Rice became bowl-eligible for the second time in as many years in the Owls' 45-7 victory over UTEP.
Oct. 26, 2013
Will be counted on to build on experience gained in 2013 to fill a need along the defensive front line this Fall.
Took over as a starter down the stretch last fall and delivered consistent play... Started the last five games... Shared a sack vs. Marshall...Credited with first career sack on the opening play of overtime at UAB... Made his first career start vs. NT... Stepped in after Stuart Mouchantaf was hurt vs. UTEP and credited with a career best six tackles, which matched his season total heading into game... Recovered key fumble at goal line vs. UTEP with Rice leading 17-7 late in the second quarter... Set up a 99-yard drive to give Rice a 24-7 lead heading to halftime... Has a career-high nine tackles this year.
Saw time on the defensive line and on special teams before missing the last three games with an injury... Credited with his first career tackle vs. Louisiana Tech and forced his first career fumble vs. Southern Miss to stop a late USM scoring threat.
Klein High School
Two-time All District 13-5A selection for coach Shane Hallmark... Led team to the state semifinals as a junior... Honorable mention All Greater Houston... Competed in track, throwing the shot and discus... Member of the Houston Chronicle's Greater Houston 100... Member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society.
Full Name: Ross Philip Winship... Born: Aug. 8, 1992 at Houston... One sister... Grandfather (Bob Winship) lettered for Rice in 1949-50, while his cousin (Jason Winship) earned four letters for Rice (1993-96) and was an Academic All-WAC selection as a senior... Sport Management major... Rice College: McMurtry.