Rick Rodriguez

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Rick Rodriguez

For years, I've watched my husband devote his time, energy & knowledge to shape/mold young men into football players (& respectable men). I have witnessed the respect & knowledge he's shared/shares with them & in return, they've respected & loved him as a coach/friend. I remember a game where a young man sat on the sidelines crying because he had forgot his cleats & wouldn't be able to play. At that moment, my husband removed HIS shoes & gave them to the player so he could play that day. All while my husband continued to coach from the sidelines, in his socks. The best part, the player was on the OPPOSING team. Rick shows NO favoritism & treats ALL the players with respect. He's very passionate about youth football (as his 26 yrs in youth sports would confirm). He's held several positions with different youth football organizations but his heart is truly in coaching. I'll never forget the day 2 (former) players of my husbands came to 1 of his games. During halftime, they approached my husband, shook his hand, hugged him & thanked him profusely for coaching them, believing in them & guiding them thru their football yrs. They then each pulled out their "acceptance letters" from the colleges they were accepted to on football scholarships. Rick still talks about that day as we watch them on tv, doing what they love to do. In closing, PLEASE, PLEASE consider my nomination as Rick Rodriguez is truly 1 of the GREATS! Thank you!!

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