Wayne Graham said -- "Jeremy helped us when pitched for us before and he is trying to come back. He has potential."
Rice -- 2012: Was sidelined before the start of the season and did not play... Gained a redshirt year... 2011: Finished with the third-most relief outings (20) on the staff... Fifth on the team with 21 total appearances, with all but one out of the bullpen... Final pitcher in a game six times, tying for the Owls' third-highest total... Maintained a steady 3.71 ERA in 26.2 innings... Held opposing hitters to a composite .245 batting average, the Owls' fourth-best mark for pitchers with at least that many innings... Averaged 9.8 strikeouts per 9.0 innings... Strikeouts-to-walks ratio was 2.1-to-1... Pitched at least 2.0 innings in a game six different times... ERA in eight appearances away from Reckling Park was 0.79 over 11.1 innings... Worked a scoreless 1.1 innings and struck out two on Opening Day against nationally-ranked Stanford... Was sensational in a road-rematch against Lamar, firing a career-long 4.0 scoreless frames while allowing just three hits, no walks and striking out a career-high five... Earned first career victory for that outing at Lamar... Won in relief with 2.0 scoreless frames in the finale against C-USA foe Marshall... After allowing the second of two hits to the Thundering Herd that day, he turned right around and picked the runners off base on the next play... Made first career start three days later (at Reckling Park against Louisiana), but didn't get any offensive support from his teammates as the Owls ended up getting shut out at home for the first time in two years... Later tallied 3.1 hitless relief innings with no walks in a road rematch against same Ragin' Cajuns squad... Played in the Coastal Plain League (Forest City Owls) over the summer... 2010: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Appeared in three games, all out of the bullpen... Made Division I debut against eventual NCAA Tournament participant California... Worked two-thirds of an inning against Cal without allowing any hits or runs in the opener of the four-game home series, his only Reckling Park appearance... Pitched in road games at Sam Houston State and Texas A&M... Threw a career-long 2.0 innings at Sam Houston, scattering three hits and a strikeout without allowing any runs.
High School - A 2009 graduate of Cy Woods High School in Cypress, Tex.... Emerged as one of the stars for the school's fledgling varsity baseball program, earning first team all-District 15-5A honors as a senior... Helped lead the team to a 21-7 record and bi-district championship... Went 6-2 with a 1.32 ERA on the mound, registering 85 strikeouts with just 12 walks... A 2009 Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association all-star... Maintained a 2.42 ERA with 45 strikeouts in the Wildcats' inaugural season of 2008... Coached by Thomas Loria... Earned academic all-state honors in 2009... Outstanding student who graduated seventh, summa cum laude, in his class of 946... Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll.
Personal - Full name: Jeremy Regan Fant. Born: January 11, 1991, in Midland, Tex. Parents: Bob and Jill Fant of Cypress, Tex. (one brother). College: Jones