Rodgers receives award named for ex-Packers QB Starr
JAN 31, 2014 11:45a ET
It was meaningful enough to Aaron Rodgers to get the Green Bay Packers quarterback back on Twitter after a five-month hiatus. Rodgers received the Bart Starr Award, which is given out every Friday before the Super Bowl to the NFL player that best demonstrates a commitment to family, teammates and the community.
Rodgers' work with the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) is well-documented, most recently through the "It's Aaron" video series.
"It's a great privilege to recognize Aaron Rodgers, a fellow Packer, for his team leadership and significant community contributions," Starr said in a post on the Packers website. "Aaron is a great representative of the word âgentleman' and I am proud to have his name associated with this special recognition and award."
Former Packers defensive lineman Reggie White won the award in 1992 while he was with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Rodgers is the 26th recipient of the award.
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