Washington's backup quarterback, balancing life as a new husband and father, enjoyed a "beautiful" wedding Saturday.

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Competing daily against Washington’s defense, Tony Rodriguez is learning, is no honeymoon.

His actual honeymoon can wait.

Rodriguez resumed his competition with K.J. Carta-Samuels for the Huskies’ No. 2 quarterback role on Monday — two days after marrying his high-school sweetheart, Mersedes, back home in Stockton, Calif.

The evening wedding at The Reserve at Spanos Park golf club was “beautiful,” Rodriguez said. UW receiver John Ross III was in his wedding party. On Sunday morning, they hopped on an early flight back to Seattle and reported for afternoon meetings at the UW football facility.

“Football’s my honeymoon right now,” Rodriguez said. “On spring break, we’re going to maybe go to Cabo or something.”

Rodriguez, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound fourth-year junior, transferred to UW in June 2015 after three years (including a grayshirt season) at the City College of San Francisco. He redshirted with the Huskies last fall, learning the playbook and also adjusting to life as a father.

Mercedes gave birth to their son, Anthony, on Sept. 29. The family lives together near the UW campus.

“Here, I’ve just got to be on it, on it, on it — playbook, school,” Rodriguez said after practice Thursday. “And when I get home, it’s family time with my son and my wife. Make sure they’re happy, make sure they’re having a good time too.”

The first four days of practices didn’t look like much fun for the offense. UW’s established defense has yet to allow a touchdown during camp.

Rodriguez isn’t deterred.

“It’s fun. We’re getting better. Because they’re the best, it’s making us better,” he said. “We know they’re good; it’s not like it’s a secret. Everyone knows they’re good.”

UW coach Chris Petersen has said the backup QB job is wide open.

“I definitely want to get that (No. 2) spot,” Rodriguez said. “Me and K.J., we’ll go at it and we’ll still hang out every day, eat together, hang out outside. But we know it’s competition once we get on that field.”