Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 10:18 AM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 25 Andrew Rodriguez
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2013 football season.

Andrew Rodriguez | 6-6 | 330 | Sr. | Offensive tackle

Click here to see previous entries in the Husker Camp Countdown series.

Every so often, a guy in his final season gets his fuel from a renewed sense of urgency, motivated by the pending finality of his career to make his mark. Maybe that’s how Rodriguez’s Husker story ends.

He didn’t redshirt as a true freshman but played sparingly. An injury cut short his sophomore year. Then he moved to tackle and spent last season adjusting to the new position.

Two other senior tackles will compete with Rodriguez for playing time this fall, as will incoming transfer Matt Finnin. But Rodriguez talked this spring about his increased motivation and his desire to make a substantial jump on the field. Now he’ll have to prove it.

Previous entries:
>> Honorable mentions
>> No. 50: Vincent Valentine
>> No. 49: Cethan Carter
>> No. 48: Gabe Miller
>> No. 47: Chongo Kondolo
>> No. 46: Taariq Allen
>> No. 45: Paul Thurston
>> No. 44: Mauro Bondi
>> No. 43: Sam Cotton
>> No. 42: Michael Rose
>> No. 41: Jordan Westerkamp
>> No. 40: Tommy Armstrong
>> No. 39: Trevor Roach
>> No. 38: Andy Janovich
>> No. 37: Mo Seisay
>> No. 36: Alonzo Moore
>> No. 35: Harvey Jackson
>> No. 34: Charles Jackson
>> No. 33: Avery Moss
>> No. 32: Terrell Newby
>> No. 31: Matt Finnin
>> No. 30: Aaron Curry
>> No. 29: Jared Afalava
>> No. 28: Vacated
>> No. 27: Adam Taylor
>> No. 26: Stanley Jean-Baptiste

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Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: He welcomes feedback.