Who would have thought the kid out of high school ignored by every major college football program in the country would one day lead his team to a Super Bowl victory and capture the MVP honors? It sounds like a fairy tale, but it's a dream come true for Aaron Rodgers, and a reminder for anyone to keep believing in themselves when others don't.
Rodgers only got a chance to play college ball because a recruiting coach was looking for someone else. In his heart, he must have known it was his fate. And, even though the quarterback from Chico, Calif., was snubbed by his beloved 49ers, did not give up.
It doesn't matter what others think of you. Follow your dreams. Their opinion, does not have to become your reality.
Rodgers endured life in the shadows behind Brett Favre, but last Sunday, he was the meteorite, leading the Green Bay Packers to the team's fourth Super Bowl championship, in front of the largest TV audience in history.
The quarterback's pursuit to follow his dreams sounds like a sappy Disney movie plot, but it's Rodgers' story. He never gave up, and never stopped believing in himself. Not only is he now living, the career of his heroes, but advertisers say if Rodgers chooses, he can easily make $3 million in endorsements.
"It's a dream come true," said Rodgers'. "It's what I dreamed about as a kid watching Joe Montana and Steve Young. We won the Super Bowl!"