Answered the need for stability at defensive end with a solid senior season.
Started all 12 games and established a career high for games played in a season (had played in nine in 2008)... Picked up his team-leading fourth sack (for a loss of four yards) at Tulane and shared a second tackle for loss... Had 5.5 TFL among his 21 tackles this year... Credited with five tackles and a sack against Northwestern, his second in as many games... Credited with three tackles, including one sack for a loss of three and also broke up a pass at North Texas... Credited with three tackles in his third career start, in the opener vs. Texas at Reliant Stadium.
Missed five of the last six games, including the final two... Returned to action vs. Tulane after missing three games with an injury... Credited with an assist vs. the Green Wave... Matched his career-high with two tackles vs. Tulsa and was credited with his first solo sack for a loss of eight yards... Made his second career start at UAB in the opener and shared credit on his first career sack... Credited with one stop at Texas Tech and vs. Vanderbilt.
Contributor at defensive end who enjoyed productive efforts when not sidelined by injuries ... missed most of fall camp while recuperating from off-season surgery, but was able to play in the opener vs. SMU ... credited with his first career tackle against the Mustangs ... credited with a career-best three tackles at Memphis, including a stop of quarterback Will Hudgens on the final play ... matched that total the next week in his first career start vs. Vanderbilt ... broke up passes vs. North Texas and Southern Miss ... suffered a strained calf muscle and missed the final four regular season games, but returned to play in the Texas Bowl.
Made his debut against Baylor ... missed the Texas Tech, Texas and Southern Miss games with an injury, returned to action against Memphis, but suffered a second injury and missed the rest of the season ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, finishing his first year on campus with a GPA of better than 3.0.
Berkner High School
2007 graduate of Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas ... unanimous All-District 9-5A selection and team defensive MVP for coach Jim Ledford ... Berkner reached the third round of the state playoffs ... credited with 80 tackles on the year, including 14 for loss (five sacks) and nine passes broken up ... listed on Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top 300 heading into the year at tight end ... also competed in track and was a regional qualifier in the discus ... member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta math society ... first-team academic all-state selection ... involved in his school's student advisory council ... also visited Houston before committing to Rice.
Full Name: Kramer John Lucio ... Born: March 11, 1989 at Garland ... Parents: Ramiro and Jan Lucio (1 brother) ... father played football at East Texas State ... Rice major: Sport Management ... Lovett College.