Rice: Late signee who became a valuable member of the defensive end rotation in his first season.
2008: C-USA All-Freshman as well as honorable mention All C-USA selection by the conference coaches... Came back from an ankle injury that forced him to miss the Memphis and Vanderbilt games and became a regular in the defensive end rotation... Returned to action vs. Texas and was credited with his first tackle and a fumble recovery to set up the Owls' touchdown... Returned his first career interception 13 yards for a touchdown against North Texas... Credited with his first career sack at Tulane... had four, two-tackle efforts during the year. HIGH SCHOOL: Team and Defensive MVP at CEGEP Vieux Montreal, where he was a three-year starter on the defensive line... Worked at tackle in high school, but is slated for defensive end in college... Selected to play for Canada in the NFL Global Junior World Championship in Florida in 2007, where he was a teammate of current Owl lineman Scott Mitchell... returned to Vieux for a year of prep school before signing with the Owls.
Personal--Full Name: Arnaud Gascon-Nadon... Born: July 10, 1988 at Montreal... Father: Guy Nadon Mother: Nathalie Gascon, Montreal... Rice major: undeclared.