2017 NFL Draft

Kedrick Rhodes, RB

School: West Alabama  |  Conference: GSC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Ocala, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 203 lbs.
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07/15/2013 - Florida International is making the move from the Sun Belt to Conference USA this season but will be doing so without its leading rusher. FIU announced on Monday that running back Kedrick Rhodes had been dismissed from the football program due to a "violation of team policy." The school's statement didn't identify the violation, but odds are it was a recent arrest.

The Miami Herald reports Rhodes, who would have been a senior this coming season, was arrested just after midnight on Sunday and was charged with discharging a weapon on school property, which is a second-degree felony. The paper also reports Rhodes was charged with three unnamed misdemeanor charges as well. Rhodes led the Panthers in rushing last season with 717 yards and four touchdowns. In the 2011 season, he rushed for 1,149 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 54 passes for 545 yards and another two touchdowns during his career.

Without Rhodes, the Panthers' leading returning rusher will be quarterback Jake Medlock, who rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns last season. Running back Shane Coleman will likely take over the starting role, and he's coming off a season in which he only had eight carries for 34 yards. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

07/15/2013 - FIU has dismissed running back Kedrick Rhodes from the team for a violation of team policy. Rhodes was the Panthers' leading rusher last season with 714 yards and was slated to start this year as a senior. In 2011, he ran for 1,149 yards. The school announced the dismissal on Monday but did not specify the violation. The Miami Herald reported this weekend that Rhodes had been arrested for firing a gun on campus. Without Rhodes, sophomore Shane Coleman becomes the leading returning rusher among running backs for FIU. The sophomore had eight carries for 34 yards last season. - AP Sports

11/16/2012 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: FIU at Florida Atlantic, Nov. 16 -- The two schools started their programs a year apart with FAU taking the field for the first time in 2001 and FIU starting in 2002. This will be the Panthers' first appearance in FAU's new on-campus stadium in Boca Raton. KEYS TO THE GAME: Keep cool. There are some hard feelings between the two, no doubt exacerbated by FIU's decision last spring to leave the Sun Belt Conference. The Panthers don't want to give up unnecessary yardage because of penalties.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Kedrick Rhodes has his second triple-digit rushing game of the season in his last game, going for 149 yards on 27 carries and catching passes for 15 more yards. His ankle isn't completely healthy, but he can still be effective. - The Sports Xchange

10/15/2012 - Starting running back Kedrick Rhodes has been out the past two weeks. Rhodes has 225 rushing yards, and a total of three TDs (two receiving TDs). He is now expected back for the game this weekend. - College Injury Report

10/04/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Junior RB Kedrick Rhodes is day-to-day with his ankle injury. He played against Louisiana-Lafayette after missing the game against Louisville. He has been limited since the opener at Duke, when he ran for 130 of his 240 rushing yards. - The Sports Xchange

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SUN BELT TEAM (COACHES/SELECT MEDIA): Kedrick Rhodes (FIU, Jr., RB)...Rhodes, a 2011 All-Sun Belt Second-Team pick, is the league's leading returning rusher in 2012 and is the only returning back to record a 1,000-plus yard season in 2011 (1,149 yards). Similar to several of his teammates, he was a unanimous preseason All-Sun Belt First-Team pick in the preseason publications, Athlon's, Blue Ribbon, Lindy's and Phil Steele. Blue Ribbon also named him as its Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in the Sun Belt. Rhodes could become FIU's most prolific rusher of all-time in 2012, entering the season in eyesight of career records for rushing yards, carries, 100-yard games, rushing/receiving plays and receptions by a running back. - FIU football

07/20/2012 - 2012 DOAK WALKER AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Kedrick Rhodes (Jr.), Florida International, has been selected to the Preseason Doak Walker Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented annually to the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community. Rhodes, who was officially named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt Team this past Monday, has also earned unanimous preseason All-Sun Belt Conference First-Team honors from Athlon's, Blue Ribbon Yearbook, Lindy's and Phil Steele. In addition, Blue Ribbon has named Rhodes its Sun Belt Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in its preseason publication. Earlier this summer, he was named to the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Running Backs Watch List. A second-team All-Sun Belt Conference pick last season, the junior from Ocala is the only returning rusher in the league to record a 1,000-plus yard season in 2011. Rhodes enters the 2012 season, poised to become FIU's most prolific rusher in just his third campaign and second as the primary starter. He should become FIU's career leader in rushing yards, carries, 100-yard games, rushing/receiving plays and receptions by a running back. - FIU football


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