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Former Arizona quarterback Rhett Rodriguez hospitalized with lung injury after leading UL-Monroe to upset win

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Former Arizona quarterback Rhett Rodriguez has been hospitalized with a lung injury he suffered in Louisiana-Monroe’s win over Troy Saturday, according to former UA head coach Rich Rodriguez, now the offensive coordinator at ULM.

“Our family would like to thank everyone who has reached out with their thoughts and prayers for Rhett, as he is currently in the ICU at the hospital because of a lung injury from last night’s game against Troy,” Rich Rodriguez tweeted Sunday.

The injury occurred at some point during ULM’s 29-16 victory over Troy, its first against an FBS opponent since 2019.

Rhett played through the entirety of the game, throwing for 131 yards and one touchdown.

A graduate of Catalina Foothills High School, Rhett played sparingly in four seasons at Arizona.

He enrolled at ULM in January 2021 right as Rich Rod accepted the OC position at the Sun Belt program. Rhett has started all four games for the Warhawks, who are 2-2 this season.

Our thoughts are with Rhett and the Rodriguez family.