Rice defeated Marshall 41-24 to win the C-USA Championship on December 7.
Continued to excel in his second year of starting on the defensive line, earning All C-USA honors as well as Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All-Texas College second team... Member of 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013 First-team All C-IUSA pick by league coaches...Leads team with career-high 9.5 tackles for loss among his 51 stops, including four sacks... Has 2.5 TFL in last four games despite playing with heavy cast on right hand after suffering thumb injury at UNT... Credited with a career-best six unassisted tackles vs. UAB...
Has made first contact with the ball in each of the Owls first two defensive TDs this season... Partially deflected pass that Michael Kutzler ran back for a TD vs. Kansas and blocked the field goal vs. Houston that Alex Lyons returned... Credited with a career-best 2.5 TFL vs. Kansas...Led all C-USA freshmen D-linemen with five sacks as a freshman.
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, SC.
Full name: Christian Coral Cleveland Covington... Born: October 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: Undeclared... Rice College: Duncan.