Aaron Rodgers is next in line to guest host the popular game show, “Jeopardy!” Starting today, April 5, Rodgers’ two weeks hosting will begin.
So far, Ken Jennings, Mike Richards, Katie Couric, and Dr. Mehmet Oz have all appeared as hosts.
While Aaron Rodgers is behind the hosting lectern for two weeks, the Green Bay Packers quarterback was once a contestant as well. He was on the other side of the studio, buzzer in hand, asking all the right questions.
Take a look at Aaron Rodgers time as a contestant on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” in 2015.
Aaron Rodgers ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’
Aaron Rodgers has a reputation for being pretty book smart. Beyond his smarts as a quarterback, Rodgers has quite a bit of trivia knowledge stowed away.
He appeared on an episode of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” alongside Mark Kelly, an astronaut, and Kevin O’Leary, one of the sharks on “Shark Tank.”
Rodgers ended up as the winner of the episode. He earned $50,000 from answering correctly on the show. However, he didn’t walk away with that money. Instead, Rodgers donated the money to the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer charity.
The MACC Fund had been around for over 44 years. The organization helps support and fund research that has increased the survival rate for childhood cancer. According to the organization’s site, it has helped increase the five-year survival rate for all types of childhood cancer rates from 20% to now 80%.
During the “Celebrity Jeopardy!” episode, Trebek pulled out the Discount Double Check for Rodgers.
Rodgers at the time was known for a celebratory move on the field called the “championship belt” or for some TV fans, the “discount double check.” It was named this after he had appeared in several State Farm commercials. Rodgers’ championship belt move is infamous.
Aaron Rodgers showcased a lot of his knowledge while on the game show. He was particularly good at the category listed as “Leader of the Pack.”
The first clue of the category was, “In 1911 Roald Amundsen led four men, four sleds, and 52 dogs to this spot that’s far south but not warm.” The answer was, “What is the South Pole?”
Here’s a collection of images of Rodgers on the show in 2015 from the Packers site. It features Rodgers signing a ginormous check as Alex Trebek holds it up for him. He dominated against O’Leary and Kelly.
Rodgers Charity as Guest Host
In the past, Rodgers donated his earnings as a contestant to the MACC Fund.
This time around the total collection of all the contestants’ earnings during his hosting duties will be donated to North Valley Community Foundation. This is not his first time teaming up with the charity.
According to Mercury News, Rodgers worked with NVCF to start the Aaron Rodgers Small Business COVID-19 Fund. He helped keep 80 different Butte County businesses in Wisconsin from losing their businesses. He also donated $1 million to Camp Fire recovery to establish the Butte Strong Fund.
Rodgers has prepared endlessly for his role as guest host. He has been a huge fan of “Jeopardy!” since he was little. Rodgers also once said that Alex Trebek was a “voice of his youth.”