One of 197 lauded for community work
Eight Owls honored on preseason list
Hill, Jackson and Taylor join Baker and Simonette as captains
Jackson Throws Three TDs To Earn Team MVP Honors
Owls show focus and enthusiasm during 16 period workout
Rice defeated Fresno State 30-6 in the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl
Rice defeated FIU 31-17 on November 1.
Rice closed out the 2014 regular season at Louisiana Tech
Rice defeated Army 41-12 on October 11.
Rice and Marshall met in Huntington WV on November 15
Talented dual-threat quarterback who stepped into the starter's role as a junior.
Has thrown for 2,524 yards this year, 4th best total in school history, while his 21 touchdowns are in a four-way tie for third...Has compiled 2,884 yards of total offense, which ranks 4th and he needs 116 to become the third Owl to top 3,000 in a season (Chase Clement in 2007 & 2008 and Tommy Kramer in 1976)...Threw for a career-best 337 yards and four touchdowns vs. LA Tech...Tied his school record with an 88-yard scoring pass to Jordan Taylor on the first play of the game vs. North Texas. Matched his 2012 toss to Sam McGuffie as the longest in school history and was his third scoring pass of 80+ in his career (second this season, 81 yards to James Mayden vs. Hawai'i)... Has now thrown three of the six longest scoring passes in Rice history...Threw a career-high three TD passes and topped 1,000 yard passing for the first time in his career with his 209 yard output at Army...Came back from a shoulder injury while throwing a TD pass on the Owls opening drive to lead four straight TD drives in the second half and tie the game vs. ODU with 1:05 left. Led scoring drives on five of six possessions in the game (51 snaps for 336 yards)...Totaled 230 yards in the opener vs. Notre Dame, including a career-high 61 yards rushing...26-yard touchdown pass to Zach Wright in the 1st quarter was Rice's first touchdown against Notre Dame (5 games).
Battled nagging injuries through the season... Returned to action in the C-USA title game... Scored his first rushing TD of season and first since Marshall in 2012 with 4 yd run at New Mexico State... Came on in relief of Taylor McHargue and led Owls to 10 points in the fourth quarter to beat Kansas 23-14... Gained 19 yards rushing and completed one pass for 10 yards... Ran for 55 and threw for 23 yards in action vs. Texas A&M.
Backup to Taylor McHargue at quarterback as a redshirt freshman who contributed four touchdown passes and one on the ground in the regular season, then came off the bench to rally the Owls to a victory in the Armed Forces Bowl... Came in just before halftime after McHargue was injured and threw for 231 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the second half... Finished the day 15-21 for 264 yards and two scores and rushed for 32 more... Passing and total offense (296 yards) where the third best efforts in Rice bowl history... Played in 10 of 12 regular season games, making one start... Completed 56.5 percent of his passes (39-69) for 672 yards and six touchdowns overall... Came in late vs. Marshall in relief of McHargue and scored his first career touchdown to send the game to a second overtime... Made his first career start the following week vs. Houston... Threw for 272 yards and a pair of scores... Tossed his first career TD pass to Sam McGuffie in the third quarter, then the pair combined on an 88-yard scoring play in the fourth to enter the Rice record book for the longest scoring pass in school history... Also threw a pair of touchdown passes vs. Southern Miss.
Cedar Hill High School
MVP of District 5-5A for coach Joey McGuire and a teammate of fellow 2011 signee Lovett Gibson... Earned a berth in the US Army All America All Star Game after being named the winner of "The Ride" a reality television show that selected the top "under the radar" prep quarterback... Threw for over 2,900 yards and 30 TDs as a senior and added over 600 yards on the ground... Three-year starter for the Longhorns... A member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top 300 and tabbed as one of the top 25 quarterbacks... Honorable mention Academic All-State selection.
Driphus Jackson... Born: Sept. 6, 1992 at Dallas... Parents: Marlo and Timothy Jackson, Cedar Hill (two brothers, two sisters)... Rice major: Sport Management... Rice College: Wiess.
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