Jack Fox, Austin Walter and Roe Wilkins
Ellerbee and Womac named First Team All-Conference USA
Rice @ UAB, 2 p.m.
Met with the media on Monday
Southern Miss 44, Rice 28
Rice hosted North Texas on Senior Day
Rice met ODU in Norfolk, VA on November 18
Rice faced UAB on November 4, 2017
The Owls held their second scrimmage of the spring on March 25
Rice downed UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day 2016
C-USA Honor Roll 2016
All Conference USA 2017 (Honorable Mention)
Became a consistent force along the defensive front wall as a sophomore, earning All Conference USA Honorable Mention honors from league coaches... Finished the year with 32 tackles (21/11) and led all C-USA interior linemen with 6.5 sacks... Credited with a career-best two sacks vs. North Texas to close out the year and move into a tie with Scott Solomon (2009) for 10th on the Rice single season list... All of his sacks came against C-USA competition... Added a third tackle for loss vs. North Texas to establish another career high... Recorded his season high of four tackles four times during the year (at Houston, FIU, Army and North Texas)... Force a fumble at UTSA.
High school teammate of Blain Padgett at 3A Hardin Jefferson HS who made his debut at WKU and had a tackle in each game this year, finishing with 20... Led the interior linemen with a pair of pass breakups... Credited with his first career sack vs. UTSA... Made his starting debut at Southern Miss and recorded a pair of stops... Credited with a TFL on his first career tackle in the opener at WKU.
Hardin Jefferson High School
All-District 9-4A DII selection on both offense and defense at Sour Lake for coach Dwayne Dubois... Named to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team.. One of two Hawks to sign with the Owls, joining defensive end Blain Padgett... Credited with 68 tackles, including 14.5 sacks and four pass breakups on defense in addition to 48 pancake blocks on offense... Credited with 180 tackles, 24 sacks, eight PBUs and 106 pancake blocks in his career... Area finalist in the shot in track... Competes in powerlifting... National Honor Society member...Served on the HJHS Student Council.
Full name: Roe Douglas Wilkins... Born: Jan. 16 at Beaumont... Parents: William and Diana Wilkins (two sisters)... Rice major: Kinesiology... Rice College: Lovett.