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Darik Dillard
Darik  Dillard

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
San Antonio

High School:
McArthur

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 205

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
11/11/1993

Experience:
2L


08/15/2015

Football Holds First Scrimmage of the Fall

The squad went for two hours at Rice Stadium.

04/09/2015

C-USA-Leading 246 Rice Athletes Named to Commissioner's Honor Roll

More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored

12/24/2014

OWLoha! Rice Defeats Fresno State in Hawai'i Bowl 30-6

Jackson Throws Three TDs To Earn Team MVP Honors

11/22/2014

Hull Sends Seniors Out in Style

Owls clinch third consecutive bowl berth

11/15/2014

Football's Streak Ends at Marshall

Thundering Herd claims 41-14 win

08/15/2015

Training Camp '15 First Scrimmage

Rice held its first scrimmage of Training Camp '15 on August 15

08/07/2015

Training Camp '15 Day Two

Rice held its second practice of the Owls' 2015 training camp on August 7

12/24/2014

2014 Hawai'i Bowl

Rice defeated Fresno State 30-6 in the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl

12/14/2014

Rice 31, FIU 17

Rice defeated FIU 31-17 on November 1.

12/10/2014

Rice 41, Army 21

Rice defeated Army 41-12 on October 11.

Rice
Key member of the backfield rotation who played a major role in several crucial wins in 2013... Two -time member of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2014 & 2015)

2014
Led the Owls in scoring with 72 points on 12 touchdowns (11 on the ground, 1 receiving). .. Joined his brother Jarett in leading the Owls in scoring... Jarett did it three consecutive years on his way to a school record 360 points (thanks to an NCAA record 60 TD receptions)... Has 16 career scores and the combined 76 TDs by the Dillard brothers moved them to within five of the best mark in NCAA history by Jacquizz and James Rodgers of Oregon State (81)... Also led the team with an average of 4.9 yards per carry... Topped 100 yards for the first time in his career, rushing for 141 yards on 23 carries vs. Hawai’i. Scored a career-best three touchdowns on the ground vs. ODU. Tied for the team lead with a career-best three receptions vs. Notre Dame (30 yards).

2013
Member of 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...Fourth on team with 396 yards on the ground, and tied for third with three rushing touchdowns... Ran for 52 yards and a score in the C-USA title game... San Antonio native scored Rice's first touchdown in that city in Rice's 27-21 win... Delivered his second-straight winning touchdown with a 25-yard TD reception in overtime at Tulsa (first career catch)... Scored his first career touchdown to win the game vs. FAU... Ran for 41 yards on nine carries in his college debut at Texas A&M.

2012
Redshirted.

McArthur High School
Offensive MVP for coach Ben Cook at McArthur HS... Younger brother of former Owls All-America wide receiver Jarett Dillard...Earned second team All-State honors and first team All-San Antonio honors as a junior and second team All-San Antonio as a senior... Led McArthur to the 5-A DII state quarterfinals as a junior... Rushed for 4,100 yards and added another 900 yards receiving in his career... Played basketball and led McArthur to the regional finals as a junior... Academic All State as a senior... Wendy's High School Heisman regional finalist... Ranked third in a class of 557... Served as treasurer for both the National Honor Society and his senior class... Participated in Peer Assistant Leadership Program (PALS) and set a world record for high fives by slapping 2,215 hands in 20 minutes as part of an anti-bullying campaign sponsored by the McArthur PALS chapter... Tutored English to elementary students and to others through the English Second Language program... First place winner in the Teachers' Choice Night Gallery Art Show... First place in TSA State Architecture competition... Junior Financial Chairman of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Personal
Full Name: Darik David Dillard... Born: Nov. 11, 1993 at San Antonio... Parents: Porter and Robin Dillard (one brother, one sister)... Brother, Jarett, is a member of the Arizona Cardinals and was a two-time, All-America wide receiver for the Owls who holds the NCAA career record for touchdown receptions (60) and most consecutive games with a touchdown reception in a season (13)... Sister, Tai, played basketball at Texas from 1999-2003 and for three seasons in the WNBA... She is now an assistant basketball coach at Houston... Rice College: Jones... Rice major: Mechanical Engineering.

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