- Position: Safety
- School: Georgia Tech
- High School: Charlotte, NC (Olympic HS)
- Years: 1972-1974
- Inducted: 2002
- Place of Birth: Atlanta, GA
- Date of Birth: Dec 02, 1953
- Jersey Number: 23
- Height: 5-10
- Weight: 179
Member BiographyIn the great history of Georgia Tech football, Randy
Rhino was the first Yellow Jacket to be a three-time
While a member of the freshman team, Rhino was a
running back, when one day an assistant coach suggested
that he move to defense. At that point in his career
Rhino bought the idea, "What did I know, I just wanted
to make the varsity."
Joining the varsity in 1972, Rhino collected eight
interceptions, averaging 21.4 yards per return.
Against Rice he had three interceptions in one game.
He also made 72 tackles, ten of which saved touchdowns.
Randy was a valuable special team performer as his
experience as a running back helped him lead the nation
in punt return average, with a 17.6 average, including
one return that went for a 96-yard touchdown. His
performance led to his gaining first team All-America
As a junior, Rhino improved his All-America status to
that of a consensus choice and repeated as a first team
pick in his 1974 senior season for Coach Pepper
His single season mark of 441 punt return yards was a
school record until it was broken by his son, Kelley
Rhino. Tech football runs deep in the Rhino family as
Randy's father Chappell played on the 1952 national
championship team, and his brother Danny played in the
Randy played five years in the Canadian League, gaining
All-Pro status three times.