Student who embarrassed Aaron Rodgers explains viral video
Everyone can agree that Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers is tough to beat, whether in the NFL or in a friendly. But an undergrad had the climax after picking up Rodgers’ pass during a flag football match at a recent fundraising event. The video immediately went viral.
Rodgers wasn’t too happy about his blunder. Although it is clear that he deliberately exaggerated. But the young player, Darius Maxwell, made sure to squeeze everything out of this memorable moment. In a report by Packersnews.com, he explained why he made fun of the Packers icon.
“I’m from Florida so when we play 7v7, we put the ball back, we clear the ball after an interception. We throw the ball to the other side. At that time, I can’t tell you why I did it, I was just excited. “There, thanks for the ball.”
Maxwell is no slouch, as he plays for Saddleback College as a wide receiver and is set to transfer to Wheeling University, a Division II school. He said he actually knew what Rodgers’ team was up to, which few NFL teams can say about the Packers QB.
“They had a group game, I was like, ‘Watch the corner route, watch the exit route, then watch the crossing route. I literally called him. So I just backed into the turn, got back into the pivot lane and then back into the turn. I just knew it, I was hiding behind the receiver. I didn’t go all the way to him, I just sat behind him a bit, played him, just IQ, played football all my life.
Maybe the Packers need to keep tabs on Maxwell as his college career comes to an end.