Rice defeated Southern Miss 44-17 at Rice Stadium on October 27
Rice - Athletic presence along the defensive front wall in his first season of action.
2012 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.
Personal - 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.