Rice opened the 2013 season against Texas A&M in College Station
Talented senior who will be counted on to step into an expanded role.
2013 Chipped in solid play in his return to the field after missing 2012 with an injury... 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... Had a season-high 24 receiving yards (long of 23) vs. Kansas.
Injured at the end of summer conditioning 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.
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 at Rice Consolidated High School... 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 Owls transfer QB Taylor Cook in 2007 to lead the Raiders to the 2A state semifinals, and returned there again as a junior.... Rice Consolidated 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 Sr. ... Four brothers... Rice major: Kinesiology... Rice College: Sid Richardson.