Dominic Rhodes, Super Bowl XLI Stand-Out, Signs Deal To Play In UFL

Ed Kapp@ IJuly 2, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 21:  Running back Dominic Rhodes #38 of the Indianapolis Colts before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 21, 2008 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Reports have surfaced which indicate that in 2010 former star running back Dominic Rhodes, 31, will join Jay Gruden's Florida Huskers of the United Football League.

Despite going unselected after an impressive career as a ball-carrier at Midwestern State in the 2001 NFL Draft, Rhodes enjoyed a fairly fulfilling career in the NFL over the course of the last decade as an Indianapolis Colt, Oakland Raider, and a brief stint as a Buffalo Bill.

Rhodes achieved a great deal of success in his first season, setting an NFL record for rushing yardage by an undrafted rookie with over 1,100 yards on the ground in 2001. However, Rhodes was never again a full-time starting running back in the big league.

Despite being utilized primarily as a role-player throughout the majority of his career, Rhodes has amassed over 4,000 total yards, scored 30 touchdowns, and was an integral member of the 2006 Colts Super Bowl winning squad.

Because he has been used sparingly throughout the majority of his career, it is foreseeable that Rhodes has enough left to make an impact in the UFL in the coming season. Unfortunately for Rhodes, the former star of Super Bowl XLI must compete with former NFL tailbacks Tatum Bell, Aveion Cason, and Maurice Hicks.