Rice -- Savy veteran player who provided leadership to the offensive front wall.
2006: Made the switch to left tackle after anchoring the right side in 2005. Saw his streak of 14 consecutive starts end at FSU when he was held out of the game due to an injury....missed three games with an injury before solidifying the line with his return for the last six....Started 10 games this year to run his career total to 25.
2005: Started all 11 games at right tackle.
2004: Played in eight games with four starts as a sophomore... Helped the Owls lead the nation in rushing offense with his strong blocking.
2003: Earned his first varsity letter, playing in six games as a backup offensive lineman.
High School -- 2002 graduate of Sealy High... First-team Class 3A all-state lineman for coach Mark Faldyn... Unanimous first-team all-District 24-3A and all-Tri-County as an offensive lineman... Ranked as one of the top 10 linemen in the Houston area by the Houston Chronicle, and ranked 16th nationally at center by Rivals.com... One of the state's top prospects according to Dave Campbell's 2001 Texas Football... Selected to play in the Greater Houston High School Blue Chip All-Star Classic... Played center, guard and tackle during schoolboy his career... Served as the Tigers' captain in 2001, leading the squad to a 9-3 record in reaching the Division II area finals of the state playoffs... Also competed in track and power-lifting... First team District 24-3A all-academic selection... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal -- Full Name: Rolf Frank Krueger II... Born: Dec. 30, 1983, at Houston... Parents: Rolf and Clair Krueger, Wallis (one sister)... Father earned All-America honors as a defensive lineman at Texas A&M (1966-68) and was later selected in the NFL draft (St. Louis); helped the Aggies to a conference championship and Cotton Bowl bid as a junior in 1967; Uncle, Charlie Krueger, was a two-time All-America selection for Texas A&M (1957 & `58) and first-round NFL draft pick by San Francisco, going on to play in two Pro Bowls... Rice Major: political science.. College: Jones.