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Connor Cella
Connor  Cella

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Katy

High School:
Taylor

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 260

Position:
TE

Experience:
3L


11/18/2016

17 Seniors To Be Honored Saturday

Senior Day 2016

10/15/2016

Furious Finish Falls Short

UTSA hangs on to defeat Rice 14-13

08/04/2016

David Bailiff Media Day Press Conference Quotes

Coach Bailiff held his first press conference of the year in advance of fall practice.

07/06/2016

Cella Named to Mackey Award Watch List

Top collegiate tight end

06/17/2016

Lyons Leads Six Owls on Athlon's Preseason C-USA Team

Named to second team

11/26/2016

Rice-Stanford

Rice ended the 2016 season by taking on Stanford on November 26

11/24/2016

2016 Senior Carry Off

Per tradition, the members of the senior class were carried from the field after their last practice at Rice Stadium.

11/19/2016

Rice 44, UTEP 24

Rice downed UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day 2016

10/30/2016

Rice-Louisiana Tech

Rice faced Louisiana Tech on October 29

10/22/2016

Rice - Prairie View

Rice defeated Prairie View 65-44

Rice
Solid perform enjoyed a career year as a senior.

2016
Caught a career-best 31 passes this season, including 24 in the last seven games... Catch total more than doubled his career total (27) heading into his senior year... Has at least one catch in 11 consecutive games, tops on the team... Caught a career-high six vs. UTSA. Hauled in a career-best, 64-yard TD pass from Tyler Stehling in the opening minute at Army, the first TD toss of more than 60 to a Rice tight end since Chase Clement connected with James Case from 61 yards out vs. Tulane in 2007... Named to the Preseason Mackey Award Watch List and Preseason All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports.

2015
Set a career-high with 209 yards receiving and tied his career best with 13 catches... Added to the Mackey Award midseason Watch List... Missed the Army game with an injury... Had a career-long 60 yarder that set up the Rice's first TD in the fourth quarter comeback at FAU... Finished with a career-high 76 yards on three catches, averaged 25.3 per catch (also a career best)... Caught a career-high five at North Texas.

2014
Missed the opening weeks of the season after suffering an injury in the Owls' final scrimmage of training camp but returned to action vs. ODU in a reserve role... Made his first start vs. USM and caught his second career TD pass... Suffered an injury on the Owls' first series at Army and missed the remainder of the season... Credited with an eight-yard rush on a throw from Tyler Stehling vs. ODU that was ruled a lateral.

2013
Found the end zone for the first time in his career in the C-USA Championship game, catching an 8-yard jump pass from Luke Turner... Grabbed a pair of passes at UAB, the second coming on 1st down in overtime... Caught four passes for 52 yards in his first collegiate action at Texas A&M... Started the game and caught a 26-yarder from Taylor McHargue on the Owls' first play of the year.

2012
Redshirted.

Katy Taylor High School
All District 19-5A selection at defensive end for coach Flint Risien at Taylor HS... Also saw action at tight end and was tabbed by Dave Campbell's Texas Football as the 6th best tight end recruit in their 2011 postseason edition... Three-year starter in both football and basketball at Katy Taylor and earned all district honors as well in basketball. Named Katy Taylor's Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... All-Academic first team.

Personal
Full Name: Connor Matthew Cella... Born: Oct. 8, 1993 at Lafayette, La. ... Parents: Gene and Lea Cella... Rice college: Duncan... Rice major: Sport Management.

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