High School

Played for coach Dale Condict at Wagoner, guiding to the Bulldogs to three straight state championships in his three years as a starting quarterback … Didn’t lose a game during his junior and senior seasons, winning his last 37 games as Wagoner’s quarterback … Accounted for 115 touchdowns over three seasons while passing for 6,144 yards and rushing for 2,449 … As a defensive back, he recorded seven interceptions and 238 tackles in his career … Put up especially large numbers as a senior, accounting for 3,667 yards and 43 touchdowns while completing 115-of-172 passes (67 percent) for 1,976 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushing 162 times for 1,691 yards and 21 touchdowns … Rushed for 300 yards against Cascia Hall in the state semifinals and had 79 tackles and four takeaways on defense in his last season … 2016 All-Phoenix MVP by the Muskogee Daily Phoenix … An all-state selection and The Oklahoman’s 2016 All-State Defensive Player of the Year … One of the five finalists for the Tulsa World Offensive Player of the Year and a first team Tulsa World player at defensive back … Also a state champion wrestler with a 30-3 record and an outstanding baseball player … A Wendy’s Heisman State finalist … Honored on superintendent’s honor roll and as the Rotary student of the month in August of his senior year … Was actively involved with Spanish club, FCA, prom committee, National Honor Society and was the class vice president his junior and senior years … Also held a scholarship offer from Wyoming.

Personal

Malcolm Luciano Rodriguez was born March 29, 1999, in Tahlequah, Okla. … Son of Roman and Shanna Rodriguez … His brother, Roman Rodriguez, played football at Northeastern State University … Plans to study veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State.

 

"He’s a local kid. I know he’s a state wrestling champ and a three-time football state champ and he’s a heck of a baseball player. Played quarterback, played safety, never came off the field. All of these guys never came off the field, which fires me up. I think that’s what a safety needs to be: an all-around athlete. He’s a great character kid. He’s a big-time student. He wants to be a vet and he’s going to study veterinary medicine. The only way to win in the Big 12 is to get turnovers. I think the interception thing with these offensive guys is big. Obviously, you can’t turn down a kid that has won a bunch a state titles in multiple sports. He’s exciting, he’s impressive and he’s a great kid. He looks you in the eyes. I won’t be surprised if he’s governor someday."

-- Safeties Coach Dan Hammerschmidt