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Dominic Rhodes biography

Date of birth : 1979-01-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Waco, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-23
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Indianapolis Colts, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Dominic Rhodes is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts.

2010: Appeared in one game…was active but did not play at Tennessee 12/9…was 9-26 rushing, 1-4 receiving and 3-17.0 KOR vs. Jacksonville 12/19.

2008: Started four of 15 games at RB…started at Green Bay 10/19, at Tennessee 10/27, vs. Detroit 12/14 and at Jacksonville 12/18…was inactive vs. Tennessee 12/28…was 152-538, 6 TDs rushing and 45-302, 3 TDs receiving…led team in rushing TDs and total TDs…had two-point conversion rush to tie game at 15 in fourth quarter of 18-15 win at Minnesota 9/14…was 25-73, 1 TD rushing vs. Baltimore 10/12…was 20-73, 2 TDs rushing and 4-41 receiving at Green Bay…was 17-70 rushing and 8-39 receiving at Tennessee…receptions total marked career-best single-game total…was 7-28 rushing and 2-24, 1 TD receiving at Pittsburgh 11/9…17t catch with 3:04 remaining was deciding points in 24-20 victory…was 10-48 rushing and 3-26 receiving vs. Houston 11/16…was 7-21 rushing and 5-21, 1 TD receiving at San Diego 11/23…was 10-31, 1 TD (17t) rushing and 3-12 receiving vs. Cincinnati 12/7…was 20-86, 2 TDs rushing and 4-30 receiving vs. Detroit…was third career multiple-TD game…was 14-27 rushing and 6-62, 1 TD receiving at Jacksonville. POST-SEASON: Was reserve RB in Wild Card Playoffs at San Diego 1/3 and was 4-12 rushing.

2007: Started two of 10 games with Oakland, opening final two contests at Jacksonville 12/23 and vs. San Diego 12/30...was on reserve/suspended list games 1-4 and inactive vs. Denver 12/2 and at Green Bay 12/9...was 75-302, 1 TD rushing and 11-70 receiving...also was 16-19.5 KOR...produced 100+ games in both starts...was 27-115 at Jacksonville and 29-122, 1 TD rushing and 6-42 receiving vs. San Diego.

2006: Started 16 games at RB and was 187-641, 5 TDs rushing and 36-251 receiving…receptions and yardage marked career-bests...had multiple receptions in 10 games…was 16-29, 1 TD at NYG 9/10 and 14-37, 1 TD vs. Houston 9/17…was 15-75, 1 TD at NYJ 10/1…was 20-84 rushing/5-26 receiving vs. Tennessee 10/8…rushes and yards marked season-bests, while receptions tied season-best…was 14-72 vs. Buffalo 11/12…was 15-68 rushing/3-21 receiving vs. Philadelphia 11/26…was 12-39, 1 TD rushing/5-29 receiving at Tennessee 12/3…was 8-11, 1 TD rushing/3-18 receiving vs. Jacksonville 12/10…was 19-52 rushing/4-26 receiving vs. Cincinnati 12/18…was 9-42 vs. Miami 12/31. POST-SEASON: Saw action as reserve RB in four games and was 62-306, 1 TD rushing and 7-70 receiving…led team in rushing yards…was 13-68 rushing/2-24 receiving vs. Kansas City in Wild Card Playoffs 1/6…was 14-56 at Baltimore 1/13 in Divisional Playoffs…was 10-29 rushing on 4th-quarter drive that lasted 7:16 and led to K-Adam Vinatieri FG that gave Colts 15-6 lead with :23 remaining…was 14-69 rushing/4-38 receiving vs. New England in AFC Championship Game 1/21…was 21-113, 1 TD rushing/1-8 receiving vs. Chicago in Super Bowl XLI 2/4…113 rushing yards marked most in Super Bowl history by reserve (102, RB-Jamal Lewis, Baltimore, Super Bowl XXXV)…marked first seasonal 100+ game…had long carry of 36 yards.

2005: Started one of 13 games at RB…was reserve RB and KOR specialist in remaining games…started 1/1 vs. Arizona…was inactive at Baltimore 9/11, vs. Cleveland 9/25 and at Tennessee 10/2 with foot injury…was 40-118, 4 TDs rushing, 12-88 receiving and 41-20.9 KOR…had rushing attempts in nine games…was 5-18, 1 TD (6t) at San Francisco 10/9…was 11-29, 1 TD (1t) vs. St. Louis 10/17…was 6-50 at Houston 10/23…was 3-29.0 KOR at New England 11/7…was 2-6, 1 TD (4t) at Cincinnati 11/20…was 2-35.0 KOR at Jacksonville 12/11…was 7-18.7 KOR vs. San Diego 12/18…was 6-27 receiving and 5-21.0 KOR at Seattle 12/24 and 4-29 receiving vs. Arizona 1/1. POST-SEASON: Saw action as reserve RB and KOR specialist vs. Pittsburgh 1/15…was 1-2 rushing and 3-17.3 KOR.

2004: Saw action as reserve RB and returner in 16 games…was 53-254, 1 TD rushing, 2-24 receiving and 48-24.8, 1 TD KOR…KOR yards (1,188) marked 2nd-highest seasonal total in club history (1,206, Aaron Bailey, 1997)…had rushing attempts in eleven games…was 10-42, 1 TD at New England 9/9, 5-37 at Jacksonville 10/3, 9-54 at Chicago 11/21 and 4-52 vs. Tennessee 12/5 for top games…was 4-22.3 KOR at New England 9/9, 3-21.7 at Tennessee 9/19 and 1-35.0 vs. Oakland 10/10…was 8-22.8 KOR at Kansas City 10/31…eight KOR was career-high and tied Colts record…was 6-39.3, 1 TD (88t KOR) vs. San Diego 12/26…total yards (236) set club record for most KOR yards in single game…was second career KORt (88t, at Kansas City 10/25/01), tying club record (2, Lenny Lyles; 2, Preston Pearson; 2, Jim Duncan; 2, Bailey)…was 6-27.3 KOR at Denver 1/2. POST-SEASON: Was 5-12, 1 TD rushing and 1-36.0 KOR vs. Denver 1/9…was 1-(-2) receiving and 2-24.0 KOR at New England 1/16.

2003: Saw action as reserve RB and returner in eleven games…was inactive 9/7 at Cleveland, 9/14 vs. Tennessee, 9/21 vs. Jacksonville and 10/12 vs. Carolina…was active but did not play 11/9 at Jacksonville… made solid return after missing 2002 season with knee injury…was 37-157 rushing, 6-62, 1 TD receiving and 16-25.7 KOR…had rushing attempts in nine games with 9-45 vs. Atlanta 12/14 and 8-31 at Houston 12/28 for top games… snared passes in five games…was 1-27 at Miami 11/2 and 2-16, 1 TD at New Orleans 9/28…12t reception at New Orleans was first of career…was 6-22.5 KOR at Tennessee 12/7, 6-28.2 vs. Denver 12/21 and 4-26.8 at Houston. POST-SEASON: Was 4-8 rushing and 1-16 KOR vs. Denver 1/4…was 5-18 rushing and 5-20.0 KOR at Kansas City 1/11…was 3-16 rushing and 5-24.2 KOR at New England 1/18.

2002: Sustained torn anterior cruciate knee ligament and was placed on injured reserve 8/26.

2001: Started final 10 games as replacement for injured RB-Edgerrin James…was 233-1,104, 9 TDs rushing, 34-224 receiving (1,328 scrimmage yards) and 14-25.4, 1 TD KOR…rushing yards marked most ever by an undrafted rookie free agent in NFL history and was one of only three such undrafted rookies ever to top 500 rushing yards (809, Fred Lane, Carolina, 1997; 724, Clark Gaines, NYJ, 1976; the AFL mark was 855, Paul Lowe, San Diego, 1960)…became only 3rd Colts rookie rusher with 1,000+ season (1,553, James, 1999; 1,282, RB-Marshall Faulk, 1994)…ranked 3rd among NFL rookie rushers (1,236, LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego; 1,183, Anthony Thomas, Chicago)…had solid effort 10/25 at Kansas City with 4-87, 1 TD rushing (77t) and 3-36.7, 1 TD KOR (88t)…the 77t rush was 4th-longest in club history and 3rd-longest by a Colts rookie…became only player in Colts history with 70+-yard and 80+-yard TDs of any kind in same game…started 11/4 at Buffalo and was 34-100 rushing/4-45 receiving to be one of six Colts players with 100+ rushing performance in 1st career start (RBs-Alan Ameche, 1955; Randy McMillan 1981; Faulk, 1994; James, 1999; James Mungro, 2002)…was 14-42 rushing vs. Miami 11/11, missing part of game with shoulder injury…was 18-67, 1 TD rushing at New Orleans 11/18…was 27-104, 2 TDs rushing/6-43 receiving vs. San Francisco 11/25…was 16-42 rushing/6-25 receiving at Baltimore 12/2 and 17-79 rushing/4-19 receiving at Miami 12/10…was 29-177, 2 TDs vs. Atlanta 12/16 and 17-126, 1 TD vs. NYJ 12/23…177 yards vs. Atlanta tied 8th-highest rushing day in club history and 3rd-highest by a rookie (194, Ameche; 185, Moore)…29 attempts. vs. Atlanta marked then the 2nd-highest rookie total in club history (32, James at New England 9/19/99), but he surpassed it with 31-141 vs. Denver 1/6…five 100+ rushing games ranked 2nd behind James’ 10 in 1999 for Colts rookie record…was 20-83, 1 TD at St. Louis 12/30…produced one of club’s finest rookie seasons for touchdowns (13, James, 1999; 11, RB-Curtis Dickey, 1980; 11, Faulk, 1994)…became 7th Colts rookie with 1,000+ scrimmage yards (2,139, James, 1999; 1,804, Faulk, 1994; 1,136, WR-Bill Brooks, 1986; 1,102, Ameche, 1955; 1,063, McMillan, 1981; 1,004, Dickey, 1980)…267 “touches” ranked 3rd in Colts rookie history (431, James; 366, Faulk; 240)…had receptions in eleven outings, including in nine of 10 starts and in the last eight consecutive games…six receptions vs. San Francisco and at Baltimore were top reception games…45 reception yards at Buffalo marked seasonal-high.

HONORS
2001: NFL Offensive Rookie-of-the-Month (December).

COLLEGE

Two-year standout for Midwestern State University…recorded 13+ 100 games in 22 outings…set school record with 493-2,541, 29 TDs rushing, 27-263, 1 TD receiving and 174 points…totaled 15-25.4 KOR and 26-10.3, 1 TD PR…started 11 games at RB as senior…totaled 229-1,387, 17 TDs rushing and 16-248 receiving…added 8-26.3 KOR and 15-12.8 PR…ranked first in school’s seasonal rushing yards and touchdown marks…scored 108 points…ranked third in NCAA Division II with 185.18 all-purpose yards per game…was 25-145, 4 TDs rushing/2-45 receiving and 4-8.3 PR vs. Eastern Mexico…posted 21-182, 1 TD rushing vs. Central Oklahoma…80t rush tied school record…tallied 10-192, 4 TDs vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State…was 29-163, 2 TDs vs. Northeastern State…ended career with 34-180, 1 TD (52t) vs. Southwestern Oklahoma…was Sports X-Change Little All-America first-team, All-West Region first-team and All-Lone Star Conference first-team…started 11 games as junior…was 264-1,154, 10 TDs rushing, 11-15 receiving, 7-24.4 KOR and 11-7.0 PR…became only third 1,000+ seasonal rusher in school history…was 35-178, 1 TD vs. Harding…had 51t and 46t runs vs. Central Oklahoma…totaled 30-174, 1 TD (68t) vs. Abilene Christian…posted 23-134, 2 TDs vs. West Texas A&M…was 18-105, 1 TD vs. Tarleton State and 24-110, 1 TD vs. Eastern New Mexico…was All-Lone Star Conference first-team…majored in criminal justice. Junior College: Two-year standout at Tyler Junior College…earned All-America honors…twice named all-conference.

PERSONAL

Full name is Dominic Dondrell Rhodes…born in Waco, Texas…attended Abilene Cooper High School…totaled 2,193 rushing yards and 35 TDs as senior…also lettered in track...was state finalist in 100- and 200-meters…served as training camp operations intern at Midwestern State for Dallas Cowboys in 2000…was responsible for running errands for players…single…resides in Abilene, Texas.



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