2006 (Jr.): Started all 12 games at left tackle and has now started KU's last 30 contests.
2005 (So.): Started all 12 games at left tackle.
2004 (Fr.): Saw action in 10 games and started six contests at right tackle... Selected by the coaching staff as the offensive player of the game against Iowa State -- the only lineman to be chosen all season... Recorded 53 knockdown blocks.
2003 (RS): Redshirted his first year in Lawrence.
High School: A graduate of Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, Calif.... Earned first-team all-league honors by both the Los Angeles Times and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune... A two-time Bishop Amat High School offensive lineman of the year... Also a standout on the basketball team and led the Lancers to the CIF Southern Championship... Coached in high school by Mike Difiori.
Personal: Born in La Puente, Calif... An economics major... Would like to travel to Europe after graduation... Hobbies include bowling, video games and sleeping... Also likes to barbeque... Son of Ben and Lupe Rodriguez... Brother, Jose, is also on the Kansas football team... Another brother played football at Whittier College.
Favorites: Best part of football - Saturday games; Athletes - Shaquille O'Neal and Fernando Valenzuela; Non-Sports Hero - Dad (he would always push me to succeed and I would not be here without him); Movie - Desperado; TV Show - Lost; Food - My mom's chicken tacos; Best thing about KU - People