Rhodes shared the award with Will Hyden of Memphis, who intercepted a pass and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers win at Houston. He finished the game with 11 tackles, including eight solo stops.
Rhodes had two interceptions in Louisville's 47-28 win over Tulane last Friday. He returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown and also added six tackles.
The junior from Bessemer, Ala., is the second Cardinal to garner such accolades this season, joining Robert McCune as the other.
The Cardinals (6-1, 2-1 C-USA) will face ECU on Saturday, October 25 , at 2:00 p.m. The game will be televised live on WDRB-TV 41.