Rice became bowl-eligible for the second time in as many years in the Owls' 45-7 victory over UTEP.
Oct. 26, 2013
Walk-on linebacker who earned extensive playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2013... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll during his redshirt year.
Has seen action in all 10 games and picked up his first tackle vs. UTSA.
Made his debut in the opener at Texas A&M on special teams... Credited with four tackles on the year, including stops in each of the last three games.
Redshirted... Earned a place on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Keller High School
Recorded 109 tackles and an interception as an inside linebacker in his senior season for coach Kevin Atkinson... Named team MVP and earned academic all-state honors as well... Second-team all-District 7-5A... Notched 301 career tackles with a pair of interceptions and two touchdowns as a three-year starter... Also lettered in basketball... Class president as a sophomore and senior... Served three years as a mentor at Florence Elementary.
Full name: Chandler Mason Watkins... Born: Aug. 14, 1993 in Fort Worth... Parents: Rex and Cathy Watkins (two sisters)... Cousin, Michael Young, played baseball at Mississippi College (1988-90)... Rice major: Civil Engineering... Rice College: Hanszen.