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With Jordan Rodgers at quarterback, Vanderbilt had one of its best seasons in program history in 2012.

That meant winning the lower-middle-tier Music City Bowl and finishing with only a No. 23 ranking in the AP Poll, but that ranking stands to this day as Vandy's best since 1948. Vanderbilt has been terrible for many decades, you see. His decent passer rating, which ranked No. 8 in the SEC, contributed well.

Monday night, Rodgers did something even more unthinkable for a Commodore: he won a national championship, defeating a former Florida State swimmer and various other tall-haired, tan men whom I could not distinguish during my brief viewings to win The Bachelorette. My colleague Rodger Sherman has all the details and ramifications for you.

College football fans always knew Rodgers, the brother of Aaron, was destined for even more than just a surprising 8-4 regular season record. As evidence, I give you his widely celebrated Twitter profile pic as a student-athlete. NSFW, I think. No really, I believe it actually is not safe for many lines of work.

The SEC also clearly prepared him for the big moment. Look at this form:

Congrats to JoJo, Rodgers, and Vanderbilt, and congrats to ESPN for eventually hiring another newly recognizable former college QB from its parent network's biggest reality show, probably. Jesse Palmer went from The Bachelor to a role as the SEC Network's top game analyst in just a decade, and that was with a couple more years of pro football mixed in.


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