Owls pulled on full pads for the first time on Wednesday.
Rice : Walkon who looks to build upon his first playing time in 2012.
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)