Rice -- Tough-luck lineman who has continued to have injuries limit his time on the field.
2008--Has fought off foot injuries to join the rotation at defensive tackle in the last two games... Credited with his first tackle of the year at Tulane.
2007-- Made the switch to defensive tackle in the spring and headed into the fall in contention for playing time, only to see that delayed by an injury... Returned to the playing field for the first time in more than a year as a defensive tackle at Southern Miss... Also saw action against Houston, Memphis, Marshall and Tulsa... Credited with his first two career tackles against Marshall.
2006: Opened the season as the Owls' starting tight end and caught his first two career passes before an injury brought his season to a sudden end... Had played in nine games in 2005 without making a catch, but ended that streak with a five-yard catch against Houston... Made his second catch against UCLA.
2005: Played in nine games with seven starts at tight end... Solid blocker.
High School -- 2004 graduate of Bonham High, north of Dallas... Three-year letterman and starter for coach Ronnie Hill... Two-time all-District 10-3A selection, taking honors as a junior defensive end and a senior tight end... League's defensive player of the year as a senior and member of the Sherman Herald-Democrat's all-Texoma team... Team captain... Academic all-state as a senior... The Purple Warriors' lineman of the year as a junior... Also lettered in basketball, golf and tennis... Ranked fifth in his class... Received academic excellence awards in 2001-02-03-04, and named an academic all-star as a sophomore and junior... Active in a mentor program for elementary school children in Bonham.
Personal -- Full Name: William Andrew Moss... Born: Nov. 15, 1985, at Dallas... Parents: Joe and Kathleen Moss, Bonham (two brothers)... Rice major: kinesiology.
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