Preseason honors announced
Named to second team
Football holds annual banquet.
Chris Thurmond previews the Owls defense
2015 All C-USA squad
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
Preseason All C-USA choice by Phil Steele and on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch list as he heads into his second year as a starter.
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.
Dillard Named to a Pair of Watch Lists
07/17/2016 - Senior running back Darik Dillard was named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List while also being named as a nominee for the 25th annual Allstate AFCA...
Rice Earns C-USA Institutional Excellence Award
07/12/2016 - For the ninth time in the past 11 years, Rice University student-athletes earned the Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award in 2015-16 by...
Fall Football Reception Set for Aug. 24
07/11/2016 - The 2016 Rice Fall Football Reception has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Houston's St. Arnold Brewery (2000 Lyons Ave.) from 7-9 p.m.
Cella Named to Mackey Award Watch List
07/06/2016 - Rice tight end Connor Cella is one of 45 tight ends who have been named to the 2016 John Mackey Award preseason watch list, which was released on...
New Video Board Dramatically Upgrades Rice...
06/27/2016 - Rice Owls football fans will soon enjoy a dramatically enhanced experience during games at Rice Stadium when the installation of a new scoreboard...
Lyons Leads Six Owls on Athlon's Preseason C-US...
06/17/2016 - Senior linebacker Alex Lyons leads a group of six Rice players who have been named by Athlon Sports to its preseason All-Conference USA team, which...
beIN to Broadcast UTSA Game
06/08/2016 - The Rice Owls will make their debut on beIN Network at 6 p.m. on October 12 when they host the UTSA Roadrunners at Rice Stadium. The broadcast was ...
Al Conover Passes Away
06/07/2016 - Former Rice head football coach Al Conover, whose four-year stint with the Owls was highlighted by notable wins and many colorful moments, has...
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