ULM backup QB moves to the secondary

Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Zach Rhodes is moving to defense.

Rhodes, who hasn’t played in a collegiate game since 2007, was supposed to be a part of a heated quarterback battle that also included last year’s starter Trey Revell, part-time starter Cody Wells and redshirt freshman Kolton Browning.

Rhodes worked out at the Hawk position Wednesday, a hybrid spot that acts like a rover in the secondary. The move is permanent and Rhodes, a senior, will try to replace former defensive captain James Truxillo, who held the position last year.

Rhodes started his collegiate career at SMU in 2006. After a redshirt season, he played quarterback and wide receiver for the Mustangs. He played in six games for SMU, completed 8-of-15 passes for 81 yards a touchdown and an interception. He also had 32 rushing yards. He didn’t record a catch.

He sat out in 2008 because of NCAA transfer rules and left the team in 2009 for personal reasons.