Coach Bailiff held his first press conference of the year in advance of fall practice.
Preseason honors announced
Named to second team
Football holds annual banquet.
Chris Thurmond previews the Owls defense
Rice fell to 4-7 with the loss to the Roadrunenrs
Owls fall to Golden Eagles on Homecoming.
Rice held its first scrimmage of Training Camp '15 on August 15
Members of the Rice Football team helped the residents of Meyerland cleanup from the recent flooding.
Rice defeated Fresno State 30-6 in the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl
Consensus preseason All C-USA choice and preseason All-Texas College by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football... Three-time C-USA Honor Roll member.
Team leader with 77 tackles... Tied his career-high with 10 tackles vs. Army, including three consecutive stops to force Army into a game-tying field goal with 2:13 left... In the Owls’ last two wins--after the Owls took late leads--Lyons had tackles on five of 12 opponent snaps and also had a PBU... Led Owls with nine tackles at FAU, three in the fourth quarter including the clinching sack on 4th down with less than a minute to go... Preseason All C-USA choice by Phil Steele and on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch list.
Led the team with 71 tackles as a sophomore... Credited with a career-high 10 stops at Marshall... Closed out season by setting career-high with eight solo stops vs. Fresno State in the Hawai'i Bowl... Tied with Graysen Schantz for the lead among returning players with three sacks last year... Recovered a muffed punt vs. UTEP to set up the Owls final score... Credited with a career-best 10 tackles at Marshall... Had sacks in back-to-back games vs. Hawai'i and Army.
Chipped in solid minutes at linebacker as a freshman... Made his first start at UTSA... Scored the Owls' second defensive touchdown in three games by returning a blocked field goal for 62 yards and a TD vs. Houston... Also shared his first career TFL vs. Houston... Made his debut with 5 tackles at Texas A&M.
Redshirted after having surgery during training camp... Was one of five winners of the 2012 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Award for his academic achievement in high school and attended the 2012 NFF Awards Banquet in New York to receive his award.
DeSoto High School
All-District 11-5A selection as a senior for coach Claude Mathis at DeSoto HS... Finished his career with 430 career tackles, 35 TFL, five sacks, 14 pass breakups, nine forced fumbles, five fumbles recovered and three interceptions... Ranked 78th in ESPNU's Texas 150... Third-team preseason Super State selection by Dave Campbell's Texas Football and also a member of their Hot 300... National Honor Society... Spanish National Honor Society... Class officer as a junior... Texas ACT Council Award winner.
Full Name: Alexander Rashad Lyons... Born: Feb. 20, 1994 at Dallas... Parents: Sharonda Lyons and Danny Lyons... Rice major: Sport Management... Rice College: McMurtry.
Rice Announces Improvements to Fan Experience
09/15/2016 - Rice Athletics has made several major improvements to the fan experience at Rice Stadium for the 2016 season as a result of a number of surveys...
Owls Insider Debuts September 15
09/14/2016 - Owls Insider, a weekly show featuring Rice head football coach David Bailiff, will begin its seventh season on Thursday, September 15 at 5:30 on...
David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes
09/12/2016 - Rice Head Football Coach David Bailiff held his weekly press conference prior to the Baylor game.
Rice Falls at Army West Point, 31-14
09/10/2016 - Rice struck early, but was not able to sustain the lead as the Owls fell, 31-14, at Army West Point, Saturday afternoon.
David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes
09/05/2016 - Rice head coach David Bailiff held his weekly press conference prior to the Army West Point game.
Rice Drops Opener at WKU, 46-14
09/01/2016 - Rice was outgained 649-to-288, as the Owls dropped their season and conference opener, 46-41, to Western Kentucky, Thursday night.
Let the Games Begin!
09/01/2016 - Rice opens its 105 season of football tonight at Western Kentucky
Rice Athletics Announces New Food Service...
08/30/2016 - Fans at Rice Athletic events will soon enjoy an enhanced selection of food and beverage options as the Owls have selected Melange Events to become ...
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