Rice held its 2014 Blue-Gray Spring Game on April 11
Talented senior who is enjoying his most productive year.
Tied for the team lead with 4 TD catches this year... Entered senior year with no career TDs... Hauled in a career-best 50-yard pass from Driphus Jackson to keep the Owls go-ahead drive alive vs. Hawai'i... Helped spark the Owls 41-23 win over Southern Miss with a pair of key catches late in the third quarter. Converted an 3/8 with a 34-yard grab and then put the Owls up 27-16 with 40-yard TD catch... Finished with a career-high 85 yards vs. Golden Eagles... Reached the end zone for the first time in his career when he connected with Driphus Jackson from 35 yards out...
Finished the night with a career-best 57 yards receiving.
Broke off a career-long 45 yard KO return in his only opportunity vs. UTEP to set up Rice's answering TD drive to Miners' score... Sixth on the team with 12 catches, including a pair of three-catch games.
Injured on the final day of summer workouts and missed the season.
Sporting News Freshman All America as a punt returner... Earned C-USA All-Freshman honors from league coaches and Rivals.com as a punt returner... Fourth in C-USA and 21st in the nation with a 10.2 yard average on 16 punt returns despite not assuming the role until the midpoint of the season... Added punt returns to his responsibilities vs. Memphis and responded by tying a school record with eight returns for 121 yards... Horton Nesrta also had set the mark with eight returns against UCLA in 1952... The Owls' record for punt return yardage is 142 by Rex Proctor in 1949 vs. New Mexico... Led the team with six catches for 51 yards at Southern Miss... Fourth on the team with 17 catches and 181 yards receiving.
Redshirted in his first season on campus.
Altair Rice Consolidated High School
First-team 2A All State by the Associated Press and District 26-2A MVP as a senior for coach Brad Dumont... Finished his senior year with 44 catches for 1,077 yards and 11 touchdowns... Returned two kickoffs and one punt for a touchdown... Three-time all-district performer... Teamed as a sophomore with former Owl Taylor Cook in 2007 to lead the Raiders to the 2A state semifinals, and returned again as a junior... Team was 38-5 over his three seasons... All-district selection in basketball in 2008 and also competed in baseball, track and golf... Active in FCA.
Full Name: Mario Alberto Hull Jr. ... Born: Aug. 29, 1992 in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Prisca Cantu and Mario Hull (four brothers)... Rice major: Kinesiology... Rice College: Sid Richardson.