"I'm supposed to be boxing out and Davante (Adams) is supposed to be the jumper," Rodgers admitted after the game. "But once I saw it in the air I realized I could get it. So I just went for it."
A former basketball player, Rodgers decided to adjust his assignment as soon as the 61-yard pass left Aaron Rodgers' hands.
"We were practicing it a little bit before the game," the second-year tight end explained. "He was throwing them really high in the air, so when I saw it in the air I knew I had a chance to catch it."
Although Rodgers conceded that the magnitude of the catch "hasn't really settled in yet," it's a good bet that he and his father will soon be comparing notes on folklore football plays.
"A lot of people from Stanford have a lot of stuff to say about it, but it stands in the record books with Cal as a win and my dad was a part of it," Rodgers said. "It's a really special moment for him and I was kind of thinking on the play before, when Aaron got the facemask, I was kind of thinking we would do something like that. Obviously it turned out differently."
After putting the Packers' season back on track with a career-high 162 receiving yards and the play of the year, Rodgers acknowledged that he "might be a little more famous" than his father.
That's certainly the case in Wisconsin, where the Rodgers-to-Rodgers heroics will go down in history as one of the most memorable moments of a storied NFL franchise.