The first "F" Aaron Rodgers ever received came on a project in the fourth grade, when he improperly watered some plants.
His second "F" was somewhat more traumatic.
During his weekly radio show in Green Bay, Rodgers discussed receiving a failing grade in a food appreciation class in college and getting seriously scolded by his professor.
Rodgers, an American Studies major at Cal, said he and his group were given failing grades in the food appreciation class for incorrectly citing sources. The other students in Rodgers' group were allowed to rewrite the papers for better grades, but Rodgers wasn't so lucky.
Upset with his situation and determined to change his professor's mind, Rodgers went to see her during her office hours. That's when things got really bad.
"I went in [to her office] and she was ready for me," Rodgers says at the 46-minute mark of the interview. "She basically ripped me apart and said that athletes always want stuff given to them, that I wasn't going to be able to re-write my paper, and on and on and on. She went on this tirade about athletes and entitlements and whatnot."
Ironically, Rodgers was actually a stellar student, a second-team Academic All Pac-10 at Cal with otherwise solid grades. But that didn't stop this professor from tearing him to shreds.
"She's looking at me, condescending, talking down to me," Rodgers continued. "She says, 'What do you want to do with yourself?' I said, 'I want to play in the NFL.' She laughed. She laughed at me. It wasn't a funny laugh, it was a condescending laugh and she said, 'You'll never make it. You'll get hurt. You'll need your education, and you're not gonna make it through school here.' I said, 'OK. I don't agree with any of that.'
"But I just want to tell this to you today: 'Thank you for adding to that chip on my shoulder and I hope that you're a fan.'"
To add insult to injury, not only has Rodgers gone on to star in the NFL with a Super Bowl title and an MVP award, he is also a food appreciation expert.