Today in Sports History: February 6

In 2011, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Prior to this, the Green Bay Packers had not won a Super Bowl since 1997, their previous wins were back-to-back wins in 1968 and 1967. This was a long-overdue win for the Packers. 

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was awarded the Super Bowl MVP for completing 24 passes out of 39 attempts, throwing 304 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Rodgers also carried the ball twice and rushed for a loss of 2 yards. With help from running back James Stark, who carried the ball 11 times and rushed for a total of 52 yards, and wide receiver Jordy Nelson who caught 9 passes and received a total of 140 yards averaging 15.6 yards per pass, scoring one touchdown securing a win for the Packers. 

Rodgers has also been named a nine-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-Team All-Pro, and Second-Team All-Pro selection. In 2011 he was also named the AP Male Athlete of the Year and in 2012 and 2015 he was awarded the AP MVP. He also won the Best Play ESPY award in 2017 and 2016, GMC Never Say Never Moment Of The Year 2014, Best NFL Player ESPY Award in 2012, 2015, and 2017, the NFL Play of the Year award in 2016, and the FedEx Air Player of the Year award in 2010, and 2015.

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