Six Owls Honored
Coach Bailiff held his first press conference of the year in advance of fall practice.
Coach Bailiff held his press conference prior to the UTSA game.
The Owls scored twice in the final eight minutes.
The Owls racked up 562 yards of total offense.
Rice ended the 2016 season by taking on Stanford on November 26
Rice rallied from a 21-0 deficit to defeat Charlotte 22-21 on November 12.
Rice faced Louisiana Tech on October 29
No matter the outcome on Saturday, the Owls annually return to Rice Stadium on a Sunday afternoon to host their annual Challenger Football game... 2016 was no exception.
Rice faced Southern Miss in Hattiesburg on October 1.
Honorable Mention All-Conference USA in his first year of handling the Owls' punting chores... 2016 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Honorable Mention All-C-USA selection by the coaches after leading C-USA punters with 27 punts inside the 20 (75 punts) and third with 13 of 50 yards or longer... Averaged a season-high 45.2 on five punts vs. North Texas including two inside the 20 and a pair over 50... Average took a hit with a 29-yarder that was downed at the Mean Green 14... Enjoyed a stellar debut as the Owls’ punter, averaging 44.7 on seven kicks in the opener at WKU... First punt of the year was downed at the WKU five... Hilltoppers attempted to return two punts, both for lost yards (-4 total).
True freshman who handled kickoffs all year and handled placements in the first two... Averaged 65 yards and had four touchbacks on five kickoffs at FAU... Converted his first career field goal at North Texas (20 yards)... Averaged 62.6 yards on nine kickoffs, including three touchbacks and was 5x5 on PATs in his debut vs. Wagner.
Ladue Horton Watkins High School
All-State selection as a punter (first team) and placekicker (second team) as a senior for coach Mike Tarpey... Averaged 45.9 yards on 47 punts, while converting 49/50 PATs and 17/23 field goals as a senior... Set a Missouri state record with his 17 field goals... Threw for 1,900 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for three more as the Rams starting quarterback... Ranked by Kohls as the 13th best punter and 15th best kicker in the nation... Suburban Central Conference Player of the Year as a catcher in baseball as a junior, batting .489... AP Scholar.
Full name: John Edward Fox ... Born: Sept. 1, 1996 at Dallas... Parents: Pat and Beth Fox... Rice College: Brown