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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to Know Marian Catholic OL/DL James Rodino

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| June 3, 2023

James Rodino
Marian Catholic Colts
Class Of: 2024
Position(s): OL/DL
Jersey Number: 59
Ht: 6’3 – Wt: 220lbs
Other Sports: Basketball, Track, Baseball, and Wrestling
Notable Awards or Recognitions:
All-EPA Honorable Mention DT
Times News All Star DL
Standard Speaker Honorable Mention DL
North 2nd Team DL,
OFFER SHEET: None at the moment
Twitter: @JaRodino05

“Explosive, disruptive player. Lead our team in tackles for loss from his defensive tackle spot as a junior last season. Was the rock of our offensive line playing at guard next to twin brother Jesse at center. James sets the tone of our team with his energetic practice and play and we are counting on him to do the same his senior season.”


Why do you play football ?
I play football because I love the game, it’s my life.

Who is your favorite sports star and WHY ?
My favorite sports star has to be TJ Watt, he is an absolute unit on the football field and the Steelers can’t win without him.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most ? Explain:
My favorite play was my interception as a DL. I anticipated that to happen the whole week of practice between the film and during actual practice.

What was last year’s season like for you ?
Last year’s season for me was one of my favorites, it opened so many doors for me as a football player on and off the field. It showed me my potential and what I can accomplish if I work hard during the off season.

Who is the best player you ever lined up against ?
I couldn’t pick just one person. I’ve had many tough opponents over my high school career so far, and many more tough opponents to come.

What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game ?
For me, I would love to visit anywhere for a game. I would simply do it for the whole experience.

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport ?
My favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why ?
My favorite game that I watched was the Chiefs vs Rams game in 2018. It was a high scoring, action packed game and it was amazing to watch. Definitely one of the most entertaining games of all time.

What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why ?
I would watch Remember the Titans, that movie is an all time classic and one of the greatest football movies of all time.

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen ?
One thing I’d love to do in football that I couldn’t would probably return a kick off. I’m a lineman so that would never happen.

Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
A sport I’d love to play but I can’t would definitely be boxing. I don’t know if I watch to many Rocky movies but, it looks so fun.

What is your most embarrassing sports moment ?
The most embarrassing sports moment would have to be me shooting a half court shot with 10 seconds left in a game.

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why ?
My go to activity is to hang out with friends, it really gets your mind off of things when you’re all laughing together and having a good time.

What is your favorite play to run ?
My favorite play to run in a game offensively would probably be a reverse, mainly because I get to run and block 1 on 1 85% of the time.

Which one, Sheetz or Wawa ?
Sheetz all the way, their French Toast sticks are like gods glory.

What is your favorite vacation destination ?
My favorite vacation spot would definitely be Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

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