Rice defeated Southern Miss 44-17 at Rice Stadium on October 27
Rice- Talented option at quarterback who rallied the Owls to a win in the Armed Forces Bowl.
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% 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 Longhons.. 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.
Personal- Driphus Jackson.... Born: September 6, 1992 at Dallas... Parents: Marlo and Timothy Jackson, Cedar Hill.... (two brothers, two sisters)... Rice major: Undeclared.