Rice held its second scrimmage of the 2013 spring on March 25
Rice : Former walk-on whose hard work has allowed him to join the offensive line rotation... Will miss the spring while continuing his recuperation from an in-season injury but is expected to be ready for the start of fall camp... Three-time member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Saw considerable action in the first three games before suffering an arm injury that ended his season.
Walk-on who worked his way into a role on special teams and saw action in nine games during the year.
2010: Redshirted in his first year.
High School: All District 20-5A selection at Bellaire High for coach Trey Herrmann... Three-year starter for the Cardinal... Named the BHS Outstanding Offensive/Defensive Lineman as a senior... Set a school record with a 385 pound bench press as a senior... Also competed in power lifting and track.
Personal Matthew Edward Simonette ... born Nov. 30, 1991 in Santa Clara, Calif ... son of Rebecca Simonette ... brother Nate graduated from Rice in 2011
with a degree in History ... has not declared a major (Natural Sciences Division)