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Former William & Mary football standout Luke Rhodes signs with Indianapolis Colts


william & maryFormer William & Mary standout linebacker Luke Rhodes was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad earlier today.

Rhodes, who wrapped up a tremendous collegiate career at W&M in 2015, signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last spring before being waived during the team’s final cuts onSept. 3.

Rhodes is among a group of six former Tribe players who are currently on NFL rosters: Jonathan Grimes (Houston Texans),DeAndre Houston-Carson (Chicago Bears), Sean Lissemore (San Diego Chargers), Tre McBride (Tennessee Titans) and B.W. Webb (New Orleans Saints).

One of the nation’s elite collegiate linebackers during his final few seasons, Rhodes was a three-time first-team All-CAA selection the lone Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) player selected to the 2015 Butkus Award Watch List.

In addition to earning 45 career starts, Rhodes finished his collegiate career with 341 tackles, which ranks fifth on W&M’s all-time list. Additionally, he is one of just 11 Tribe players to be named a two-time team captain in the program’s 122-year history.

In addition to excelling against FCS competition, Rhodes performed extremely well versus Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents during his career and has averaged 8.5 tackles per game with 2.5 TFL and a forced fumble in contests against Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Maryland.

Following his outstanding collegiate career with W&M, Rhodes was invited to play in the 2016 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.



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