Owls fall in international debut
2017 Training Camp
The Blue squad put up 494 yards of total offense.
Owls blast UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day
Downs Rice 42-25
Houston retained possession of the Bayou Bucket with a 38-3 win on September 16.
USATSI Gallery - Rice @ Houston
Rice held its second scrimmage of 2017 Fall Camp on Saturday, August 12
Rice ended the 2016 season by taking on Stanford on November 26
Rice downed UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day 2016
Explosive threat who enjoyed a productive sophomore season.. C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2015).
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.