Anna Katherine Clemmons of ESPN.com has a great profile on Army veteran Daniel Rodriguez, who has inspired his Clemson teammates since walking on to the team last summer.
Rodriguez, an Army veteran who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, is playing in his first season with the Tigers. After joining the team as a walk-on this summer, the 5-foot-8, 24-year-old freshman has earned a starting spot on special teams. Just as important as his play on the field has been his impact off it, sharing his experiences with teammates and inspiring them through their 8-1 season.
"Daniel always brings energy to practice and games and that's something you can't coach," senior center Dalton Freeman says. "We thrive off of his energy. It's a great reminder that life is so much more than football, so you should take everything you do seriously."
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