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Q&A with Freshman Offensive Lineman Joel Rodriguez

Q&A with Freshman Offensive Lineman Joel Rodriguez

Aug. 22, 2000

Who in your family do you idolize?
My father, Angel. After my parents split up, he took care of my sister and I. He has never asked for any help and he has done a very good job. He has been a good role model for me. He is very supportive of me with football and school.

What player did you pretend to be as a kid?
Not so much in football, but in basketball. I would pretend to be Michael Jordan, making the last shot.

Who do you think is the best player ever at your position?
I would have to say that Pittsburgh Steelers’ Dermonti Dawson is currently the best at my position. All-time, (Oakland Raiders and former Hurricane) Jim Otto was the best.

Last time you were amazed about one of your accomplishments?
Earning a scholarship to play college football at the University of Miami. It was a dream of mine.

If you could be Head Coach for the day, what would you do?
If I could be head coach today, I would love to give us a day off.

Some people would be surprised to learn this about you?
I like to write short stories and poetry.