Rice -- Solid player who turned in a career-year in his final season with the Owls.
2006: Second team All-CUSA selection by both the media and league's coaches after leading the Owls in sacks and tackles for loss in a stellar senior season....saw his streak of 11 consecutive games with a tackle for loss end in the New Orleans Bowl...had a sack in four straight games to end the regular season....finished the season with 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks....His season sack total is tied for the second-best mark in Owls history, matching John Syptak (2004) and current Houston Texan N. D. Kalu (1994)...His sacks accounted for 55 yards lost, just seven shy of the Owls team total for sacks in 2005...TFL season total tied for fifth...Has 14 career sacks, which matches current National Football Foundation COO Matt Sign, who had 14 from 1989-92....27 career TFLs rank ninth....top tackle effort was seven against Tulsa, that included a 12-yard sack....low game was one stop at Tulane, but it was for a five-yard loss to keep his streak intact...Led the defensive line with a career-high 43 tackles (32 solos).
2005: Played in all 11 games with three starts as a junior... Had 27 tackles (18 primary), including five for 10 yards in losses... Had two sacks for two yards each against UAB and Tulsa... Had a season-high five tackles at Texas.
2004: Played in all 11 games with four starts as a sophomore... Had 20 tackles (16 primary), including five for 17 yards in losses... Had three sacks on the season, against Hawaii, Fresno State and Louisiana Tech... Forced a fumble against Louisiana Tech... Had season-high three tackles in three games, against Navy, Tulsa, and Louisiana Tech.
2003: Earned his first letter, playing in 11 games... Had 16 tackles (eight primary), including two for five yards in losses... Had his first career sack in the win ovr UTEP... Had four tackles against Houston and again in the win at SMU.
High School -- 2003 graduate of Gladewater High in east Texas... Two-time all-District 15-3A selection for coach David Husmann... Won district MVP honors as a senior en route to second team all-state honors... Led the Bears to a 7-4 record and postseason playoff appearance... Also won second team all-league honors as a sophomore... Earned second-team all-district honors as a junior in basketball, and won the league shot put title in '02... Academic honors and activities include A/B Honor Roll, Spanish National Honor Society, Who's Who at GHS, Globe Scholar with Distinction, student of the month awards from the Lions and Rotary clubs, leadership class, and honorable mention academic all-state honors.
Personal -- Full name: Courtney Lamon Gordon... Born: July 23, 1985,at Gladewater... Parent: Sharon Gordon, Gladewater (two sisters)... Two cousins, Marcy Hawley and Jason Wesley, played college football at New Mexico and Texas Tech, respectively... Rice Major: economics/sports management... College: Martel.