Offense combined for 499 yards.
Chris Thurmond previews the Owls defense
Looks to expand role after seeing extensive action in 2016.
Credited with 18 tackles in his first extensive action... Made his first career start at KAT in the opener at WKU... Credited with five tackles and broke up a pass in his starting debut.
Saw only action of the year against Wagner before redshirting.
Hightower High School
Missed most of his senior season because of an injury... A member of the Houston Chronicle's Houston Top 100 and the Vype Magazine preseason Top 100 for coach Padriac McGinnis for the Hurricanes... Also earned two letters in track... Four-time Academic All-District selection... Carries a 3.6 GPA.
Full name: Christian Bertrand... Born: August 27, 1997 at Beaumont ... Parents: Christopher Bertrand and Ivonne Lander (one sister)... Rice Major: Kinesiology.... Rice College: Martel