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Getting to Know Hunter Rodriguez

Hunter Rodriguez played at Desert Vista High School.

Hunter Rodriguez played at Desert Vista High School.

Jan. 14, 2013

We've got a few more 'Getting to Know' players left as spring practices get underway for the team. Today's spotlight is freshman Hunter Rodriguez from Phoenix, Arizona.

What is your favorite baseball memory?
Little League World Series!

What is your favorite sport besides baseball?

What do you like to do when you are not playing baseball?
Play guitar, hang out with friends, hike, go boating, camping, church and sports.

Why did you choose Utah? What is the best thing about Utah?
Because I wanted to compete at the highest level of college baseball. I loved the coaches, team and program.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?
God and parents. They have taught me so much about life and how to go about things the right way.

My favorite thing about Salt Lake City is:
Weather (coming from Arizona). The city, the trees and green everywhere.

What do you like best about Coach Kinneberg?
He's straightforward with his players and everyone respects him.

What are your goals for this year?
As a redshirt, I want to support my team and be there for them mentally. I also want to work hard and put myself in a position to start next year.

What is your major and what do you want to do after you graduate?
Religious studies and then I'm going into law, but that's all subject to change.



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