Tampa Bay High School Football Combine Spotlight: Johnny Rodicio

This year marks the 10th Annual Tampa Bay High School Football Combine, presented by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.  With so many exceptional student-athletes in attendance, we'd like to provide the opportunity to get to know the players a little before they hit the field at this year's combine.


Johnny Rodicio, 5'7", 160lbs.

Class of 2015, Wide Receiver, Freedom High School, FL


Q: "What do you think distinguishes you from every other player in the nation?"

A: "Work ethic"

Q: "What do you hope to gain out of your participation in the Tampa Bay High School Football Combine?"

A: "Exposure"

Q: "What are your strengths?  What do you need to improve on?"

A: "My strength is my speed and I need to improve on my medicine ball toss."

Q: "What extracurricular or community involvement activities do you participate in?  What are your hobbies outside of football?"

A: "Coaching little league football"

Q: "Which player, if any, do you model your game after or often get compared to by your teammates on the field?"

A: "Wes Welker"

Q: "How have you evolved over the years as a player?"

A: "Faster, better, stronger"

Q: "What is your proudest moment in football?"

A: "My first touchdown on varsity my sophomore year on a 90-yard touchdown reception."

Q: "What is your proudest moment off the field?"

A: "Getting a 4.0 GPA"

Q: "What celebrity would play you in the movie version of your life and why?"

A: "Johnny Manziel, because we're just alike"

Q: "What TV show marathon will keep you on the couch all day?"

A: "Walking Dead"

Q: "Who/what has been the biggest influence on football in your life?  How so?"

A: "My dad, because he loves watching me succeed."

Q: "What honors or awards have you received (both athletic and non-athletic)?"

A: "JV MVP, Top Varsity Back, Best Wide Receiver, Offensive MVP"

Q: "What is your favorite movie?"

A: "The Longest Yard"

Q: "Who is your favorite NFL team?"

A: "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers"

Q: "What is your favorite web site?"

A: "Hudl"

Q: "What is your favorite food?"

A: "Pizza"

Q: "What college interest have you received?"

A: "Junior day invites, letters... nothing serious"

Q: "What are your statistics from your previous season?"

A: "500 yards receiving, 3 TDs"