Afghan War, Clemson Tigers, football, post-traumatic stress disorder, United States Army, veterans
An inspirational story of a young man who barely graduated from high school, enlisted in the Army, saw combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and then promised himself that if he returned to the US alive that he would play college football. Pure guts and determination propelled this young man from the battle field to the football field. A must read!
“Daniel Rodriguez–a decorated combat veteran–doesn’t sugarcoat the hard parts of his life. A warrior who fought on the battlefield, wrestled with PTSD, and now wins victories on the gridiron, his story reminds us that with grit and determination we can move through suffering to strength. Rise is an inspiring story of a resilient warrior who knows what it means to keep a promise.” –Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL and author of New York Times bestseller, The Heart and the Fist