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Combat vet cleared to join Clemson

Updated: August 5, 2012, 2:36 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Daniel Rodriguez is about to fulfill a dream, and more importantly to him, keep a promise to a brother-in-arms.

Rodriguez found out this week he had been cleared by the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference to join Clemson's football team as a walk-on receiver.

Once Rodriguez trots onto the practice field on Friday in his orange No. 83 for Clemson's first practice, he'll complete a transformation from a struggling teenager to a young man who's achieved his goal after ...

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