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50 Luke Rhodes

Career Stats

Butkus Award Watch List ... Only FCS player selected to the elite 51-member list ... Elected a team captain ... Becomes just the 11th two-time team captain in the program's 122-season history ...

Team captain ... All-CAA First Team selection for the second consecutive season … VaSID All-State First Team honoree … Led the team with 93 tackles … Also totaled 7.5 tackles for a loss, 4.0 sacks, five PBU’s, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … Posted 11 tackles in the season opener at Virginia Tech … Registered 11 tackles and a sack in the win versus Norfolk State … Recorded 11 tackles, nine solo, and 0.5 TFL at No. 4/6 New Hampshire … Totaled 10 tackles with a sack against No. 21 Richmond … Tallied a sack and a fumble recovery in the triumph against Lafayette … Earned a sack, 2.0 TFL and a PBU in the overtime win at Stony Brook … Posted eight stops and a TFL at James Madison … Recorded six tackles and a forced fumble in the win at Hampton … Registered a pair of PBU’s in the win against Elon … Earned the John A. Stewart Winter Warrior Award for his work on the field and in the off-season training program.

Earned first-team all-conference honors … VaSID all-state first-team selection … Started all 12 games and ranked second on the team with 98 tackles … Also posted 3.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, an interception, seven PBU’s and two forced fumbles … Ranked 12th in the CAA in tackles per game (8.2) and ninth in forced fumbles per game (0.17) … Honored as the CAA Defensive Player of the Week after totaling a career-high 13 tackles in the win against No. 16/17 New Hampshire … Recorded 12-tackle, 0.5-TFL performances at No. 14/17 Maine and Richmond … Posted 10 stops and a half sack in the win versus Rhode Island … Registered eight tackles and a forced fumble in the season opener at West Virginia … Also tallied eight tackles and a forced fumble in the triumph against Penn … Totaled seven tackles and a sack in the victory against No. 19/16 James Madison … Posted his first career interception in the win at No. 15/21 Delaware … Preseason All-CAA selection …

One of the nation's top freshmen, he was one of just 16 players selected to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List ... Honored as a third-team all-conference choice ... Appeared in all 11 games and earned nine starts ... Finished the season with 72 tackles, 4.0 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and three PBUs ... Recorded 11 tackles and 1.5 TFL in the season opener at Maryland ... Posted a career-high 13 tackles and 0.5 TFL at James Madison ... Recorded nine stops, 1.5 TFL and a PBU against Lafayette ... Registered eight tackles, 0.5 TFL and a forced fumble at Towson ... Honored as the CAA Rookie of the Week after totaling eight tackles and a PBU in the win against Georgia State ... Selected as the W&M QB Club Rookie of the Year ...

Redshirted as a scout team linebacker ...

Four-year letterwinner as a running back/linebacker for head coach John Barton at Hollidaysburg Area High School ... Chosen to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class 3A All-State Second Team in 2009 and 2010 ... Finished his career as HAHS's career record holder for touchdowns and points scored ... WPIAL All-Keystone Conference selection as a linebacker in 2010 ... Earned the team's Blanket Award for being the squad's most valuable player as a senior ... All Mountain Athletic Conference selection as a junior ... Named All-Mountain Athletic Conference as a sophomore ... Also four-year letterman of the Hollidaysburg Area High School basketball team ...  Participated in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) ...

Son of Doug and Margaret Rhodes ... Father, Doug Rhodes, played football at Navy ... Cousin Justin Gildea played football at Temple ... Majoring in kinesiology with a public health minor ... Member of Sigma Mu Sigma.

Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 242
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hollidaysburg, Pa.
High School: Hollidaysburg Area
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