31st annual banquet
Rice ended the 2016 season by taking on Stanford on November 26
Rice downed UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day 2016
Rice hosted FAU at Rice Stadium on November 5.
Rice faced Louisiana Tech on October 29
Rice defeated Prairie View 65-44
Showed great productivity down the stretch.
Stepped into the starting role down the stretch and enjoyed great productivity, finishing with a career-best 23 tackles... Started the last five games.... Credited with a career-best six tackles at LA Tech in his first start of year... Returned a blocked PAT for the first defensive return for the Owls since Brandon King in 2007 for the Owls first two points at LA Tech.
Saw action in five games... Made nine tackles with one pass breakup... Had a season-high four tackles against Army, but was injured and missed the remainder of the year..
Earned his first playing time as a redshirt freshman and enjoyed increasing productivity as year progressed... Picked up 12 of his 18 tackles in the last four games... Helped spark the Owls second-half explosion vs. North Texas, forcing a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half.... Credited with a season-high three solo stops vs. UTSA.
Redshirted and earned one Scout Team Player of the Week.
Cinco Ranch High School
Second team All-District 19-5A selection at quarterback as a senior for coach Don Clayton at Cinco Ranch, which has produced a number of current Owls including LB James Radcliff and DE Tanner Leland... A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football's Top 300 as an athlete... Named to the Houston Chronicle's Top 100... Threw for nearly 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior while setting a school record for completion percentage (66.5 percent) and over 3,000 yards and 29 TDs in two seasons... Also credited with 91 tackles on defense... Team captain as a senior... Academic All-State and Academic All-District selection... Elected to the Superintendent's Round Table and received the school's Outstanding Academic Achievement Award... Member of the National Honor Society and volunteers with Katy Christian Ministries... Started in the outfield for the baseball team as a sophomore.
Full name: Cole Andrew Thomas... Born: Dec. 15, 1994 at Houston... Parents: David and Lisa Thomas (two brothers)... Rice major: Economics... Rice College: Baker.
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