52 Facts About Xavier Rhodes

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Xavier Rhodes was born on June 19,1990 and is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

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Xavier Rhodes played college football at Florida State, and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Xavier Rhodes attended Miami Norland High School in Miami Gardens, Florida, where he was a two-sport star in football and track.

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4.

Xavier Rhodes played as a wide receiver, running back, and defensive back for the Miami Norland Vikings football team.

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5.

Xavier Rhodes played in the 12th annual Nike South Florida All-Star game.

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Xavier Rhodes was honored as 6A FSWA first-team All-state selection, and a first-team All-Dade County athlete.

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7.

Xavier Rhodes chose FSU over scholarship offers from West Virginia, Auburn, and Florida International.

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Xavier Rhodes received an athletic scholarship to attend Florida State University, where he played for coach Jimbo Fisher's Florida State Seminoles football team from 2009 to 2012.

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9.

Xavier Rhodes started 38 of 43 games in the secondary in his distinguished college career.

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10.

Xavier Rhodes was granted a medical redshirt, preserving him another year of college eligibility.

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11.

In 2010, Xavier Rhodes started all 14 games at the boundary cornerback position and emerged as a promising young star for FSU's vastly improved defense.

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12.

Xavier Rhodes used his physical attributes to record 12 pass breakups and four interceptions, good for a share of the team lead.

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13.

Xavier Rhodes's pass breakups and 16 passes defended led all freshmen nationally.

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14.

Xavier Rhodes was credited with three pass breakups in pivotal Atlantic Division wins over Boston College and Clemson.

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15.

Xavier Rhodes was named one of the top newcomers on defense at the annual Florida State football banquet.

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16.

Xavier Rhodes was named the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year and was a consensus freshman All-American.

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17.

Xavier Rhodes earned National Defensive Freshman of the Year honors from Collegefootballnews.

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18.

Xavier Rhodes made five tackles at Clemson, at Wake Forest, and Duke.

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19.

Xavier Rhodes intercepted his first pass of the season against NC State.

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20.

Xavier Rhodes finished with four tackles in the win over Notre Dame in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl.

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21.

Xavier Rhodes was selected as the Mr Dependable Skill Award winner at the team's annual banquet.

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22.

Xavier Rhodes was the only player from the ACC to be named a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award.

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23.

Xavier Rhodes defended 10 passes on the season, placing 11th in the ACC and leading all FSU players, while his three interceptions tied for 8th and tied for the team lead, leading this to earn first-team All-ACC honors.

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24.

Xavier Rhodes added seven pass break-ups which tied for third on the team.

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25.

Xavier Rhodes forced and recovered a fumble in the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois.

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26.

Xavier Rhodes anchored an FSU secondary that held nine of the top 10 receivers in the ACC at the time they faced them to a combined 22 catches for 244 yards.

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27.

Xavier Rhodes earned the Mr Dependable Skill Award at the team's annual banquet for the second straight year.

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28.

Xavier Rhodes was the fourth cornerback selected in 2013 and was the highest selected defensive back from Florida State since Antonio Cromartie was taken 19th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2006 NFL Draft.

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29.

Xavier Rhodes began training camp slated as a starting cornerback, but saw competition for the role from Josh Robinson.

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30.

Xavier Rhodes was selected to be the starting nickelback in nickel and dime packages.

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31.

Xavier Rhodes made his first career tackle on wide receiver Calvin Johnson after a seven-yard reception in the second quarter.

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32.

In Week 12, Xavier Rhodes earned his first start as an outside cornerback after Josh Robinson sustained a fractured sternum the previous week and was expected to be sidelined for a month.

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33.

Xavier Rhodes was sidelined for the last three games of the season.

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34.

Xavier Rhodes finished his rookie season in 2013 with 48 combined tackles and ten pass deflections in 13 games and six starts.

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35.

Xavier Rhodes entered training camp slated as one of the starting outside cornerbacks.

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36.

Xavier Rhodes finished the season with 49 combined tackles, a career-high 18 pass deflections, and an interception in 16 games and 16 starts.

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37.

Xavier Rhodes's 18 pass deflections led the Vikings' defense and finished fourth among all players in the league.

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38.

Xavier Rhodes was joined by Terence Newman and rookie first round pick Trae Waynes in 2015.

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39.

Xavier Rhodes finished the 2015 season with a career-high 58 combined tackles, ten pass deflections, and an interception in 16 games and 16 starts.

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40.

Xavier Rhodes's injury sidelined him for the first two games of the season.

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41.

Xavier Rhodes was a key part of the secondary that held Odell Beckham Jr.

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42.

Xavier Rhodes performance earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

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43.

On December 20,2016, Xavier Rhodes was voted to the 2017 Pro Bowl, marking the first of his career.

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Xavier Rhodes finished the season with 52 combined tackles, 11 pass deflections, five interceptions, and a touchdown in 14 games and 14 starts.

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45.

Xavier Rhodes was ranked the 66th best player in the NFL on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.

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46.

Xavier Rhodes finished the 2017 season with 56 combined tackles, ten pass deflections, and two interceptions in 16 games and 16 starts.

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Xavier Rhodes was ranked 55th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

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48.

Xavier Rhodes was released by the Vikings on March 13,2020 after seven seasons.

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49.

On March 30,2020, Xavier Rhodes signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

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50.

Xavier Rhodes was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 3.

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51.

Xavier Rhodes started 13 games in 2021, recording 39 tackles, seven passes defensed and one interception.

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52.

Xavier Rhodes signed with the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills on September 28,2022.

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