Rice hosts SMU at 2:30
C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week
2012 Spring Game
Quotes from the Oct. 10 Rice football press luncheon
Seniors last practice at Rice Stadium ends with the tradition of being carried off the field by the underclassmen of their choosing.
Rice closed out the home schedule with a 36-14 win
Rice and Houston played for the Bayou Bucket on September 29, 2012
Images from the Owls' overtime loss to Marshall
Talented transfer from LSU who put togehter a solid senior campaign for the Owls.
Opened the year as the starter, then battled back from a midseason injury that held him out of two games at midseason to return to action and finish with a career-high 41 tackles... Credited with a career-best nine tackles in the opener vs. UCLA... Shared his first career TFL at Tulsa... Broke-up passes vs. Marshall and UTEP... Finished his career with a pair of stops, including one for a loss vs. Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Lead the team with 10 special teams tackles... Credited with his first career TFL vs. Tulane... Made his Rice debut on special teams against Texas in the opener... Saw his first extensive action at Baylor and was credited with a career-best six tackles... Picked up a pair of stops at Southern Miss and Marshall.
Sat out season after transferring from LSU in the summer.
Played in two games with no starts ... Played in season-opener on special teams against Washington and then against Tulane, both LSU wins ... Did not record any statistics.
Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2008
Tivy High School
One of the top linebackers in the state of Texas ... Played for the West squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Named to the Rivals.com Texas Top 100 and rated as the No. 10 weakside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... Rated the No. 31 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com ... Named to the Prep Star Magazine All-Midlands Region Team ...Was named to the all-state first team as a senior after recording 146 tackles, 12 quarterback hurries, nine tackles for loss and three sacks ... As a junior, recorded 126 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks, and one interception ... Also a standout baseball player in high school ... Coached by Mark Smith.
Full name is Kyle Zachary Prater ... Born on July 8, 1989, in Yuma, Ariz. ... Parents John and Kim Prater, Kerrville ... Has one sibling ... Comes from a family loaded with athletic ability ... His grandfather played both football and basketball at Baylor; his dad played football at the University of Kansas; and his brother was a four-year football letterman at the University of Wyoming... Rice major: Sport Management
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