5 Interesting, but Useless Green Bay Packers Facts

Michael DulkaContributor IAugust 17, 2011

5 Interesting, but Useless Green Bay Packers Facts

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    As the preseason gets into full swing, the stress of keeping up with position battles, player development, injuries and analysis can become a bit overwhelming.

    This list takes a step back and provides some entertainment in an attempt to reveal some little known information about players on the team.   

    These facts won't help you win your fantasy league, but they may impress your friends while grilling up those brats.  

B.J. Raji's Little Brother Corey Plays Hoops at Boston College

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    This may not appear to be the most surprising fact as athleticism tends to run in some families more than others. This is certainly true for the Raji family. 

    The biggest shocker here is that Corey Raji is listed at 6-6 and 218 pounds. This is quite the contrast from B.J. Raji who is listed at 6-2 and 337 pounds. Corey is four inches taller and weighs 119 pounds less than his big brother.

    Corey will be entering his senior season as the team's starting forward. According to the Boston College Official Athletic Site, as a junior Corey started in 29 games and averaged 11.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assist.

Charlie Peprah's Grandfather Was the Head of State in Ghana

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    In 1972, Charlie Peprah's grandfather, Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, took over as the Head of State in Ghana. He was overthrown in 1978 and killed. 

    Peprah's mother and father fled the country and ended up in the United States in the late 1970s. Peprah was born in 1983 in Texas. Peprah's father returned to Ghana after the couple divorced.

    Peprah went on to play his college football at Alabama before being drafted by the New York Giants and finding his way to the Green Bay Packers.

    Peprah's father made the journey from Ghana to watch his son play in the Super Bowl. Peprah has been to Ghana on multiple visits.   

Randall Cobb Is Balancing Training Camp and School

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    One of the biggest hits of training camp, Randall Cobb's intelligence and willingness to study the playbook has set him ahead of many rookies. 

    His work ethic also applies to the classroom. Cobb left Kentucky after his junior year, but is determined to finish his degree. During the first week of training camp, Cobb was preparing for an online final. 

    He has proved he is quite the learner as he has picked up the playbook very quickly and is learning all three of the different receiver positions. 

    Add Cobb's intelligence to his work ethic and he's in a great position to be successful as a NFL wide receiver and a college graduate. 

Aaron Rodgers Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride

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    Aaron Rodgers, the hero of all Packers fans, is not afraid to let it be known what his favorite movie is. "The Princess Bride" is the all-time favorite of the Packers beloved Super Bowl MVP.

    He claims to have memorized every line and often quotes the film in press conferences and interviews. Some might be embarrassed to admit this is their favorite, but not Rodgers. 

    Rodgers' choice of film shows the quarterback's sensitive side, or something like that. He discussed his movie selection at an event for the MACC Fund that is a part of. 

Greg Jennings Married His Middle School Sweetheart

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    Greg Jennings isn't afraid to say that he one-upped people who married their high school sweetheart. Jennings married his middle school sweetheart. They both grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

    He married his wife Nicole in 2005 a full year before he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. They have three daughters together; Amya, Alea and Ayva.

    Together, the couple founded the Greg Jennings Foundation for Underprivileged Children and Families. Both Greg and Nicole are very involved in the work of the foundation. After his football career is over, Jennings plans to become a Christian Minister.