Geoff Swaim, Pleasant Valley High School
Geoff Swaim, a 2011 alumnus of Pleasant Valley. He played TE and went on to play at the University of Texas. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft and is currently playing for the Cowboys.
Aaron Rodgers, Pleasant Valley High School
On behalf of the students and staff of Pleasant Valley High School, and the Chico community, it is with great pleasure that we recognize the on and off the field accomplishments of Pleasant Valley High School Class of 2002 alum Aaron Rodgers. Aaron, the son of Ed and Darla Rodgers and brother to Luke and Jordan, began his distinguished post-secondary career at Butte College and continued it at Cal. Aaron was then drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2005. He became the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008 and led them to a victory in Super Bowl XLV after the 2010 NFL season and was named the Super Bowl MVP. He was named Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 2011, as well as being voted league MVP for the 2011 and 2014 NFL seasons. Rodgers has led the NFL three times in touchdown-to-interception ratio (2011, 2012, 2014), twice in passer rating (2011, 2012), touchdown passing percentage (2011, 2012) and lowest passing interception percentage (2009, 2014), and once in yards per attempt (2011). Aaron is the NFL’s all-time career leader in passer rating during the regular season with a rating of 106.4 and third all-time in the postseason with a rating of 101.0 (among passers with at least 1,500 and 150 pass attempts, respectively). He currently is the only quarterback to have a career passer rating of over 100.0 in the regular season as well as having the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history at 4.05 touchdowns per interception. He also holds the league’s lowest career passing interception percentage for quarterbacks during the regular season at 1.6 percent and the single-season passer rating record of 122.5.
In addition to all his on-field accomplishments, we all believe Aaron is more proud of his off-the-field influences. As a devout Christian, Aaron vows to do as Jesus would do and lead by example. He is is the co-creator and founder of ItsAaron with a mission of “creating awareness for organizations and people who are changing the world”. He is also a strong supporter of the Midwestern Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund, the RAISE Hope for Congo fund, and has contributed in excess of $100,000.00 in contributions to local sports teams.
Aaron is a Chico product with Chico roots and will always be celebrated as an example of how one person can confront adversity, face any doubters, and overcome any challenges. Aaron Rodgers is a leader.
Roque Santos, Chico High School
Roque was a 2 year participant in the Almond Bowl Rivalry. In the 1985 game he was the quarterback for Chico High. Following the 1985 season he was named to the All Eastern Athletic League Football Team. After graduating from Chico High, Roque went on to the University of California Berkeley where he received a degree in Political Science. While at Cal, Roque was a 4 year member of the swim team where he received NCAA All American Status in multiple events. There was a point where he was the American Record holder in the 200 meter breaststroke.
In 1992 Roque qualified in the breaststroke and was a member of the United States Olympic Team that participated in the Barcelona Summer Games.
Mike Sherrard, Chico High School
Wore #7 playing wide receiver and defensive back while at Chico High
John Beck was the head coach
Lettered in four sports while at CHS
Walked on at UCLA
Set WR records for career catches and catches in a season
won 3 Rose Bowls at UCLA
All-Pac 10 honors
All-Pac 10 1st team All Academic
First round pick Dallas Cowboys 1986
won Super Bowl with SF 49ers in 1990
Also played with NY Giants and Denver Broncos
Caught TD passes from Joe Montana, Steve Young and John Elway
Played 11 years in the NFL