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Clemson's Rodriguez ready for his big moment

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CLEMSON, SC (AP) -

Clemson walk-on Daniel Rodriguez is ready for the biggest moment of his college career against the team he followed as a child.

The Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient will lead the Tigers down the hill at Memorial Stadium carrying the American flag before No. 14 Clemson faces Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Rodriguez, 24, is a Virginia native who grew up pulling for the Hokies and had hopes of playing for that school upon his return from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Clemson has designated this week's game as Military Appreciation Day.

Clemson (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won twice last year against Virginia Tech (4-3, 2-1), including a 38-10 victory in the league title game for the Tigers first championship in 20 years.

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