Rice became bowl-eligible for the second time in as many years in the Owls' 45-7 victory over UTEP.
Oct. 26, 2013
Continues to find playing time on both sides of the ball.
Opened the year at WR and had catches in two of first three games despite playing with a cast.. Moved to defense for several games, but then returned to offense and made starts at wide receiver vs. UTSA and Marshall... Caught one pass for 16 and added a kick return for 29 in the opener at Notre Dame.
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.