GREEN BAY, Wisc. - In the 18th hour of the fifth day in 2012, two great men joined Tau Kappa Epsilon. Fraters Aaron Rodgers and Graham Harrell, both quarterbacks for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, were initiated into the Sigma-Xi Chapter at St. Norbert College. A small group of collegiate and alumni Fraters helped with ceremonies to orientate them with the principles of TKE.
Aaron Rodgers is best known for his abilities on the field.
Graham Harrell is newer to the NFL, this being his second season with the Packers. However, his college career is nothing short of remarkable.
Aside from all of the accolades, these Fraters are men of exceptional character, leadership and purpose. Between their volunteer and philanthropic endeavors with the NFL, Rodgers also works with the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Harrell is involved in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas with the Covenant Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s.
Whether it is outwardly fundraising to simply stopping by unexpectedly for a fan at a hospital, these men show how much of an impact a simple gesture can make. They are looked up to by countless men and women for their work on the gridiron, but should also be recognized for their off-the-field presence. Every Frater should be proud to call these men brothers in TKE.
A special thanks goes out to Frater Dan Zegers (pictured above with Fraters Aaron and Graham) and the Sigma-Xi Chapter for all of their hard work.