Rice faced Texas A&M at Minute Maid Park on March 2
Wayne Graham said -"Connor is a freshman we think is going to play a lot. He's a big left-handed hitter who showed both offensive and defensive skills in the fall. Down the road he's a potential power hitter. He could start at first base or play at third in reserve."
High School - A 2012 graduate of Fort Bend Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Tex., just southwest of Houston... Helped lead the Cougars to a 30-7 record and to the 5A Region III finals before falling to the eventual state champion... Two-time first team all-district shortstop who batted .402 with 41 runs scored, 32 RBI and 23 stolen bases as senior... Went 4-1 on the mound with a 1.65 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 29.2 innings... Earned honorable mention all-state accolades after a sensational junior season where he batted .467 with six home runs and 32 RBI... Posted a 3-1 pitching record with a 1.80 ERA in 2011... Four-year starter for head coach Marc Jones... Versatile athlete who was also a varsity basketball letterman as a freshman.
Personal - Full name: Connor Harris Teykl. Born: October 20, 1993, in Sugar Land. Parents: Brian and Tibby Teykl of Sugar Land (one brother). Father was a football letterman at the University of Houston in 1983-84. Older brother, Trevor, played baseball at the University of Texas. College: Baker