Chelsey Rhodes
 Tailback
Ht. 6-0, Wt. 225, Class: Sr.
Hometown: Mashpee, Mass.
High School: Falmouth HS/New Hampton School
Major: Education
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Colgate: Finished his career as Colgate's second all-time leading rusher with 4,108 yards and 48 touchdowns ... earned four varsity letters ... played in 45 games with 26 starting assignments ... finished third in career scoring with 288 points ... was second all-time in 100-yard rushing games with 19 and second in 200-yard rushing games with five.

Patriot League: fifth all-time in rushing (4,108 yards) and third in scoring (288 points).

AS A SENIOR (2004) ... second team All-America by The Sports Network ... third team All-America by the Football Gazette ... first team all-Patriot League ... first team all-Atlantic Region by Football Gazette ... first team all-Eastern College Athletic Conference ... finished 16th in the nation (I-AA) in rushing with 108.18 yards per game and 15th in scoring with 8.73 points per game ... led the Patriot League in rushing, was second in scoring, third in all-purpose running (115.7 yards per game) and 8th in total offense (108.2 yards per game) ... carried 295 times for 1,190 yards and 16 touchdowns ... caught six passes for 35 yards ... named CollegeSportsReport.com Performer of the Week in win over Princeton ... had five games with over 100 yards rushing including a 208-yard performance against Holy Cross ... scored a rushing touchdowns in all but one game with a season-high four against Holy Cross

AS A JUNIOR (2003) ... winner of the Walter Payton Award, given to the outstanding Division I-AA Player in the Nation (second Colgate player to win the honor) ... named to the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, The Sports Network, Football Gazette and CSTV All-America teams ... named Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year ...  rushed for a school and NCAA Division I-AA record 2,326 yards ... broke the Division I-AA record for rushes in a season (450), most touchdowns scored by rushing in a season (29) and most games gaining 100 yards or more in a season (12), and tied the marks for most consecutive games gaining 100 yards or more (11) and most touchdowns scored in a season (29) ... set new Colgate standards for rushing yards in a game (280 vs. Holy Cross) and points scored in a season (174) ... finished third in the nation in rushing yards per game (145.38) and third in scoring with 10.88 points per game ... his 87-yard touchdown run against Holy Cross equaled the fifth longest in school history … named The Sports Network Offensive Player of the Week vs. Holy Cross … played in all 16 games - starting the final 14 contests.

(2002) ... missed the entire season while off-campus.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2001) ... played in nine games with one starting assignment (vs. Maine) ... was Colgate’s second leading rusher with 498 yards on 94 carries ... scored two touchdowns (vs. Princeton and Holy Cross) ... averaged 5.3 yards per carry ... caught eight passes for 31 yards ... averaged 17.5 yards on two kickoff returns ... had two 100-yard performances with a season-high 150 yards on 20 carries against Princeton.

AS A FRESHMAN (2000) ... played in nine games ... earned his first varsity letter ... carried 15 times for 94 yards and one touchdown ... averaged a team-high 6.3 yards per carry ... best outing was a 54-yard effort against Dartmouth on five carries ... scored his lone TD on a six-yard run against St. Mary’s.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 1999 graduate of Falmouth High School in Falmouth, Massachusetts ... lettered three years with the Clippers ... played tailback and defensive back in his senior year ... served as captain ... first team all-Cape Cod and Old Colony all-star in junior and senior seasons ... Eastern Massachusetts all-star in senior year ... coached by Ed Winslow ... lettered in basketball and lacrosse.

PREP SCHOOL: Attended New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire ... team’s most valuable player ... all-New England and New England Prep School “Player of the Year” ... school’s all-time leading rusher breaking the mark previously held by Marv Hubbard (Colgate 1965-67) ... rushed for 2,083 yards and 26 TD’s ... team won New England Super Bowl ... coached by Craig Kozens.

PERSONAL: Major is Education … parents are Sherry and Doug Galvin of Mashpee, Massachusetts and Calvin Branch of Springfield, Massachusetts … born January 30, 1981 in Hartford, Connecticut … has two sisters … full name is Jamaal Calvin Branch.

Career Statistics
Year Rushes Yds TD LG Avg/C Avg/G
2000 15 94 1 30 6.3 10.4            
2001 94 498 2 31 5.3 55.3            
2003 450 2326 29 87 5.2 145.4            
2004 295 1190 16 76 4.0 108.2            
Totals 854 4108 48 87 4.8 91.3            
 
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