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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


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

03/11/2016

Spring Football Preview: Offense

Billy Lynch previews the Owls offense

11/28/2015

Second Half Surge Sends Seniors Out With Win

Owls down Charlotte 27-7

08/19/2016

Training Camp 2016

Shots from Training Camp 2016

08/18/2016

Training Camp '16 Second Scrimmage

The Owls held their second scrimmage of 2016 on Thursday

10/03/2015

Rice vs. WKU (10-3-15)

Hilltoppers down the Owls, 49-10.

09/22/2015

Rice 38, North Texas 24

Rice won its C-USA opener at North Texas on September 19

09/16/2015

Texas 42, Rice 28

Texas defeated Rice 42-28 in Austin on September 12

Rice
Named Preseason All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports and to the Preseason Mackey Award Watch List.

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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