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Welcome all Rebel Fans to Kickin' it with Serge, I am Sergio Aguayo and I will give you an inside look at what Rebel football is all about.

A little bit about myself, I was born in East Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 1984. I am the son of Yolanda and Arturo Aguayo and big brother to my little sister Diana. I grew up in Pasadena, Calif., (home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game). Lived there most of my life until we moved to San Jacinto (The Inland Empire). I grew up playing soccer most of my life, so who would of thought I would be a college kicker? Not many...But enough about me.

This summer has been a hot and busy one for the Rebels. We have worked extremely hard in the off-season to get bigger, stronger and faster. Coach Grieco and the Strength and Conditioning staff have done a great job with us and only expect perfection. The majority of the team was out here in Las Vegas during summer, which was great. Monday-Friday our team worked out running, lifting and throwing. It definitely helped out our team chemistry.

It was sad to see my last summer football camp come to an end. You sometimes can't wait for that day because well, early wake up calls, two-a-days, same hotel room for a while. It gets a little old really quick, but this one was a lot different. There was something that I saw that I haven't seen expressed in the past summers. I saw a lot of team chemistry among this football team and that's a big part of winning a championship.

Besides the comoroderie that we built, there was a lot of hard hitting in this camp and it sounded good. Us kickers had a lot of time on our hands and we observed first-hand some of those big hits. Beau Bell looked awesome, he is one of those people that you don't want to mess with and I can't wait to see the big year he will have. The whole defense just had a great camp and they are ready to lay a hat on people.



The offense looked great as well, the offensive line looks in sync and the receiving corps looks like they have glue on their hands -- they are catching everything! Travis Dixon is looking impressive. Along with his skills comes his leadership and he's been doing an amazing job this summer.

A team cannot be complete with out the Special Teams. Many games are won and lost in this department and we are making sure that we come out on top. Senior Brian Pacheco has been waiting a bit for his time to shine, and there is no doubt in my mind that he will. He has a strong leg and a big heart and he will have a big impact on this team.

We are less than a week away from playing our first game against Utah State and we are getting anxious. Playing Thursday night is going to be pretty weird because we are used to playing Saturdays, but we won't let us affect us. The coaching staff is making sure that we are the most prepared team in the country.

Everyone is excited and looking forward to this season and we have high expectations for ourselves. We look forward to seeing everyone at the home games and BLEEDING REBEL RED. Get your tickets now and we'll see you at Sam Boyd on Sept. 8!


-- Sergio

P.S. Im going to keep a little tradition that the kicker before me, Dillon Pieffer, did and that is leaving you with a quote or quotes of the week.

"Everyday is a Holiday, Every Meal is a feast and Everyday above ground is a good day"

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