Honors and Awards
Andrew Rodriguez was a mainstay on the offensive line throughout his Nebraska career, consistently showing the versatility to play multiple positions on the line. One of five senior offensive line regulars in 2013, the 6-6, 330-pound Rodriguez was one of only two linemen to start all 13 games on an injury-plagued unit in 2013.
Rodriguez manned the right tackle spot for the first eight games of the season, before injuries hit the Nebraska guard position, forcing him to move inside to guard, a position he played his first two seasons in the program. Rodriguez continued to split time between guard and tackle in the final few games.
Rodriguez received honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades for his play in 2013. He is on track to earn his degree in ethnic studies in May of 2014, despite completing his career without a redshirt season.
Junior I-back Ameer Abdullah rushed for 1,690 yards behind the play of the offensive line, the most rushing yards by a Husker since 1997. The line also solidified an offense that had three different starting quarterbacks during the regular season.
The Husker offensive line helped I-back Rex Burkhead rush for 1,357 yards and score 17 touchdowns to earn All-Big Ten honors. Rodriguez was part of two 300-yard rushing outings for the offense, including 333 yards at Wyoming and a season-high 346 yards at Minnesota.
Off the field, Rodriguez earned academic All-Big Ten honors.
Before Nebraska (Aurora HS)
Rodriguez was a first-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald as an offensive lineman, while the Lincoln Journal Star made him a first-team Super-State pick as a defensive lineman. Rodriguez was also honored on the national level, being selected to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-America Game in San Antonio in January.
Rodriguez also excelled as a junior in 2008, helping the Huskies to a 12-1 record and a Class B state title. He was a second-team Super-State selection as a junior after first playing with the Husky varsity in 2007, when Aurora reached the state quarterfinals. Rodriguez was ranked as the top prospect in Nebraska by Rivals.com, which also listed him among the nation's top 25 offensive tackles and top 250 overall prospects. SuperPrep also recognized him as the state's No. 1 player, among the top 10 offensive linemen in the country and the No. 11 player in the Midlands region, while Scout.com listed him as the nation's No. 105 overall prospect and among the top 15 offensive tackles.
Rodriguez also played basketball for Aurora and excelled in track. As a senior, Rodriguez finished second in Class B in the shot put and third in the discus. As a junior, he finished third in the shot put and was seventh in the discus.
Rodriguez's Career Statistics
» Games Played - 40 (5 in 2010; 8 in 2011, 14 in 2012; 13 in 2013)