Aaron Rodgers' 'Jeopardy!' appearances will help NorCal communities hard-hit by COVID-19

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
How Aaron Rodgers is using 'Jeopardy!' to help NorCal communities
Chico native, former Cal star and Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers is using his platform as a guest host on "Jeopardy!" to help Northern California communities that have recently suffered wildfire disasters.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Who is Aaron Rodgers? The Chico native, former Cal star and Super Bowl champion is beginning his run at guest-host on "Jeopardy!" over the next two weeks.

Rodgers grew up watching the iconic game show with his grandparents in Northern California and has continued the tradition throughout his life.

"That's kind of my hour of relaxation," said Rodgers, who added he also watches Wheel of Fortune. "More relaxation on Wheel of Fortune, because 'Jeopardy!' you have to be tuned in."

Rodgers says he got the call in January and jumped at the opportunity to be a guest host with filming taking place in February. Rodgers actually won "Celebrity Jeopardy!" back in 2015 and shared a special moment with the late game host Alex Trebek, who even used Rodgers trademark belt celebration.

"That was pretty special, that's just what's great about Alex," said Rodgers. "His personality was what made the show."

Money from Rodgers 2-week guest hosting appearance on 'Jeopardy!' will open up a second round of COVID-19 relief grants for small businesses in northern California.

When asked if his name would actually be a clue in the game, Rodgers hinted there was at least one sports category over the two weeks of shows.

"One of the questions seemed like a lay-up to me and it was actually related to my team (Green Bay Packers) and nobody got it," Rodgers laughed.

"But that's what I tried to do in the interview, if anybody had anything athletic to talk about in their fun facts, I wanted to talk about that," said Rodgers.

You can watch "Jeopardy!" weeknights on ABC7 at 7:00 p.m.

Watch the full interview with Aaron Rodgers below:

Green Bay Packers Quarterback and "Jeopardy!" aficionado Aaron Rodgers sat down with ABC7's Chris Alvarez to talk about his upcoming stint as the game show's host.