NFL Draft: Evan Rodriguez Interview
Fox News Latin interview NFL hopeful Evan Rodriguez.
- Duration 9:42
- Date Apr 28, 2012
Fox News Latin interview NFL hopeful Evan Rodriguez.
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Welcome to Fox News -- I'm Alexander router aren't joining us today is mr.
-- -- reality is with patiently.
And emotionally and excitedly waiting to find out -- he has been traffic for the and a draft this year.
I'm really excited to talk to you about your experience as a Latino -- And what that means for that I mean what are your thoughts of all acting on why aren't that many Latino players.
Being that I am have they have normally are really excited.
Lacks a lot of it's.
Correct -- 1% Hispanic and a proud and I'm proud of being voted you know on this trying to.
This give back to my community and put -- -- in the Latin community.
If you get drafted I know will we on now that it took who had an -- what and -- the year lashing out -- I -- a fire do let's that let that that he and -- You know three steps -- -- move.
Back at at the technicals and keep.
It's a -- And it it took -- Which which one do you -- -- tomorrow.
-- -- -- -- Aaron Hernandez on his style of play is definitely resembles me on.
He's he's not that tall but he's he's he's a guy that could do a little of everything and that's best numbers it is there's an athletic on the same as him.
The way that he stepped up in the league to see a lot of things -- -- and hopefully you know love it gets me I'll be more than welcome to give them the same results.
Whoever gets him.
Yet to be ready.
I'm playing for temple university's Powell and how.
Did that experience prepare you for we are as a person now and we as a football.
To grow the protector in me.
Thank on the coaching staff called building -- as -- Or the the lessons they've been taught us and make an escrow -- young so adults.
A lot this temple being retrospect -- that would -- the program around and comes from Phillies you know you got to be able to -- -- beat temple -- that's something to the table so.
You think we'll take you now.
And what are your thoughts about -- -- Home.
I'm happy to even be considered.
-- I really don't know Lama and I've been in phone calls from a lot of teams you know this on the interest.
And me so it's like -- -- -- mass games in you know they'll planes.
That's like a war back there though playing games for you really don't know -- so.
Name pops up and even a phone call.
So you're not.
To -- right now is that a specific team that would like that you have and that higher ranks.
-- -- -- -- -- Well I don't we'll give them all and I'm happy to be that.
I -- think.
If you do get -- it he.
Well what happened after the use and.
The plan like.
Containment group on on -- a cup it couple -- a mile from home.
That's our newly -- -- the nation.
And we basically.
Did we do music would have -- -- have a camera crew is this I'm guys from the from my area.
That -- is trying to make and be positive it and life so -- sport and what that book.
Really sort of take care my family.
-- my own business.
My career is done.
Thanks what what -- what comments have you received from your family.
What does he what does it mean for then you get drafted and.
I'll say they're proud of me you know.
-- kind of be a role model -- especially being I think you know there's not a lot of us that.
We'll we'll all all basically.
Do we work hard so nothing's gonna communities these though.
-- I actually.
-- Do you see yourself being more.
A fullback Lawrence I.
Must have been an athlete.
Opel within your NFA that and they can happen.
What's the hardest part.
-- -- -- -- -- It's this this.
I'll -- the ups and downs.
You gotta be it was a Korean mine in -- them that they could launch on that -- that's strictly business that.
It's a blessing and play because.
You know it takes 12 won't play if -- -- pretty bill.
This is the blessed and I.
On this -- for -- given opportunity to play the game that -- have you had any night really serious injuries.
Now now few bumps and bruises so and I now know that session.
Up a bit pretty healthy thank god for that -- And growing up I am I'm wondering what did you see yourself.
As you know as a little kid did you have an idol -- on the football field and was there -- particular person that you and you followed closely.
Sean Taylor was was that a I don't.
-- -- idea Sanders.
And area right now he was an offensive of the Charlotte but he was he was the greatest.
He's just worked so hard and you know he's -- -- But the one -- -- -- me on display and plotting about us on the change any Spanish -- tight -- but that's the way in all of its mobile payment.
And the way that he managed his career at the place so long and still at the top of this game.
-- idolize that I would like to get.
Basically happened mentor me in a way like this you get there you know.
How has that.
That NFL -- -- just the entire.
Career as a football player at temple affected you personally.
You've given up -- sacrifice them only.
It definitely sacrifice -- home -- when -- younger you don't.
Any longer you don't realize that by the all of that and he's taken more seriously you realize you know if I -- do it is.
I had to give us something something so basically got to keep -- house in order to manage yourself properly.
What advice do you have for other -- -- men young men that want to.
One you know being in -- position today.
It's not easy but it's not it's not -- -- -- -- is -- there's going to be a lot of haters -- You gotta keep the distractions away as follows you have to go he's -- and -- baby steps against ago.
It's never give up.
Stay positive you know that.
Lot of negativity in life but close -- positive and stay humble.
And -- and have faith that.
-- -- Do you think.
That it's been an advantage for you to say I am at -- moment Latino and black as a full up there hasn't helped you.
A little thing.
You not really they've come out of state.
It then that does -- because guys probably won't think it's there's and then that there are all poppy -- Clinton -- -- obvious silly your playbook they click that.
I'm right there.
That is back with a you -- they'll go -- Newbury you know something like that -- Does Victor -- clearly has he.
He's he's here today.
Exactly is -- with.
But that's better for us in on his status kindly whatever you want let them today.
-- really you know before a possibility.
And once you.
You've got to temple did you feel it was important to see you know the other team plays acting -- Definitely you know -- -- -- manage music motto.
Regular what does that allow you don't know about this you know.
Amaro could -- Spanish so I -- -- beings aren't but not -- And they went wrong absolutely going.
I -- Last question because.
Good food that we had.
How do you manage -- Winnie and you know becoming.
Apparently -- you're too.
Worried about it umpire.
It's stuff this -- -- younger AC without one.
To what my way and on assist you got to sacrifice sometimes.
Sometimes I'll flip -- something and let the next day I'll work hard to lose America now so.
-- But is that it by accident I think he's so much for joining us here at -- looking back -- account get a -- up and.
So on -- the bots being unduly Mason and my family.
This shot to -- community you know -- book.