Joins Trey Martin on C-USA Preseason All-Conference Team
The award goes to the National Defensive Player of the Year.
Football joins with Depelchin to stand up for victims of child abuse
The Owls held their second scrimmage of the spring on March 25
Rice ended the 2016 season by taking on Stanford on November 26
Rice downed UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day 2016
Rice rallied from a 21-0 deficit to defeat Charlotte 22-21 on November 12.
Rice faced Louisiana Tech on October 29
Preseason C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus preseason All Conference USA selection... Preseason first-team All Texas College pick by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football... Nagurski Award Watch List... Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2015 & 2017).
First-team, All-Conference USA selection by league coaches after leading the conference in tackles per game (10.7) and solo tackles (70) and finishing second in total tackles (118) despite missing one game... One of two players to earn both first-team All C-USA and C-USA All-Academic honors (3.23 GPA in Civil Engineering)... Ranked sixth nationally with 10.7 tackles and tied for seventh in solos... Third on team with 8 TFL... Season tackle total matched Brian Raines' 2006 mark as the 10th most in school history and his 70 solo tackles are the most since Travis Bradshaw (90) in 2009... Combined with fellow linebacker Alex Lyons for 209, tackles the most for a duo at Rice since Izzo (122) and Jay Lamy (97) combined for 219 in 1995... Closed out the season with his seventh double-digit tackle game (14 at Stanford), matching the most in a season since Larry Izzo had seven in 1995... Sat out the FAU game with an injury then returned to action at Charlotte with a vengeance, finishing with a career-high 16 tackles, the most by an Owl since Cameron Nwosu was credited with 16 at Marshall in 2011... Saw his streak of double figure tackle games end at four with seven vs. Prairie View, but picked off his first career pass... Topped double-figures in tackles fourth straight weeks (Baylor, UNT, Southern Miss, UTSA)... First Owl to have four consecutive double-digit tackle totals since Bradshaw ran off a streak of six games to end the 2009 season and added a seventh to open 2010... Credited with a career-best 2.5 TFL, including his first career sack and a fumble recovery vs. North Texas.. Leads the active Owls with four career fumble recoveries.
Saw action in 12 games... Tied for C-USA lead and for seventh nationally with three fumble recorveries... Shared first career TFL at UTEP... Credited a career-high six tackles at Baylor.
Saw action in all 13 games and finished with 11 tackles... Credited with a season-best three stops vs. Hawai'i... Broke up passes in the last two games.
Second team All-District 19-5A as a junior and senior for coach James Clancy, finishing his career with 236 tackles (164 solos), five sacks, 10 hurries, four forced fumbles, three recoveries, five pass breakups while also blocking a pair of field goal attempts... Team MVP as a senior... Member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football's Texas Top 300 and the Houston Chronicle's Houston Top 100... Honorable Mention Academic All-State... Served on the Student Council as a senior and a member of the Black Student Union all four years at Strake.
Full name: Emmanuel Aben Ellerbee... Born: Nov. 20, 1996 at Houston... Parents: Aben and Latonya Ellerbee... Father, Aben, played football at Grambling State University... Rice College: Baker... Major: Civil Engineering.