Jack Fox, Austin Walter and Roe Wilkins
Blue 27, Gray 24
Ellerbee and Womac named First Team All-Conference USA
Head coach David Bailiff held his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
The Blue defeated the Gray 27-24 in the annual Spring Game on April 21, 2018
Rice met ODU in Norfolk, VA on November 18
Rice met the Pitt Panthers on September 30, 2017 at Heinz Field.
Houston retained possession of the Bayou Bucket with a 38-3 win on September 16.
Rice opener it's final preparations for the Sydney Cup after arriving in the Australian city early on August 22.
CUSA Commissioners Honor Roll 2016, 2017, 2018
All-Conference USA (coaches) 2017 (second team), 2016 (honorable mention)
All-Conference USA (Phil Steele) 2017 (third team)
Ray Guy Award Watch List (2017)
All-Conference USA second team selection by league coaches and third team by Phil Steele after late charge allowed him to lead conference in punting with a 44.2 average (57/2520) which ranked 15th nationally... After averaging just 37.8 on four punts at UAB, Fox averaged 48.3 over the last three games, booting six of 10 for better than 50 yards... Took over the lead on the final weekend of the season after averaging 50.2 on four punts vs. North Texas... His 50.2 mark against UNT ranks fourth on the Rice single game chart while his 44.2 season mark tied Mark Brundage (2009) for fifth on the season chart... Carries a 42.2 career average into his senior year, which would rank third on the Rice career list behind 2010 AFCA All-America Kyle Martens (43.0) and James Farrimond (42.4)... Opened the season by setting a then career mark by averaging 48.1 on seven punts vs. Stanford in Sydney, Australia, including a career-best 62 yarder... Averaged 63.1 yards per kickoff with 69% going for touchbacks (72/29) and improvement from 45% in his first two seasons (50/110)... Preseason All C-USA pick by Athlon and second-team selection by Phil Steele.
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 at Dallas... Parents: Pat and Beth Fox... Rice Major: Economics... Rice College: Brown