Stingers sign LB from Mexico

Concordia head coach Mickey Donovan is pleased to announce linebacker Rodolfo (Rudy) Tornero of Xalapa, Mexico has signed at CIS letter of intent and will join the Stingers football team at training camp in August.

Tornero, who checks in at five foot 10 and 200 pounds, played high school football with the Mission Sharyland Rattlers, a 5A District 31 school in Mission, Texas.

Sharyland competes at the second highest level of football in Texas and is ranked 182nd out of more than 1,000 high school programs in the state.

After spending some time with Tornero in San Antonio, Texas in late January, Donovan was impressed with his attitude, long-term goals and his football skills.

“We’re very excited to land a player like Rudy, especially coming out of the level of football he played,” said Donovan. “I’ve watched his film and he gets off blocks quickly, in fact he does everything quick. I’m looking at him to come in and compete for a starting position right away. He made the Stinger family stronger by committing.”

In 2014, Tornero was named first team all-conference and second team all-region. In 12 games last season he had 52 solo tackles, 74 assists, eight sacks and 16 tackles for losses.

Mission Sharyland has won multiple conference and section championships in recent years, including last season.

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