|Born:||December 2, 1953|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|NFL draft||1975 / Round: 14 / Pick: 344|
|Drafted by||New Orleans Saints|
|1981||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1977, 1978, 1981|
|CFL East All-Star||1977, 1978, 1981|
|Awards||James P. McCaffrey Trophy (1978)|
Rhino grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and led Olympic High School to a state football championship final game. For college he played for Georgia Tech's Yellow Jackets, where he was a first-team All-American.
He began his pro career in the World Football League (WFL), playing for the Charlotte Hornets in 1975, where he intercepted three passes (one for a touchdown), caught one pass on offense for a touchdown, and returned punts and kickoffs. He joined the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and played 74 games over five seasons (1976 to 1980) and . He intercepted 18 passes and returned them for 404 yards, was an all star twice, and won a Grey Cup in 1977. He joined the Ottawa Rough Riders for one season, 1981, and was again an all star.