who rocked a Brett Favre jersey for just over four years, so Pehl has some work yet. 

By the time he closes in on the record, we imagine the Rodgers replica will be completely devoid of any semblance of the name that once sat proudly on the back. 

And really, you have to give some props to the parents for embracing their kid's mission, no matter how silly the endeavor might be. 

In fact, this reminds us of a movie about wonderful parenting:


The best part in all this, other than the family saving a great deal of money on back-to-school clothes, is that the rest of the Pehl clan are Vikings fans. Somewhere along the line, their little boy became a huge Packers fan.

Obviously, any family would embrace their son, no matter team affiliation, but Dave, the patriarch of this football family, went one huge step further. Dressed in his own Vikings gear, he set out to paint his son's bedroom in Packers colors.

Per the report, the father states, "Being a Viking family we tried to convert him, but once we knew he wasn't going to convert we said OK."

The hilarious jersey that is now more of a solid green shirt than anything has been on the young Pehl for a reported 1,034 consecutive days (nearly three years). 

Of course, you must be thinking that there's a visible cloud of stink following the kid around like Peanuts character Pig-Pen. Relax, because the jersey gets regular hand washing to the tune of every other day.

So, if you parents are tired of deciding what to clothe your kids in, just get them excited about an athlete and the rest will take care of itself. 


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