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23 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Bernardo Rodriguez

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In which BracketCat counts down the 23rd day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of punter Bernardo Rodriguez.

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#23 Bernardo Rodriguez

True Freshman | 5-10 | 171 lbs. | Coppell, Texas
Bernardo Rodriguez
Bernardo Rodriguez
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  • Position: Punter
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Walk-On

Bernardo Rodriguez Palacios (b. July 6, 1998) is a walk-on punter from Coppell High School in Texas who plans on majoring in business administration and is very likely to redshirt in 2017.

Rodriguez played for the Cowboys under head coach Mike Dewitt and was a two-time all-district honoree, including during his senior year in which he was the District 9-6A Special Teams Player of the Year.

He punted 83 times in his career for a 32.4-yard average, with 13 punts landing inside the 20-yard line, and did not allow a single return yard in his 38 punts as a senior.

Rodriguez also recorded 235 rushing yards on 38 attempts during his career and returned six kickoffs for 250 yards his senior season, which included a 100-yard touchdown.

He helped Coppell to earn a 10-3 record and a bi-district championship, and also participated in track and field.