Two generations of star NFL quarterbacks combined in San Francisco on Friday night as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady joined Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jim Plunkett at a charity event hosted by NBC's Bob Costas.
Brady and Rodgers, who grew up in the Bay area, both talked of childhoods spent idolizing Montana and Young.
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"We were pretty high from the top of the stadium," Brady said, according to CSNBayArea.com. "We needed binoculars to see what was going on, but there was nothing more thrilling than being at the games and watching Joe and Steve. Any young kid growing up at that time wanted to be like those two guys. It's quite an honor be to sitting here with those two."
It was also a rare double sighting of Montana and Young, who engaged in perhaps the greatest quarterback controversy of all. The two were seated next to each other on stage.
The event was held at UC San Francisco and organized by former 49ers offensive lineman Harris Barton. It was expected to raise up to $750,000 for tumor research at UCSF, First Tee of San Francisco, Monterey County and Silicon Valley, and Champion Charities.