Rice -- Standout in the weight room who took over the starting spot at nose tackle in the spring and has become a force inside this fall.
2008: Blocked a plair of kicks vs. North Texas... Swated away the Mean Green's first PAT attempt to preserve a 7-6 lead for the Owls, then blocked a field goal attempt just before halftime... Credited with a career-best seven tackles at Memphis... chipped in a pair of stops at Texas... Made his first career start against SMU... Had appeared in 22 games as a reserve before earning the start against the Mustangs.
2007: Saw action in all 12 games... Credited with a career-best three tackles against Texas as well as his first career tackle for loss (four yards)... Credited with one tackle in six other games...Had tackles in five of eight conference games.
2006: Moved to the defensive side of the line and saw action in four games... Picked up his first career tackle against Army... Also saw action against Texas, UAB and UCF... Listed as a backup to Robby Heos at left guard entering the season... Member of the Student Owl Club..
2005: Played in six games before missing the last portion of the season with an injury.
High School -- 2005 graduate of Tomball High in suburban northwest Houston... Four-year letterman and starter for coach Pat Patterson... Two-time all-District 17-5A lineman... Three-time player of the game for the Cougars in '04, earning unanimous all-league honors... Also a three-year letterman in track... Named to Who's Who Among American High School Students... Honor student with a 90.47 cumulative GPA... Chose Rice over Houston, Syracuse, Missouri and Texas A&M.
Personal -- Full Name: Christopher Ryan Ptaszek... Born: June 6, 1987, at Tyler... Parents: Andre and Glynn Ptaszek, Houston (two brothers)... Rice major: kinesiology.
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