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Ferndale’s Rodriguez signs to play football for Everett JC team

Ferndale defensive lineman Christian Rodriguez moves in to make a hit against Sept. 18. Rodriguez has signed his letter of intent to play football at Everett Community College.
Ferndale defensive lineman Christian Rodriguez moves in to make a hit against Sept. 18. Rodriguez has signed his letter of intent to play football at Everett Community College. For The Bellingham Herald

Ferndale senior Christian Rodriguez has signed his letter of intent to play football for the Everett Red Raiders Junior College Football team.

“I will be playing middle linebacker, instead of playing offensive and defensive line (as he has) in the past,” Rodriguez wrote in a message. “It will be a challenging transition, but I look forward to the opportunity they are giving me.”

Rodriguez was part of a standout defensive front that helped the Golden Eagles reach the Class 3A district playoffs last fall and an offensive line that paved the way for Ferndale to rush for 2,966 yards at 6.0 yards per carry.

The Red Raiders were formed because of the absence of an junior/community college football programs in the state are not directly affiliated with any school athletic department, but athletes all are students at an area community colleges and are required to maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. Everett is part of the Northwest Junior College Football League, which it has won four of the past five years.

The Bellingham Herald

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