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Christian Covington

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Vancouver, British Columbia

High School:
Vancouver College Prep

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 300

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
10/16/1993

Experience:
2L


08/19/2014

Covington Added to Lott Impact Trophy Watch List

Junior defensive tackle among 42 players on list for top defensive player award

07/22/2014

Three Owls Named to CFPA Watch Lists

Callahan, Covington and Farrimond receive more preseason attention

07/16/2014

Three Owls on C-USA Coaches Preseason Team

NT edges Rice as preseason pick in the West

07/14/2014

Covington Named to Rotary Lombardi Watch List

Fourth award to add him to watch list

07/11/2014

Callahan Named to Thorpe Award Watch List

Third among active NCAA players with 11 interceptions

04/16/2014

2014 Blue-Gray Game

Rice held its 2014 Blue-Gray Spring Game on April 11

03/24/2014

First Spring Scrimmage

First Scrimmage of 2014 Spring Football

03/15/2014

2014 Spring Football; 1st day in pads

The Owls pulled on the pads for the first time in 2014

02/12/2014

C-USA Football Championship-Gallery II

A second gallery of photos from the 2013 C-USA Football Championship

02/10/2014

Rice Wins C-USA Championship

Rice defeated Marshall 41-24 to win the C-USA Championship on December 7.

Rice
Consensus preseason honors candidate and watch list selection who is switching from No. 56 to No. 1 as he honors ND Kalu as part of the Owls' Honor Jersey program.

2014 Preseason
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

2013
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.

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.

2011
Redshirted.

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.

Personal
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.

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