Jordan Rodgers: Brother of Aaron Rodgers Carving His Own Path at Vandy

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIIOctober 29, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 08:  Jordan Rodgers #11 of the Vanderbilt Commodores passes against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 8, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is quickly becoming recognized as one of the elite players in the NFL.

However, it's his brother, Jordan Rodgers, who is capturing headlines after his second start for Vanderbilt this weekend.

He is quickly running out of his older brother's shadow, and is beginning to make a name for himself in the college football world.

The junior-college transfer got his first start for the Commodores during last week's matchup against Army. He led the team to a 44-21 victory.

The stat line wasn't as pretty as something that may be seen in Green Bay, but it was just as effective.

Rodgers passed for 186 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He also ran for 96 yards and a touchdown.

That's right, this Rodgers may actually run better than his brother.

A week went by without too much recognition. Now, this week he is going to start getting some attention.

Vanderbilt faced off against No. 10 Arkansas earlier this afternoon.

Late in the third quarter, Vanderbilt actually led the game 28-17. The Commodores would fail to hold on to their lead, ultimately losing 31-28. However, everybody's attention is now on Rodgers.

The quarterback stepped up his game this week, throwing for 240 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 66 yards and two more touchdowns.

This Vanderbilt team could suddenly be a team to watch with Rodgers under center.

He will continue to learn throughout the end of his junior season. Look for Vanderbilt to be a threat next year when Rodgers returns as a senior.


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