Blue 27, Gray 24
Ellerbee and Womac named First Team All-Conference USA
Head coach David Bailiff held his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Southern Miss 43, Rice 34
RIce vs. Southern Miss --Homecoming 2017 2:30 p.m.
The Blue defeated the Gray 27-24 in the annual Spring Game on April 21, 2018
Rice hosted North Texas on Senior Day
Rice met ODU in Norfolk, VA on November 18
Rice hosted Southern Miss for Homecoming '17
Rice faced UAB on November 4, 2017
C-USA Honor Roll 2015
All Conference USA 2017 (Honorable Mention)
Conference USA All-Freshman 2015
Lead the team with 697 all purpose yards and second with 400 yards rushing, despite the switch to wide receiver... Topped 1,000 career rushing yards with a career-long, 70-yard touchdown run at UAB... Combined with Jackson Tyner on a 70-yard TD reception at Pitt to become the first Owl to have two plays from scrimmage of at least 70 yards since Jordan Taylor in 2013... Scoring reception with Jackson Tyner was the longest reception by an Owl since Jordan Taylor combined with Driphus Jackson on an 88-yard touchdown on the game's first play vs. North Texas in 2014. .. Scored the Owls first points outside the United States on a 23-yard run in the fourth quarter vs. Stanford... Fifth on the Rice career list with 53 kickoff returns and stands sixth with 1,057 return yards.
Only running back to see action in all 12 games... Tied for team lead with six touchdowns, led with 327 yards in kick returns and with 721 all-purpose yards and third with 343 yards rushing. .. Sixth on the Rice career list with 47 kickoff returns and seventh with 979 return yards... James Sykes (52) is fifth on the return chart, while Shane Turner (1,021) is next on the yardage list... Posted season highs with 74 yards rushing and 180 all-purposes yards at LA Tech... Scored a career-high three touchdowns against Prairie View, catching his first two career TD passes and adding a third on the ground... Scored a career-long, 37-yard TD run at Army... Returned three kicks for 65 yards vs. Baylor and has 205 career returns vs. the Bears in two games.
Earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors in his initial campaign... Led Owls with 1,097 all-purpose yards , 652 kickoff return yards, 5.8 rushing yards per carry and was second with 437 yards rushing... Recorded 241 all-purpose yards vs. Southern Miss, including 176 KO return yards (seventh best in school history)... Returned nine kickoffs (tied for second at Rice)... Eighth in C-USA in kickoff returns with a 21.4 average... Ranks fifth on the Rice season chart with 622 KO return yards... Averaged 35 yards on 4 returns vs. Baylor including a long of 74, the longest return by an Owl since Jeremy Eddington took one back 97 yards at UTEP in 2013... Topped 100 yards rushing and compiled 189 all-purpose yards in his collegiate debut vs. Wagner.
Crosby High School
Joins his twin brother Aston at Rice after dominating District 19-4A over the last three years... District 19-4A Player of the Year and a member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All Texas High School Team... Two-time, All-State selection... Ran for 2,704 yards on just 201 carries and scored 34 touchdowns as a senior and completed his career with 6,062 yards rushing (on 613 carries) and 71 touchdowns in addition to catching 66 passes for 860 yards and seven scores... A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football's Texas Top 300 and on the Houston Chronicle Top 100 as a running back.
Full name: Austin Rashad Walter... Born: Aug. 17 at Houston... Parents: Anthony and Dian Walter (one brother)... Rice major: Psychology and Managerial Studies... Rice College: Lovett.