7 p.m. kickoff
Honored on December 27
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Finalists named on November 1st
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|Dillard on the NCAA career charts|
|Dillard on the C-USA career charts|
2008: Rice's first Football Writers All America selection since Buddy Dial in 1958...Also earned All America mention from CBSSports.com (1st team), Walter Camp (second team) and Rivals.com (third team)...Three-time, first-team consensus All C-USA selection, the first Owl to be a consensus pick for conference honors for three consecutive seasons... Leads the NCAA with 19 touchdown catches, tied for eighth with an average of 9.5 points per game, sixth in receiving yards (1,224), sixth in yards per game (102.0) and tied for18th with 6.58 catches per game... The first receiver in NCAA history to have two, 19-touchdown reception seasons (his career high is 21 in 2006)... Has caught at least two passes in each game of his career (48 games), the longest active streak in the country.... Needs 24 yards to break his school record for reception yardage and is two touchdowns away from breaking the C-USA career scoring mark (DeAngelo Williams has 60) and move into ninth on the NCAA career list... Became the 10th receiver in NCAA history to top 4,000 yards receiving with his 88-yard effort vs. Marshall. ... 13th receiver in NCAA history to record three seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving with his 144-yard effort against Army, including a career-long 80-yard scoring combination with Chase Clement ... Tied James Casey for the team lead with six 100-yard reception games this year, matching his career-high set in 2006... Top receiving effort was a 158-yard effort against Texas... Total was the most yards gained by a receiver vs. the Longhorns this season, including all three finalists for the 2008 Biletnikoff Award (Michael Crabtree, Dez Bryant, Jeremy Maclin)... Has 15 career games of better than 100 yards... Added the C-USA career mark for receiving yards to his resume with his 93 yards vs. UTEP. Ranks second on the C-USA reception list with 284 in his four seasons at Rice... In the four years prior to his debut in 2005, the Owls completed a total of 278 passes as a team.... In the 10 seasons prior to his arrival in 2005, the Owls threw a total of 55 touchdown passes, while Dillard has caught an NCAA career record 59 over the last four... His career touchdown total is 19 more than any other active NCAA receiver.....Prior to his career, the combined total of Rice's top four career touchdown receivers (David Houser, 18; Eric Henley 16; Kenneth Roy 15, Buddy Dial 13) was 62 combined touchdowns... Became the NCAA's career touchdown reception record holder when he caught his 51st vs. Tulsa. Now holds a total of five NCAA receiving records: Most career touchdowns (59), most career touchdowns by a passing duo (w/Chase Clement, 50), most career games with a touchdown catch (37), most games with a touchdown catch in a season (13 in 2006), most consecutive games with a touchdown catch in a season(13 in 2006. Combined with Clement to earn Walter Camp Foundation National Offensive Players of the Week and C-USA offensive honors after setting the NCAA record for a duo with three scores vs. North Texas... Active NCAA career leader in receptions (284), receiving yards (4,052), and touchdowns (59) in addition to holding the record for TD \receptions..... Ranks ninth on the NCAA career list for reception yardage...198 to move into eighth...tied for 10th on the career touchdown list... Four touchdown catches vs. North Texas tied a C-USA record...Has eight career games with at least three TD catches. ... Has caught a TD pass in 14 of his last 16 games dating back to last season...Caught a TD pass in 10 of his final 12 conference games and in 24 of his last 27.
2007: Consensus C-USA pick and honorable mention All-America by Sports Illustrated after leading the Owls with 79 catches for 1,057 yards and 14 touchdowns .... His totals for yards and touchdowns are second only to his sophomore year totals, while his total for catches ranks third... Led C-USA receivers with his 14 TDs in addition to his average of 7.5 catches per conference game... Saw his consecutive games with a touchdown reception end in the opener against Nicholls... Held to a career-low 14 yards against Southern Miss, but made them productive, catching a pair of seven-yard touchdowns... Bounced back with seven catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns at Houston, starting a second half surge that saw him catch 58 passes for 789 yards and 11 touchdowns over the final seven games... Tied his own school record against Memphis, catching three touchdown passes, the fifth time in his career, and the seventh time in Rice history that a receiver caught three TDs in a game... Held out of the end zone at Marshall, but caught seven passes for 99 yards. matched his career-high with 11 catches against UTEP, good for 168 yards and two touchowns.... First catch against the Miners allowed him to become the Owls career leader in receiving yardage... Established a new career-high with 13 catches against SMU, which allowed him to break the Owls career reception mark... Finished the day with 124 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns.... Pre-season All-American in several publications, and the pre-season Texas College Player of the Year in Dave Campbell's Texas Football. One of just four second-team Walter Camp All-Americans (Colt Brennan of Hawa'ii, Ray Rice of Rutgers and Michael Hart of Michigan were the others) who were invited to attent the Camp Foundation's All-American weekend in January.
2006: Re-wrote the Rice record book for wide receivers while sprinting past the field of more recognized candidates to become a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award... First-team All-America selection by ESPN.com and earned second-team status by The Walter Camp Foundation, AP, The Sporting News and SI.com... Owls' first All America since Charles Torrello in 1997 and the first Rice receiver to be honored since Buddy Dial in 1958... Consensus All C-USA pick after earning All-Freshman honors in 2005... Rice's first finalist for a major individual post-season award since Trevor Cobb won the Doak Walker Award in 1991... Broke the NCAA record for consecutive games in a season with the touchdown reception (13) when he caught a 1-yard scoring pass from Joel Armstrong in the 4th quarer of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl... Had shared the mark with Randy Moss and Larry Fitzgerald... Ended 2006 with a 15-game streak, the second longest streak in NCAA history and three shy of Fitzgerald's record set in 2003... Caught 21 touchdowns in 2006 to shatter the old Rice season mark of nine, while also setting a C-USA record... 21 TD passes led the nation and were six more than any other receiver... Has combined with Chase Clement for a total of 21 touchdowns, making them the most productive duo in school history... Became the first Owl to top 1,000 yards in receiving (1,247) and also broke the school season mark for catches (91)... His 91 receptions were better than any Rice team total for a season since 1993... 21 TDs also set a Rice record, as did his 126 points scored... Ranked third in the nation with an average of 9.69 points a game, he tied for fifth with 7.0 receptions per game and ranked 8th with 95.9 yards per game... Tied the school mark by catching three TD passes in a game, doing so in four different games (Army, UAB, Tulsa and SMU).... Posted six games of more than 100 yards receiving, including a high of 171 against Army (third best in school history)... Three of Rice's six straight wins to close the season came on the final offensive play of the game and Dillard was responsible for all three... Caught the game-winner vs. UAB with three seconds left to start the winning streak... Caught the game-winner in the second overtime to beat Tulsa... Accounted for 51 of the 54 yards the Owls drove in the last minute to set up Clark Fangmeier's winning field goal with three seconds left against UAB... During the Owls six-game winning streak to earn their first bowl berth, Dillard caught 35 passes for 604 yards and 12 touchdowns.
2005: Played in all 11 games with eight starts at wide receiver... Had 35 catches for 524 yards and five touchdowns to earn all-Conference USA freshman honors... The 35 catches were the most by any Owl during Ken Hatfield's 12 seasons as the Rice coach... Had at least two catches in all 11 games... Had season highs of six catches and 96 yards in the season finale at Houston... Had five catches of at least 30 yards, topped by a 51-yard TD connection with Chase Clement at Houston... Had one rushing attempt for a seven-yard loss against Texas.
High School -- 2004 graduate of Sam Houston High in San Antonio... Three-year letterman and starter for coach Russell Tatum... Two-time all-District 28-4A selection at wide receiver, adding all-area honors as a senior... Academic all-state selection in '03... Also competed for the Hurricanes in basketball and track... Helped Sam Houston to the Class 4A state basketball tournament in '03, and competed in the regional track meet in '03 in both hurdles events... Ranked first in his class academically throughout his high school career... Member of the National Honor Society and served as a class officer.
Personal -- Full Name: Jarett Juma Porter Dillard... Born: Dec. 21, 1985, at San Antonio... Parents: Porter and Robin Dillard, San Antonio (one brother, one sister)... Sister Tai played basketball at Texas and for San Antonio in the WNBA... Earned his degree in political science this spring.