Eighth Owl drafted since 2009
More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
Will forego senior season
Scores go-ahead touchdown and shuts out Mean Green in second half
Rice notches 41-21 road win at West Point
A look back at some Owls currently in the NFL helping move in the freshmen at the start of O Week.
March 25, 2015 The Owls held their annual Pro Day at Rice Stadium on Wednesday.
Photos from the Rice Owls' 41-21 victory over North Texas (Oct. 25, 2014)
Rice opened the 2014 season on the road at Notre Dame.
Rice held its 2014 Blue-Gray Spring Game on April 11
Selected by the Houston Texans in the compensatory phase of the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Chose to enter NFL Draft after an injury shortened 2014 campaign... First Owl to leave early for the NFL Draft since James Casey in 2009 (also drafted by the Texans)... Looking to become the first Rice interior defensive lineman drafted since Clenzie Pierson was taken by the Giants in the 11th round of the 1983 draft.
All C-USA (Phil Steele, Athlon)
All-America (Phil Steele, third team)
Outland Trophy Watch List
Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
Bronko Nagurski Watch List
Consensus preseason honors candidate and watch list selection who switched from No. 56 to No. 1 to honor ND Kalu as part of the Owls' Honor Jersey program before his season was cut short by an injury... Saw his season come to an end after an injury at FIU resulted in knee surgery... Missed two earlier games after an injury at Texas A&M... Credited with 1.5 sacks and broke up a pass to go with five tackles vs. North Texas... Credited with seven stops, one for loss and recovered a fumble vs. Army as Owls held the Cadets 69 yards under their season rushing average... Credited with his first sack of the year vs. Hawai'i...
First-team All C-USA pick by league coaches as well as Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All-Texas College second team... Member of 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... First sophomore DT from Rice to be honored as first-team, all-conference since the return of two-platoon football... Lead team with career-high 11.5 tackles for loss among his 59 stops, including four sacks... Had 4.5 TFL in last five games despite playing with heavy cast on right hand after suffering thumb injury at NT...Credited with a career-best six unassisted tackles vs. UAB... Made first contact with the ball in each of the Owls first two defensive TDs last season ... Partially deflected pass that Michael Kutzler caught and ran back for a TD vs. Kansas and blocked the field goal vs. Houston that Alex Lyons returned for a score. Credited with a career-best 2.5 TFL vs. Kansas. Credited with a career-best 2.5 TFL vs. Kansas.
Closed out a rock-solid redshirt freshman by being named to USA Today's All-Bowl team for his efforts vs. Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl... Solidified on of the two interior defensive line questions for the Owls heading into the season, with 20 hurries and finishing with 43 tackles (25 solo), eight tackles for loss, five sacks, forcing one fumble and breaking up a pass... Led all C-USA freshmen and was tied for second nationally among first year players with five sacks... Closed strongly with a TFL in each of the last five, including sacks in four of the last five... Top tackle effort was seven vs. Marshall.
Vancouver College Prep
Provincial Defensive MVP while leading the Fighting Irish to the Provincial Championship... Ranked as the top defensive lineman in Canada... Credited with 83 tackles, including 15 sacks as a senior... Had 276 tackles and 38 sacks in his career... Credited with four tackles in the 2010 National Underclassmen Combine All World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C.
Full name: Christian Coral Cleveland Covington... Born: Oct. 16, 1993 at Vancouver, British Columbia... Parents: Grover and Natasha Covington, Vancouver (two sisters)... Father is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame after a standout career with the Hamilton Ti-Cats from 1981-91... Rice major: Kinesiology... Rice College: Duncan.
Owls Welcome 17 Players in the Class of 2017
02/01/2017 - Rice head football coach David Bailiff announced Wednesday the names of 17 high school seniors who have signed National Letters of Intent to join...
Rice and Stanford Set for Opener Down Under
01/30/2017 - The Rice Owls will open their 2017 season facing the same opponent they met in the 2016 finale --but in a far more exotic locale--as Rice and...
C-USA Announces 2017 Football Schedules
01/26/2017 - Rice will open its 13th season of Conference USA football on the road in El Paso on September 9, kicking off an eight-game slate that will feature ...
Rice Scholar Athletes Honored
02/26/2017 - Rice Athletics and the R Association honored some of its best and brightest on Sunday evening as the 2017 Rice Scholar Athletes and Honor Athletes ...
Beschorner to Guide Owls QBs
01/25/2017 - Rice head football coach David Bailiff announced on Wednesday that he has hired former Division II All-America quarterback Wesley Beschorner as the...
Bailiff Announces New Defensive Staff Members
01/18/2017 - Brian Stewart, who has coordinated defenses at both the NFL and FBS levels, and Scott Vestal, who has coached defensive backs in both the Big 12...
McGuffie Wins First World Cup Gold
12/16/2016 - Former Rice standout Sam McGuffie opened his second season with the US Bobsled team in impressive fashion, teaming with three-time Olympic medalist...
Ellerbee, Martin and McGaskey Honored by Phil...
12/14/2016 - Linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, center Trey Martin and strong safety Tabari McGaskey have named by Phil Steele to his 2016 All-Conference USA squad. ...
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