Rice defeated Marshall 41-24 to win the C-USA Championship on December 7.
Stepped into a starting spot at corner vs. Southern Miss and made an immediate impact.
Matched his season high with three solo tackles at LA Tech (fourth time)...Made the game-changing play with a 60-yard pick six vs. North Texas... Score was part of a 10-point explosion by Rice in the opening minutes of the third quarter after Rice trailed 21-14 at the half...Leads the team with two interceptions this year... Made his first career start at Southern Miss and picked off his first career pass while being credited with a career-best four tackles...Credited with his first career tackle for loss vs. Texas A&M.
Two-time Speical Teams Player of the Week... Credited with a career-high three solo tackles vs. Marshall... Made his Rice debut on special teams vs. Texas A&M.
2011 (Air Force Academy)
Saw action in four games for the Falcons in 2011, notching four tackles... Under coach Troy Calhoun, AFA posted a 7-6 record and played in the Military Bowl.
Arlington Martin High School
Earned first team all-District 34-5A accolades at corner and was named an honorable mention all-state punt returner... Named to the first team DFW Superteam as a defensive back and was twice named the Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Week... Made 80 tackles with four interceptions, seven pass breakups and a pair of fumble recoveries as a senior... Added 18.4 yards per punt return... Made 137 career tackles with six interceptions in his career for coach Bob Wager... Earned three letters in track and was a regional qualifier in the 1600-meter relay as a sophomore.
Name: Ryan Louis Pollard... Born: Oct. 14, 1992 in Arlington... Parents: Alvin Jr. and Chenida Pollard (two brothers)... Cousin, Sherrod Harris, played football at the University of Texas (2007-09)... Rice major: Kinesiology... Rice College: Brown.