Rodriguez is a wide receiver for Division I football, an honors student, and a decorated
war hero. He has served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, rising through
the ranks to sergeant. In 2009 he fought in the Battle of Kamdesh, one of the
bloodiest battles in the Afghanistan conflict, earning a Purple Heart and the
Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device. He has been interviewed by Dan Rather;
profiled in the New York Times, Washington Post, Esquire, USA
Today, and ESPN; and has gained Internet fame for his viral Youtube video.
He attends Clemson University in South Carolina on the GI Bill.