Rice became bowl-eligible for the second time in as many years in the Owls' 45-7 victory over UTEP.
Oct. 26, 2013
Saw playing time on both sides of the ball in 2013, finishing up at wide receiver.
Broke a bone in his foot vs. Marshall and missed the Liberty Bowl... Made his first career catch in the C-USA title game (gain of 28) and returned three kickoffs for 76 yards, including a long of 30... Scored on his first career TD on his first career offensive touch, a four-yard run vs. Tulsa... Moved to wide receiver before Houston game after opening season with a start at corner in place of Phillip Gaines in the opener... Made first career start at Texas A&M and credited with a assist while also returning 3 kickoffs for 57 yards... Received a medical redshirt after being injured vs. UCLA.
Made his debut in the opener vs. UCLA but was injured and did not see further action and was granted a medical redshirt.
Gilmer High School
All-State, All-District 16-3A and the district's offensive MVP for coach Jeff Traylor at Gilmer HS... Set three school records, catching 85 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior... Also returned a pair of punts for scores... Played alongside teammate Luke Turner, who was Gilmer QB... Earned District Newcomer of the Year honors in track as a junior... National Honor Society... Mentors elementary students.
Full Name: Darrion Keeley Pollard... Born: Feb. 18, 1994 at Los Angeles, Calif. ... Parents: Deborah Pollard and Kelvin Keeley (two brothers, two sisters)... Rice College: Will Rice.