31st annual banquet
Rice rallied from a 21-0 deficit to defeat Charlotte 22-21 on November 12.
Rice hosted FAU at Rice Stadium on November 5.
Rice faced Louisiana Tech on October 29
Rice defeated Prairie View 65-44
Rice dropped a 14-13 decision to UTSA on October 15.
Enjoyed a productive and healthy junior season... C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2015, 2017)... 2017 Rice Honor Athlete.
Saw action in a career-high 12 games and finished with 26 tackles this including 5 TFL... Credited with a career-high seven tackles at LA Tech, including 1.5 for loss and sharing a sack with Connor Johnson and blocking a PAT which was returned for the Owls first defensive return points since 2007... Returned to action for the first time in nearly at year in the opener at WKU.
Recorded five tackles including 1.5 TFL and also blocking a punt against Wagner before an injury forced him to miss the rest of the season.
2014 C-USA All-Freshman team selection by coaches... Just under half his tackles resulted in losses... Played in the first 11 games before missing the final two with an injury... Leading returner with seven tackles for loss and tied with Alex Lyons as the top returner in sacks with three... Recorded a career-best two sacks vs. Hawai'i. .. Made his first career start vs. ODU.
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 at Norman, Okla. ... Parents: Conan and Tamara Schantz (one brother, one sister)... Rice major: Kinesiology... Rice College: Brown.