In advance of their final game at Rice Stadium on Friday, we salute our 19 seniors.
Completed his career with a win in the Hawai'i Bowl where he picked off the 13th pass of his career, which matched Hugh Keeney and Dan Dawson for second at Rice... Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game with fellow Owl Jordan Taylor.
Credited with a career-high 43 tackles as a senior...Set up Rice's first score at Marshall with his 12th career interception...Matched up against NT's Carlos Harris and held him 3 catches, half his season average...Credited with his first career solo sack, and first of any kind since 2011 when he forced Hawaii's Ikaika Woolsey to ground the ball... Credited with a season high six tackles and also broke up a pass vs. UH... Member of the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List... First-team preseason All C-USA by Phil Steele and second team by Athlon both as a cornerback and as a punt returner.
Second team All-Conference USA selection by league coaches... Led the team with 10 PBU and 13 passes defended, tied for second with three interceptions... Picked off his third pass of season and 11th of his career vs. UTEP... 11 interceptions is tied for fourth in school history... Set up the Owls winning score with his second interception and return of 22 yards vs. FAU... Picked off his 9th career pass vs. Kansas, his third career pick vs. Jayhawks.
Season was cut short by an injury, but returned to form in the Armed Forces Bowl... Credited with five tackles in his return to the field... Picked off two passes at Kansas to increase his career total to eight... Second interception late in the fourth quarter set the Owls up near midfield and in position for Chris Boswell's game-winning field goal... Credited with 33 tackles (25 solo) and a career-best two tackles for loss... Credited with a career-high eight tackles vs. Marshall... Broke up seven passes and has 16 in 16 career games... Had a breakup in six of eight games this year. ... Preseason All C-USA by league coaches and Blue Ribbon Football... Named to Phil Steele's All C-USA preseason second team and to the CFPA Defensive Back Trophy Watch List, as announced by the College Football Performance Awards.
Freshman All-American by Sporting News and Scout.com... Second team all-conference by Rivals.com and third team by Phil Steele... C-USA All Freshman team and honorable mention All-Conference USA selection by league coaches...
Led C-USA in interceptions (6) and second in passes defended (15)... Tied for sixth nationally in interceptions and 14th in passes defended... Lead all FBS freshmen with his six interceptions and second in passes defended... All of his interceptions came in the last nine games after playing role expanded due an injury to Philip Gaines... Callahan intercepted passes in three consecutive games (four total) before being shut out in the final two games... Over those last four games, he had a total of 12 passes thrown his way, picking off three, breaking up four others and two fell incomplete. One of the three completions came on fourth down, and Callahan made the tackle short of the first down marker to turn the ball over to Rice... Six interceptions were the most for an Owl since Dan Dawson matched the school record of seven in 2000... His his pick of Case Keenum was only the third of the year off the Houston QB... Matched his career-high with five tackles vs. Houston... Credited with a season-high five tackles vs. Tulsa and also matched his season high with a pair of PBUs... Made his first career start vs. Memphis... Became the first Owl since Brandon King in 2008 to pick off a pair of passes with his first two career interceptions at Southern Miss... Made his debut against Texas... Credited with his first career tackle vs. Purdue while also returning his first two career punts for a total of 15 yards (long of 10).
Cy Woods High School
First-team 5A All State by the AP and Named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football's 2009 All-Texas High School team... Two-time All-District 15-5A selection for coach David Jones, leading the Wildcats into the playoffs in each of their first two seasons of varsity football... Ranked by Dave Campbell's Texas Football as one of the top 20 defensive backs in Texas and a member of its Top 300... Member of the Houston Chronicle's Top 100... Reached the Division I semifinals in 2008 and quarterfinals as a senior... Recorded 136 tackles and 8 interceptions on defense, 167 receiving yards and two touchdowns on offense and averaged 25.8 yards on punt returns and 21.2 yards on kickoff returns as a senior... Honorable Mention Academic All State... Intercepted a pass in the 2010 THSCA All-Star game.
Full Name: Bryce Jordan Callahan... Born: Oct. 23, 1991 at Moscow, Idaho... Parents: Heide Callahan and Stephen Williams, Houston... (one brother, one sister)...Father ran track at Idaho from 1984-88... Rice major: Kinesiology. Rice College: Wiess.