AT TECH: All-ACC return specialist and the leading punt returner in Tech history . . . Set school records with 1,135 punt return yards on 112 returns . . . Both figures rank second in ACC history to Ledel George of NC State (125 returns, 1,191 yards) . . . Had a chance to break George?s record of 1,191 yard but missed his final two games with a sprained foot . . . Broke the Tech record for career punt return yards formerly held by his father, Randy Rhino (749) . . . Over his last two seasons, he returned 93 punts for 962 yards (10.3-yard average) . . . Signed a free agent contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, the same team for which his father played.
2002: Honorable mention all-ACC selection . . . Returned 45 punts with just two fair catches . . . Averaged 9.9 yards per return . . . Named ACC Specialist of the Week after returning eight punts for 80 yards against Florida State . . . His 26-yard return to the NC State 22-yard line set up the winning touchdown in Tech?s 24-17 victory over the 8th-ranked Wolfpack . . . Opened the season by returning five punts for 110 yards, one off his career high of 111 . . . Returned eight punts without a fair catch in Tech?s win over Duke despite a sprained foot that left him barely able to run and caused him to miss the season finale against Georgia and the bowl game . . . Also played as a nickel back early in the season and recorded a sack versus UConn and an interception and four tackles vs. Clemson . . . Started one game on defense as Tech opened the Clemson game in a nickel alignment . . . Named to the ACC All-Academic football team.
2001: First-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a specialist . . . Also named to the ACC All-Academic team . . . Broke the ACC record for punt return yardage in a season with 515 yards . . . Surpassed the former record of 488 by Corey Sawyer of Florida State . . . Also broke the Tech record of 441 that was previously held by his father, Randy Rhino . . . Fourth in the ACC with a 10.7 average on punt returns . . . Had seven kickoff returns for a 21.7-yard average . . . Named ACC Specialist of the Week for his performance in Tech?s win over North Carolina . . . Had 111 yards on four returns against the Tar Heels, including a 50-yarder and a 38-yarder . . . Three of his returns set up Tech scores . . . Made eight tackles on special teams . . . Named Tech?s Outstanding Special Teams Performer.
2000: Led Tech with 10 special teams tackles . . . Took over punt return duties for the second half of the season . . . Averaged 9.1 yards on 19 returns . . . Longest return was a 25-yarder against Clemson that helped set up a field goal late in the first half.
1999: Led the Jackets with 10 special teams tackles in 1999 . . . Also returned three kickoffs for 43 yards against Wake Forest.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned honorable mention SEC Region honors from Prep Star . . . Northside Neighbor Player of the Year as a junior . . . First-team all-DeKalb County as a senior . . . Rushed for 875 yards and caught passes for 150 more as a senior . . . Ran for 851 yards with 200 yards receiving as a junior . . . Team captain for coach Alan Chadwick at Marist School.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kelley Woodward Rhino . . . Parents are Randy and Missy Rhino . . . Born December 15, 1980 . . . Third generation of his family to play football at Georgia Tech . . . . Father is Randy Rhino, Tech?s only three-time first-team all-America as a defensive back from 1972-74 and was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame in 2002 . . . Grandfather, Chappell, lettered on Tech?s 1950-51-52 teams . . . Uncle Danny lettered in 1974 and started at cornerback in 1975-76 . . . Majoring in Management . . . Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for 1999-2000 and 2000-01 and the 2001 and 2002 ACC All-Academic football team.