In advance of their final game at Rice Stadium on Friday, we salute our 19 seniors.
Veteran among the Owls linebacker corps... Switching to No. 26 as a senior to honor former Owl Larry Izzo as part of the Honor Jersey program.
Picked off his first career pass vs. LA Tech...Credited with a season-best eight tackles at Marshall...Set a new career high with 5.5 TFL with a third down stop for a loss of 1 vs. UTSA...Tied his career high with 3 TFL vs. Army and had a season-high seven tackles...Changed from No. 10 to No. 26 this year to honor Larry Izzo as part of the Owls Honor Jersey program...Third team preseason All C-USA pick by Athlon.
Fourth on team with career-high 63 tackles... Credited with 10 tackles at UTSA to lead team... Credited with sack and fumble on Owls' third defensive TD of the year vs. FAU... Six assists, shared a TFL and broke up a pass vs. Kansas... Named Rice's Defensive Player of the Game in the Liberty Bowl.
Opened the year backing up Kyle Prater, then took over the starting role when he was injured, finishing the year with a career-best 42 tackles... Made his first start a memorable one, finishing with 12 tackles including three for loss (one sack) at Memphis... Credited with his second career sack at UTEP... Recovered a fumble vs. Southern Miss... Broke up his first career pass at Tulane.
Picked up special teams tackles in each of the last two games... Credited with his first career tackle vs. Tulane... Made his debut on special teams at Southern Miss.
Redshirted in his first season with the Owls.
Cinco Ranch High School
5A All-State Honorable Mention by the Associated Press for coach Don Clayton at Cinco Ranch... Member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top 300... Named to the Houston Chronicle's All Greater Houston team... Named to the Houston Chronicle's Houston 100... Two-time All District 17-5A selection and the district defensive MVP as a junior... Team captain as Cinco Ranch advanced to the 5A Division I semifinals... Ranks as the Cougars' career (334) and single-season (142) tackle leader... Also holds the Cinco Ranch season sack record (6)... Member of the National Honor Society... Three time All District Academic.
Full Name: Roland James Radcliffe III... Born: Sept. 24, 1991 at Houston... Parents: Jim and Kris Radcliffe, Katy (two brothers, one sister)... Sister (Molly Radcliffe-Neff) was an All America in field hockey at William & Mary, brother-in-law (Dr. Robert Neff) was an All America in lacrosse at Princeton... Political Science major... Rice College: Wiess.