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Rhodes Honored as CAA Defensive Player of the Week
Updated: Wednesday 11/04/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – After posting an outstanding performance in the William and Mary football team’s shutout victory against No. 16/17 New Hampshire, sophomore linebacker Luke Rhodes has been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week.

Rhodes led the Tribe’s defense by matching a career high with 13 tackles, including five solo stops.

The shutout marked the first time New Hampshire had been blanked since being held scoreless by the Tribe in 1995 – a span of 220 games. UNH entered the contest averaging 35.4 points per game. Additionally, W&M held the Wildcats to a season low 312 yards and limited UNH to just 3-of-15 on third downs.

Rhodes is the Tribe’s second-leading tackler this season and ranks 10th in the CAA with 8.4 stops per game.

With the shutout, W&M now leads the nation (FCS) in scoring defense (12.4), while it ranks eighth in total defense (303.9).

The Tribe will look for its third consecutive victory against a ranked opponent when it plays at Delaware this Saturday at 3 p.m. The contest will be televised by Comcast SportsNet.

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