The two-time NFL MVP quarterback of the Green Bay Packers has a spiritual side, and even experience with seeing what some might consider a UFO.
Aaron Rodgers had a fun but deep two-hour conversation with comedian Pete Holmes on his podcast series "You Made It Weird." (WARNING: Podcast includes graphic language.)
While there, he talked on numerous subjects far beyond the football field.
UFO's came up, and Rodgers admitted to an experience he had in 2005 before the NFL Draft around a time he was shooting an interview for an ESPN show in the New York area.
“It was a large orange, left-to-right-moving object. Because of the overcast nature of the night and the snow, you couldn’t make out...it was kind of behind the clouds we were seeing, but it was definitively large in the night sky, moving from left to right...about 12:30 at night here...it goes out of sight and we look at each other and go ‘What in the (expletive) was that?" recollected Rodgers.
"When it had been out of sight for 30 seconds...then we hear this definite sound, and anyone who has been to a flyover...you know the sound a fighter jet makes as it flies by. There were about four of those."
Then came other subjects...particularly the discussion of what Rodgers prays about.
"Thanks that I'm here today. Thank you that I'm on this field today, that I'm healthy, and I get to do what I love," he said is his pregame prayer.
Once after beating Seattle and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (who is deeply religious and has thanked God before for victories, including their NFC title win over the Packers in 2014), Rodgers perhaps joked about God being a Packers fan.
Click here to listen to the whole interview. (WARNING: Graphic language)