Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Packers-loving parents of an 8-pound boy who was born on Sunday with a broken left collarbone decided to name him after Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers because he is currently hampered by the same injury.
Aaron Rodger Dryer’s folks hope that he’ll someday follow his namesake onto the football field.
“He’ll be taking snaps,” said his father, Kyle Dryer. The name was his idea.
“I said, ‘That’s not a bad name,’” said the baby’s mother, Kristal Tyczkowski. “That’s when we knew. I’m pretty sure he will be proud of it.”
The proud parents dropped the “s” from Rodgers because they thought Rodger was a better middle name. The couple has two other young children.
Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone Nov. 4 in a game against the Chicago Bears and has been sidelined ever since.
Dr. Robert Moyer delivered Aaron and said the newborn boy will probably be healed up in a couple of weeks. He was a fan of the baby’s name.
“That fit him perfectly” Moyer said. “He was meant to be Aaron Rodger.”
[Green Bay Press Gazette]