Aaron Rodgers played quarterback for Cal where the team was ranked #4 in 2004. He was drafted #24 in 2005 by the Green Bay Packers. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/7200/index.html
I have to admit, I've jumped on the bandwagon. Aaron Rodgers made his first NFL start on Sept 8, 2008, replacing the retired/un-retired/traded legend, Brett Favre. Essentially, Rodgers stepped into an impossible situation -- he was replacing a legend who was treated like royalty by the Green Bay faithful. When Favre expressed interest in returning to the NFL, Rodgers was caught in the middle of public bickering between Packers management and Favre. I was very impressed by Rodgers diplomacy through it all. Rodgers managed to both praise Favre for his abililities and contributions to the team, while still reinforcing his confidence in his own abilities and willingness to lead the team in whatever role he would best fit. Rodgers managed to say just the right things to express his own willingness to be the new quarterback for Green Bay while not alienating the nation of Favre fans.
On September 8, it was time for Rodgers to finally back up the talk. During his debut and season opener against the Vikings, Rodgers showed incredible poise in a 24-19 win over their league rival. With both a passing and rushing touchdown, as well as some Favre-esque longballs, Rodgers made himself right at home in the starting QB position. Time will tell Rodgers how fares in the long run as teams have more film to prepare for him, as well as how he'll do when the games start to mean more during the playoff runs, but as for now, he's off to a great start.