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It’s early, but Ricky Trinidad is having a special season

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Mon. September 21, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

TRINITY – Mitchell football coach Brian Wachtel might be awed by Ricky Trinidad’s fast start this fall, but he isn’t surprised by it.

“He’s a special player,” Wachtel said.

Through three games, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound junior tailback has rushed for 596 yards and four touchdowns on only 52 rushes. He had another score on a 99-yard kickoff return.

Behind Trinidad, Mitchell is 3-0.

“He runs with a passion,” Wachtel said.

Because Trinidad isn’t all that big, there likely will be those who question whether he can play at a major college program. But to Wachtel, Trinidad’s height and weight aren’t an issue.

Or at least, they shouldn’t be.

“He brings a lot to the table,” Wachtel said. “Week in and week out, he can beat anybody. When colleges watch film, they want to know, can he run the football, does he run hard, does he play all four quarters. Ricky does that and the biggest thing is, he’s a team guy.”

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