I have not seen this picked up anywhere so I thought I'd post it here. I'm really pulling for this young man to succeed. Hopefully the NCAA will grant him a waiver.
By ADAM HIMMELSBACH
When Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez was serving in Afghanistan, he promised Pfc. Kevin Thomson that he would chase his dream of becoming a college football player. Thomson was killed in battle on Oct. 3, 2009, and Rodriguez, a 2006 Brooke Point High School graduate, has been determined to keep his word ever since. This past weekend, he moved one step closer to his goal of playing for a major Division I football team by committing to Clemson.