• position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 324
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Mason, Ohio
  • High school William Mason

2023 – Sophomore
• Saw action in all 13 games on special teams
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2022- r-Freshman
• Saw action in nine games on special teams
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2021- Freshman
• Redshirt season

High School
• A three-star recruit, who is considered a top-60 offensive tackle nationally by 247sports and Rivals
• Touts a 100.25-inch standing reach and an 81-inch wingspan
• Three-year letterwinner and starter for head coach Brian Castner at William Mason
• Helped lead the Comets to a 5-3 overall record, including a 4-2 mark in the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) in 2020
• Also played on the d-line as a defensive tackle
• Named first-team All-Conference by the GMC
• Earned a spot on the Enquirer’s Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky 2020 Fall Sports All-Stars First Team
• Named a preseason All-America candidate by Sports Illustrated
• Earned 2020 Preseason All-TriState Football First-Team Offense recognition
• Chose Kentucky over Duke, Iowa State, Purdue, and Maryland

• Born in Lebanon, Missouri
• Son of Wendy Rodriguez and the late Abel Rodriguez
• Siblings are Nick, Victoria, Abel Jr. and Maria
• Mother, Wendy, played softball and basketball at Davis & Elkins College from 1985-89
• Majoring in pre-integrated strategic communication

Community Cats
• Volunteered for the My New Kentucky Home Special Olympics event (2021)

Paul Says
• He chose Kentucky because it felt like home and he would have the opportunity to play in the SEC
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he lost his dad when he was in the eighth grade
• Three words to describe him are loving, hardworking, and friendly
• In one sentence he would describe Coach Stoops as “one of the nicest people I’ve ever met and real with me and my family”
• The Rock would play him in a movie about his life

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