Sports Birthdays for December 2 — Aaron Rodgers and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on December 2:
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection and five-time AFL All-Star, WIllie Brown played for the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders from 1963 to 1978. He was a member of the Raiders’ team that won Super Bowl XI, returning an interception 75-yards for a touchdown in the game. Brown was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984.
Profession: Retired Tennis Player
Best Known For: A former world No. 1-ranked tennis player, Monica Seles won 53 career singles’ titles, including nine Grand Slam events. In 1993, Seles was stabbed in the back during a match at Hamburg, Germany by a deranged fan of rival Steffi Graf. She missed two years after the incident and never recaptured the dominant form she showed prior to the attack. She was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009.
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. He has been with the team since they drafted him in 2005. Rodgers replaced longtime Packers’ quarterback Brett Farve as the starter in 2008. Rodgers was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2011 after setting a single-season record for the highest quarterback rating at 122.5. He led the Packers to a win in Super Bowl XLV and was named the game’s MVP. Rodgers makes a title belt gesture around his waist after touchdowns. He has named the celebration the ‘Discount Double Check’ in his commercials for State Farm insurance.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Dorell Wright is a forward for the Philadelphia 76ers. Since entering the NBA in 2004, Wright has also played for the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat. He was a member of the Heat team that won the NBA title in 2006. He led the NBA in three-point shots made in 2011.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Brandon Knight is a point guard for the Detroit Pistons. He has played with the team since they selected him in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft. Knight played college basketball at Kentucky, where he helped lead the Wildcats to the Final Four in 2011.