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Even Packers' offensive linemen get in on the act
Aaron Rodgers Day: Little kids weren't the only ones breaking out their No. 12 Packers jerseys to honor Green Bay's star quarterback on 12-12-12.
Packers offensive linemen Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang, Jeff Saturday, Marshall Newhouse and tight end Ryan Taylor showed up for Wednesday's practice wearing Rodgers jerseys. The Wisconsin Legislature had designated Dec. 12, 2012, as Aaron Rodgers Day in honor of the Super Bowl winner and last year's MVP, and students and workers throughout the state were encouraged to celebrate by wearing his jersey.
"We had some fun with it today," said Lang, possibly the ring leader for the caper. "He was a good sport about it. He just laughed. He got a kick out of it.
"We like to poke at him as much as we can — there are not very many opportunities for that, for him being as sensitive as he usually is. So we had some fun with it."
"It is a special thing," Rodgers said, "... something that will probably only happen once in my lifetime so I appreciate it."
The Associated Press