Pete Rodriquez, one of the first Hispanic coaches in pro football, has died. He was 75.

The family said Wednesday that Rodriguez died on Sunday and will be buried on Dec. 10. His daughter, Marla, said he died of a rare complication after surgery.

Rodriguez worked for the Raiders, Cardinals, Redskins, Seahawks and Jaguars, as well as for two USFL and one CFL team.

Rodriguez was a two-time special teams coach of the year and was selected by the Dallas Morning News as the top special teams coach of the 1990s.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry, and his two daughters, Marla and Gina.


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