Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has amassed an impressive list of accomplishments in his career, including four Pro Bowl selections, Super Bowl XLV MVP honors, a Super Bowl XLV Championship and two league MVP awards. Rodgers can now add Celebrity Jeopardy Champion to that list.
Rodgers appeared on a celebrity edition of Jeopardy last night and narrowly beat out Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary to claim the title. For his efforts, Rodgers’ winnings of $50,000 will go to his chosen charity, the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund).
Typically known for being deadly in the two-minute drill, Rodgers missed the mark on the Final Jeopardy segment in the closing moments of the show. The 31-year-old Chico, CA native was shown a photo of two American businessmen on motorcycles with sidecars, to which Rodgers gave the question “Who are Ernst and Young?” only for Alex Trebek to reveal that the men portrayed in the photos were William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson of the famous Wisconsin-based motorcycle company.
Despite missing the question, Rodgers had build up enough of a lead to stave off a late game comeback by O’Leary by scoring several points in the earlier rounds in the “Bible MVP” and “Leader of the Pack” categories.
Rodgers didn’t break out his championship belt celebration made famous during their 2010 Super Bowl winning season, but he was able to convince Trebek to do it for him. The Green Bay Packers are currently listed as +400 to win the NFC Championship.