Aaron Rodgers Father, Edward Wesley Rodgers; What Does He Do For A Living?

July 31, 2023   | September 19, 2023  | 

    Edward Wesley Rodgers (aka Ed Rodgers) is mainly recognized as the father of the New York Jets quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Besides being a celebrity dad, Edward is a well-known Chiropractor and sports injury specialist who has been in the chiropractic business for the last two and a half.

    In the past few years, Edward gained media attention for his alleged strained relationship with his son Aaron. So, what’s the case? Has the father and son duo grown distant lately? If so, what is the reason behind it?

    Get to know everything in detail in this article.

    Key Takeaways

    • Edward Wesley Rodgers, father of Aaron Rodgers is a sports injury specialist and traditional chiropractor by profession.
    • He is also a former football player who played for California semi-professional League Team in Marysville.
    • Edward has been married to his wife Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers for more than four decades now. The couple shares three sons.
    • He now resides in California with his family.

    Edward Wesley Rodgers Is Originally From Lompoc

    The celebrity dad, Edward was born on February 9, 1955, in Brazos County, Texas, the United States. Though his birthplace is Brazos County, Texas, Edward is originally from Lompoc, a town in Southern California.

    He grew up with his only sister Linda Ann Rodgers in California. With regard to ethnic background, Rodgers is of German and Irish descent and he is American by nationality.

    Who Are Edward’s Parents?

    Ed is the son of Edward Wesley Rodgers Sr. and Kathryn Christine Odell. His father Edward, born to Alexander John Rodgers, and Cora Willetta Larrick, was a Lieutenant Colonel. He died on 29 December 1996 at the age of 79.

    In the meantime, his mom Kathryn was a housewife who died at the age of 99 on 13 Nov 2017 in Chico. She was a Texas native born to Harry Barnard Odell and Pearl Nina Hollingsworth.

    Rodgers Is Chico State University Graduate

    After graduating from high school in 1973, Edward attended Chico State University, where he earned a B.A. degree in Physical Education/Exercise Science. Afterward, he completed a Master’s in Exercise Physiology.

    Further, he attended Western States Chiropractic College to have additional study and graduated in 1997. Moreover, he has been a member of the American College of Sports Medicine since his university days.

    Aaron Rodger’s Father, Edward Wesley Rodgers Is Chiropractor; His Career Detail

    As mentioned, Edward is a professional chiropractor and a sports injury specialist. In fact, he owns his own clinic ‘Rodgers Chiropractic and Laser Therapy‘ in Chico, California.

    Edward is a chiropractor
    Edward practicing chiropractic on one of his patients

    As per his profile, his specialties include traditional chiropractic manipulation, high-intensity laser therapy, cox spinal decompression therapy, and many more.

    Rodgers offers wholesome Chiropractic solutions for any kind of pain or wellness plan and most importantly, he provides personalized treatment in his clinic.

    In the almost two and half decades of his chiropractic career, he has served in several communities including Chico, Orland, Oroville, Hamilton City, Marysville, and Yuba City.

    Edward Is A Former Football Player As Well

    Back in his college days, Edward was a football player. He was an offensive lineman for the Chico State Wildcats from 1973 to 1976.

    Later, he tried out for some of the Canadian Football League and then played for a California semi-professional League Team in Marysville. Although his team won back-to-back national championships, he left his playing career and shifted to medicine.

    Edward Wesley Rodgers Is Married to His Wife Darla Pittman 

    Edward has been married to Darla Pittman for more than four decades now. The couple tied the knot on April 5, 1980, in Ukiah at the United Presbyterian church.

    Edward with his wife Darla Pittman
    Edward with his wife Darla. Source: Instagram

    Back in 2020, on their 40th marriage anniversary, their eldest son Luke posted a post on his Instagram where he wrote,

    “40 YEARS. FORTY YEARS! Happy Anniversary to my amazing parents! Mom and Dad we love you guys SO MUCH. What an incredible example you have set and legacy you have created for our family.”

    He added,

    “God truly blessed us the best parents. Wish we’re celebrating and quarantining with you.”

    The longtime husband-wife first met while studying at college in Chico. After dating each other for a while, they got engaged in October 1979 eventually tying the knot five months later.

    Who Is Edward’s, Wife Darla Pittman

    Like him, his wife Darla was also an athlete. The daughter of Charles and Barbara Pittman, Darla was a baseball player at her high school. She was also a cheerleader at Ukiah High School, from where she graduated in 1976.

    Later, she attended Sacramento State University for two years and then transferred to California State University where she studied gerontology and stress management.

    Edward Wesley Rodgers Shares Three Sons With His Spouse

    Together with his wife, Edward has three sons Luke Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers, and Jordan Rodgers. All their children are grown up and well-settled both professionally and personally.

    Their eldest son Luke, born in 1983, is married to his wife Aimee Rodgers with a son Jack. Further, his middle son Aaron is a well-known sports personality. Born on December 2, 1983, Aaron is currently 39 years old and is reported to be in a relationship with Mallory Edens.

    In a similar manner, Edward’s youngest child Jordan, 34 is a sports commentator and former footballer. He is happily married to his wife JoJo Fletcher.

    Edward’s Strained Relationship With His Middle Son Aaron; What’s The Reason?

    In the past few years, Edward’s middle son Aaron is keeping a distance from his family including his parents and two brothers. It is reported that the NFL quarterback stopped talking to his family since he started his relationship with actress Olivia Munn.

    Talking about his estranged relationship with his son, Ed once told

    “One in the news is enough for us, “Fame can change things.”

    When Ed was asked for the reason behind the family dispute, he just responded, “It’s complicated.

    Edward and his son Aaron are estranged
    Edward and his estranged son Aaron in two different frame

    In the meantime, as per the close source, it was Aaron’s closeness with Olivia that created complications in the Rodgers family. The insider told,

    “When he got together with Olivia Munn, his family told him they didn’t trust her and thought she wasn’t with him for the right reasons. That made him furious, and he ended up choosing Olivia over his family.”

    Despite all the family issues and complications, Rodgers came in support of his distant son during COVID in 2021 when he decided to go for alternative forms of treatment instead of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    What Is Edward Wesley’s Net Worth In 2023?

    He is reported to have a net worth of $500k in 2023. No doubt that he earned his fortune from his career as a chiropractor. Meanwhile, his son Aaron Rodgers is a multi-millionaire with $200 million in net worth.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Edward Wesley Rodgers
    Popular Name Ed Rodgers
    Birth Place Brazos County, Texas
    Birthday February 9, 1955
    Age 69 years
    Zodiac Aquarius
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity German and Irish
    Father Edward Wesley Rodgers Sr.
    Mother Kathryn Christine Odell
    Siblings Linda Ann Rodgers
    College Western States Chiropractic College /Chico State University
    Profession Chiropractor
    Net Worth $500k
    Height 6 feet 2 inches
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Hair Color Grey
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers
    Children Luke, Aaron and Jordan Rodgers