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.
"Back to twitterland with this pic," Rodgers posted, along with the photo. "Proud to call him a role model, and dear friend.#bartstarraward"
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.