2007-08: Member of the Rice Owls' football team who joined the basketball program Dec. 3 ... would see first playing time later in the same week when he came off the bench late in the Texas game ... in second career outing, scored three points, going 3-for-4 from the free throw line at Lamar ... also had a rebound and a steal while playing two, first-half minutes against Lamar ... scored his first field goal of the season in final non-conference regular-season game at Oklahoma ... accounted for scoring in two sports against teams from the state of Oklahoma ... scored lone points on the gridiron with a TD reception against Tulsa in the final football game of the 2007 season ... in addition to five points and three rebounds at UTEP, almost doubled his previous playing time in a game, seeing 15 minutes of action in El Paso ... after not seeing playing time in midweek home game against Houston, played a career-high 25 minutes on the road at Southern Miss ... had a career-high six-point, three-rebound game against USM to go along with two assists, his first of the season, and a steal.
Rice Football, 2007: Caught four passes for 53 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore ... first career touchdown reception came in season-ending shootout with Tulsa (24-yard TD reception in 48-43 loss) ... first start of the season came at Texas as the Owls opened in a two, tight end formation ... picked up his first career catch in the game, good for 13 yards.
Rice Football, 2006: Made his collegiate debut as a tight end vs. Houston ... also played as a reserve against UCLA before starting at TE against Texas when Will Moss was held out ... saw action at both offensive tackle and tight end against Florida State ... started again at tight end at Tulane, UTEP and East Carolina.
Rice Football, 2005: Red-shirted as a true freshman.
The Oakridge School: 2005 graduate of The Oakridge School in Arlington ... Two-way all-Southwest Preparatory Conference lineman for coaches Mike Fielder at Oakridge and Mark Diaz at L.D. Bell High in Hurst as a sophomore... Oakridge's most valuable defensive lineman in both 2003 and '04 ... twice named to the Texas Private Sports all-state team and Fort Worth Star-Telegram's all-area team ... member of area top 100 lists by the Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News ... preseason member of the top 300 list in Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... had 88 tackles, four sacks and 19 pancakes as a senior, and 144 tackles in his Oakridge career ... helped the Owls to the 2003 SPC championship ... also all-SPC in track and basketball, and second-team all-District 5-5A in basketball as a sophomore at Bell ... chose Rice over UCLA, Stanford, SMU, San Diego State, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and TCU.
Personal: Born May 8, 1987 in San Diego, Calif. ... son of Warren and SaVannah Talbert ... father played basketball at Western Illinois while older brother, Warren, ran track at Michigan (2002-05).
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg 2007-08 21-0 174 8.3 10 26 .385 0 3 .000 8 14 .571 10 18 28/td> 1.3 41 0 4 10 1 4 28 1.3