Driphus Jackson
Driphus  Jackson

RS Senior

Cedar Hill

High School:
Cedar Hill

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205





David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes

Head Coach David Bailiff held his press conference prior to the Florida Atlantic game.


Hilltoppers Roll Past Rice

Owls head out of state next week to face FAU


Hilltoppers Roll Past Rice

Owls head out of state next week to face FAU


Rice Falls to No. 4 Baylor, 70-17

Return home to host Western Kentucky next week


Rice Defeats North Texas, 38-24, in C-USA Opener

The Owls racked up 562 yards of total offense.


Rice vs. WKU (10-3-15)

Hilltoppers down the Owls, 49-10.



Rice faced #4 Baylor in Waco on September 26


Rice 38, North Texas 24

Rice won its C-USA opener at North Texas on September 19


Texas 42, Rice 28

Texas defeated Rice 42-28 in Austin on September 12


Rice vs. Wagner (9-5-15)

The Owls defeat the Wagner Seahawks 56-16 in the 2015 season opener.

Comes into his senior year looking to build upon a standout first year as the starter at quarterback..

Preseason All C-USA 3rd team by Phil Steele... Vaulted into the upper reaches of the Rice record book in his first year as the starter at quarterback and capped it off by being named the Owls’ MVP in the Hawai’i Bowl... Ranked third nationally with an average of 14.88 yards per completion in 2014, thanks in large part to seven completions of 50 yards or more, including a pair of over 80... Threw for 2,842 yards (fourth best) and 24 touchdowns (third best) while amassing 3,243 yards of total offense (fourth best)... Joined Chase Clement (2007 & 2008) and Tommy Kramer (1976) as the only Owls to top 3,000 yards of total offense in a season... Closed strongly, throwing for over 300 yards in each of the last two games in addition to throwing seven TD passes, capping that effort by setting a Rice bowl record by throwing for 318 yards and tying a second with three TD passes in the 30-3 win over Fresno State... Tied his school record with an 88-yard TD to Jordan Taylor on the first play of the game vs. North Texas and connected on an 81-yard scoring play with James Mayden vs. Hawai’i... Has three of the six longest TD completions in school history (also had an 88-yard TD to Sam McGuiffie vs. Houston in 2012)... Nominated for the AFCA Good Works Team for his many contributions in the community, including his mentorship of seven-year old cancer patient Fre’derick “Ziggy” Stoval-Redd as part of the team’s involvement with Team IMPACT.

Battled nagging injuries through the season... Returned to action in the C-USA title game... Scored his first rushing TD of season and first since Marshall in 2012 with 4 yd run at New Mexico State... Came on in relief of Taylor McHargue and led Owls to 10 points in the fourth quarter to beat Kansas 23-14... Gained 19 yards rushing and completed one pass for 10 yards... Ran for 55 and threw for 23 yards in action vs. Texas A&M.

Backup to Taylor McHargue at quarterback as a redshirt freshman who contributed four touchdown passes and one on the ground in the regular season, then came off the bench to rally the Owls to a victory in the Armed Forces Bowl... Came in just before halftime after McHargue was injured and threw for 231 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the second half... Finished the day 15-21 for 264 yards and two scores and rushed for 32 more... Passing and total offense (296 yards) where the third best efforts in Rice bowl history... Played in 10 of 12 regular season games, making one start... Completed 56.5 percent of his passes (39-69) for 672 yards and six touchdowns overall... Came in late vs. Marshall in relief of McHargue and scored his first career touchdown to send the game to a second overtime... Made his first career start the following week vs. Houston... Threw for 272 yards and a pair of scores... Tossed his first career TD pass to Sam McGuffie in the third quarter, then the pair combined on an 88-yard scoring play in the fourth to enter the Rice record book for the longest scoring pass in school history... Also threw a pair of touchdown passes vs. Southern Miss.


Cedar Hill High School
MVP of District 5-5A for coach Joey McGuire and a teammate of fellow 2011 signee Lovett Gibson... Earned a berth in the US Army All America All Star Game after being named the winner of "The Ride" a reality television show that selected the top "under the radar" prep quarterback... Threw for over 2,900 yards and 30 TDs as a senior and added over 600 yards on the ground... Three-year starter for the Longhorns... A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top 300 and tabbed as one of the top 25 quarterbacks... Honorable mention Academic All-State selection.

Driphus Jackson... Born: Sept. 6, 1992 at Dallas... Parents: Marlo and Timothy Jackson, Cedar Hill (two brothers, two sisters)... Rice major: Sport Management... Rice College: Wiess.

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