Football holds annual banquet.
Chris Thurmond previews the Owls defense
Eight Owls honored on preseason list
Jackson Throws Three TDs To Earn Team MVP Honors
Chris Thurmond takes a look at the Owls defense
Rice fell to 4-7 with the loss to the Roadrunenrs
Rice defeated Fresno State 30-6 in the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl
Photos from the Rice Owls' 17-7 C-USA victory over UTSA on Nov. 8, 2014.
Rice opened its 2014 Football training camp on August 4.
First Scrimmage of 2014 Spring Football
Talented corner candidate who looks to take on a larger role after redshirting in 2013.
Preseason All C-USA fourth team by Phil Steele... Picked off his first career pass in the Hawai’i Bowl in addition to setting a career high with four unassisted tackles and matching his career-high in tackles (5)... Returned to action as the starter at the Dime corner over the later half of the season after missing the start of the year with an injury.. Posted his first five-tackle game vs. UTEP.
Redshirted but was twice named Scout Team Player of the Week.
One of eight true freshmen to play for the Owls... Saw action in 12 of 13 games... Early action was primarily on special teams, but stepped into the cornerback rotation when injuries created playing opportunities and also chipped in on kickoff returns late in the year... Had a pair of tackles at corner and added a third on punt coverage... Picked up both his tackles at corner vs. SMU... In addition to a punt coverage tackle at Memphis, recovered a Tulane fumble on a kickoff return to set up a Rice touchdown... Gave the Owls an early spark vs. Southern Miss with a 40-yard return on opening kickoff and then answered a Golden Eagle field goal with a 46-yard return to give Rice a short field that resulted in a touchdown... Named a finalist in the Southern Region for a National High School Scholar Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation... Teammate Alex Lyons was the region's winner.
Mays High School
Two-time, All-Metro and All-Region 6 AAAA selection for coach Dominic Calloway at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta... Three-year starter for the Raiders... Credited with 174 tackles, eight interceptions and 35 pass breakups in his career... Team captain as a senior... Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution "Georgia's Top 125"... Elected "Mr. Mays" as part of Homecoming as a senior... Play it Smart Student-Athlete of the Month for September, 2011... Runs track and led his 4x100 relay to a 4th place finish at the state championship ... Member of 1500+ SAT Club at Mays... Also active in his community... Helped organize and ship textbooks for children in Africa; distributed items to the homeless at Christmas; donated supplies to after-school programs; volunteered at soup kitchens; conducted arts and crafts activities with the Atlanta Union Mission; and donated and wrapped gifts for children in transitional housing... Named a finalist in the South region for the National Football Foundation High School Scholar-Athlete Award, along with fellow Owl Alex Lyons.
Full Name: John Thomas Blasingame IV ... Born: July 27, 1993 at Atlanta, Ga. ... Parents: Dr. John Thomas and Katrina Blasingame (one brother; two sisters)... Rice college: Brown... Rice major: Kinesiology.
Blue Defeats Gray, 30-17, in Annual Spring Game
04/08/2016 - The Blue squad used big plays to down the Gray team, 30-17, in the annual Spring Game, Friday afternoon at Rice Stadium.
Opener Moves to September 1
04/08/2016 - The Rice Owls’ 2016 football season opener against defending Conference USA champion Western Kentucky has moved from Sept. 3 to Thursday,...
Owls Announce 2016 Honor Jerseys
04/07/2016 - Three current members of the Rice Owls will don new jersey numbers for the first time during Friday’s Blue-Gray game as they honor three past...
Okam Named Defensive Line Coach
03/29/2016 - Rice head football coach David Bailiff announced on Tuesday that former Houston Texans defensive tackle Frank Okam has been promoted to defensive...
Football Holds Second Scrimmage of the Spring
03/24/2016 - The Rice football team completed its second scrimmage of spring camp Thursday afternoon.
Rice and Houston Add Football Games in 2020 & 2021
03/21/2016 - The Rice Owls and Houston Cougars, who will resume their cross-town series in 2017 and 2018, have agreed to continue the series with games in 2020 ...
Football Holds First Scrimmage of the Spring
03/18/2016 - The Rice football team completed its first scrimmage of spring camp Friday afternoon.
Spring Practice Update: The Quarterbacks
03/18/2016 - With one week of practice in the books, RiceOwls.com visited with all three quarterbacks for the Owls for an update.
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