The Owls pulled on the pads for the first time in 2014
Returned from an injury redshirt in 2013 to be a productive force along the Owls front line.
Stepped in when Zach Patt was injured and showed increased productivity each week... Credited with a career-best five tackles at Army, 2 for loss and forced a fumble... Recorded a career-best two sacks vs. Hawai'i and has three in his last three games... Half his tackles have been for loss... Made his first career start vs. ODU... Returned to action in the opener at Notre Dame and was credited with his first two tackles.
Earned immediate playing time in the opener at Texas A&M but was injured during the game and was not able to return to action again.
Lake Dallas High School
Defensive MVP of District 5-4A as a senior for coach Mike Young at Lake Dallas HS... All-State honorable mention selection and a finalist for the Dallas-Ft. Worth First Down Club Defensive Player of the Year... Credited with 65 tackles as senior, including 20 for loss (17 sacks) as well as 40 quarterback hurries and three blocked kicks... Finished his career with 150 tackles, including 42 for loss (30 sacks) and 100 hurries... Earned Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a junior... Honorable Mention Academic All State honoree.
Full name: Graysen Conner Schantz... Born: Feb. 25, 1995 at Norman, Okla. ... Parents: Conan and Tamara Schantz (one brother, one sister)... Rice major: Undeclared (natural sciences division)... Rice College: Brown.