AT TECH: A four-year veteran starter... spent the majority of his career at left guard, but moved over to right guard midway through 2007 because of injuries on the offensive line... graduated from Georgia Tech in December, 2007... was in the starting lineup 47 consecutive games -- the longest streak among non-kickers.
2007: Started all 13 games and played both guard positions... a key figure in helping Georgia Tech lead the ACC in rushing and assisting Tashard Choice in leading all ACC players in rushing for the second straight year... also played a prominent role in Tech tying for first in the ACC in fewest sacks allowed.
2006: Started every game at left guard . . . Part of an offensive line that blocks for the ACC's second-best rushing attack, including ACC rushing leader Tashard Choice (1,473 yards).
2005: Played his best game of the season against 13th-ranked Georgia, which entered the game ranked among the nation's top 10 defenses . . . Had a career-best 15 knockdown blocks against the Bulldogs as Tech rushed for 172 yards . . . Helped Tech lead the ACC in fewest sacks allowed.
2004: Earned Freshman All-ACC honors from The Sporting News . . . Moved into the starting lineup beginning with the Maryland game, following a season-ending injury to Brad Brezina . . . Started the last eight games at left guard . . . Redshirted in 2003.
HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-region selection by PrepStar . . . Three-time all-county selection . . . Also an Academic All-District selection . . . Three-year letterman and team captain for coach Pat Fulbright at Angleton High.
PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Derrell Rhodes . . . Born June 12, 1985 . . . Parents are Roy and Rosemary Rhodes . . . Majoring in management.