Rice--Walk-on player who saw action in all 12 games to earn his second letter.
2008: Special team player who was forced into action at linebacker vs. Army and responded with a career-best five tackles... Followed that up with four stops vs. Marshall... Tied for second on the team with eight tackles on kickoffs....has a career 15 overall this year... Had played linebacker earlier in his career, but had seen action this year as a reserve rush end as well as on kickoff coverage.
2007: Saw playing time on special teams as well as logging time at linebacker in several games... was credited with his first career tackle against Houston. 2006: Saw action in five games on special teams. 2005: Redshirt.
High School -- 2005 graduate of Stratford High in suburban west Houston... Two-year starter for coach Eliot Allen as a fullback and linebacker... Second-team all-District 18-5A linebacker as a senior... Had 107 tackles, including six for losses, and two interceptions as a senior... Team captain... Won the H.M. Landram Award as the best defensive lineman in the Spring Branch ISD... Also played lacrosse for the Spartans, captaining the team his last two seasons... Carried a 6.44 grade point average (on a 6.5 scale)... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal -- Full Name: Ryan Alexander Craig... Born: June 27, 1987, at Houston... Parents: Steve and Dena Craig, Houston (two sisters)... Rice Major: economics/managerial studies.