story by: Pete Iacobelli – The Associated Press
photo courtesy of: Mark Crammer / AP
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 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 witnessing some of the most horrific fighting in Afghanistan.
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