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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Daniel Rodriguez inspires Clemson

By Andrea Adelson

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.

Clemmons writes:
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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