Two-man Bobsled event at Lake Placid
Four-man competition begins on Saturday
One of 15 men chosen
Game broadcast on ESPN 2
Taylor earned MOP honors with record-setting effort
Action photos from Rice's 33-14 win over Air Force.
Gallery of the events and activities leading up to the Armed Forces Bowl
Seniors last practice at Rice Stadium ends with the tradition of being carried off the field by the underclassmen of their choosing.
Rice closed out the home schedule with a 36-14 win
Rice defeated Southern Miss 44-17 at Rice Stadium on October 27
Made the most of the move into the slot for his senior year.
Made a successful transition from running back to slot receiver and earned a berth in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January... Became the first Owl to have 1,000 yards in both career receiving and rushing thanks to an five catch, 80 yard effort vs. Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl... Finished with 102 catches, knocking former NFL start Earl Cooper out of 10th on the Rice career receiving list... Finished his first season as a receiver leading the team in touchdown catches (5) and second in receptions (54) and yards (603)... Opened the year with a career-high eight catches vs. UCLA and matched that total later vs. Tulsa... Posted back-to-back games over 100 yards receiving vs. Marshall (109) and Houston (119)... Teamed with Driphus Jackson on an 88-yard scoring pass vs. Houston, the longest scoring pass in Rice history.... Old mark was set vs. Air Force in 1986 (Kerry Overton to Elliston Stinson)... Tied for second on the team with seven plays of 20 yards or longer this season... Snapped one of the Owls to lengthy special teams touchdown droughts when he blocked a Tulsa punt and returned the ball 12 yards for a touchdown... Owls had not returned a punt for a touchdown since 1997.
Missed the last five games with an injury... Limited in the first five games with an injury, then led the Owls with 70 yards rushing and a touchdown at Marshall... Injured his ankle the following week vs. Tulane and did not play in the final five games... Totaled 48 yards rushing against Purdue and caught pair of passes, including the eventual game-winner for 19 yards from Taylor McHargue... Limited to one carry in the opener at Texas... Also completed his first career pass, a 15-yard completion to Vance McDonald... Entered the season as a solid honors candidate and was on the Doak Walker Award Watch List.
Touted running back led the Owls in rushing and receiving after transferring home to Houston from Michigan... Earned second-team All C-USA accolades from Phil Steele and honorable mention honors from league coaches... Won the George R. Brown Award for running backs as the Owls top ball carrier... First Owl to lead the team in rushing and receptions since Lorenzo Cyphers in 1987... Finished third in C-USA and 65th in the country with 73.6 yards per game rushing, 10th in C-USA and 85th in the country in all-purpose yards... Finished with 883 yards rushing and 384 receiving this year, one of only three running backs in the country to have rushed for at least 880 yards and also caught passes for at least 380 yards... Topped 100 yards rusing for the second time this season with a 114 yards on 15 carries vs. ECU... Caught three passes for 83 yards (including a 64-yard TD pass), to finish with a career-high 197 all-pupose yards... TD catch was his second of better than 50 yards this year, a career long reception as well as the longest by an Owl running back since Quinton Smith had an 80-yard TD reception vs. Houston in 2006... Rushed for 788 yards in the last nine games, compared with 95 in the first three... Lead the team with 39 catches, a career best and the most by an Owl running back since Quinton Smith caught 40 in 2006... Rushed for a career-high 178 yards on 28 carries (also a career high) at Tulsa.... Included in his total was a 50-yard run, which was also a career best... Yardage total was the most by an Owl since Quinton Smith ran for 183 at UCF in 2006... Rushed for 96 yards on 20 carries and added five catches for 45 yards against SMU... Matched his season and game career bests with seven catches vs. Baylor.... Rushed for 64 yards and scored his first rushing touchdown for Rice against the Bears... Caught a career-high seven passes vs. Northwestern and is tied for the team lead with 12 receptions this year... Caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Taylor McHargue on the first play of the game vs. North Texas.... Also picked up a blocked punt and returned it 10 yards to finish the day with 199 all-purpose yards... Started against Texas in the opener at Reliant Stadium and rushed for 47 yards.
Competed in track for the Owls in the spring after enrolling in January... Finished fifth in the long jump (23-2), sixth in the high jump (6-2) and qualified second in the 60 meters (6.82 at the C-USA Indoor Championships,)... Finished second in the long jump (24-8 ¼) and eighth in the 100 meters, qualifying with a time of 10.7 at the conference outdoor championships.
2008 (University of Michigan)
Lettered while playing in 10 games and starting six contests at superback ... team's second-leading rusher and third-leading receiver ... carried 118 times for 486 yards and three touchdowns ... caught 19 passes for 175 yards and one TD ... made career debut as starting superback vs. Utah (Aug. 30), ... scored first collegiate touchdown on a three-yard run with 6:26 left in the fourth quarter against the Utes ... gained a career-high 131 yards rushing on 25 carries at Notre Dame (Sept. 13), his first career 100-yard rushing effort ... grabbed four receptions for 47 yards against the Irish ... scored first career receiving touchdown on a 40-yard catch and run against ND ... carried 15 times for 36 yards and scored one TD vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... scored eventual game-winning touchdown on a three-yard run with 3:03 left in the fourth quarter against the Badgers ... rushed a career-high 25 times for 105 yards vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... made career debut as kick returner against the Nittany Lions, returning four kicks for 94 yards, including a 35-yard long ... left game midway through the first quarter against the Spartans due to injury ... missed Purdue (Nov. 1) game due to injury suffered against Michigan State ... did not see game action vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... had a 13-yard kickoff return prior to leaving the game with an injury at Ohio State (Nov. 22)
Cy Fair High School
2008 graduate of Cy Fair High School... Played for coach Ed Pustejovsky ... Tallied 699 career carries for 5,847 yards and 83 touchdowns ... carried the ball 205 times for 1,711 yards and scored 23 touchdowns during injury-shortened senior season ... rushed for 3,121 yards on 358 carries and scored 44 TDs as a junior ... carried the ball 115 times for 853 yards and scored 11 touchdowns sophomore season ... Honors and Rankings ... 2007 All-USA second team by the USA Today ... EA Sports All-America third team ... PrepStar All-American and the publication's 93rd-best player nationally ... played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... four-star prospect, the nation's No. 10 all-purpose back and the 38th-best player in the state of Texas according to Rivals.com ... rated fifth-best homerun back in the country by Rivals.com ... four-star recruit and the nation's No. 7 running back according to Scout.com ... tabbed as the No. 29 player in the country and named a first-team All-American as a utility player by Tom Lemming ... unanimous first-team all-district selection as a senior ... named Associated Press All-State 5A at running back junior year ... produced a SPARQ score of 104.8 at the 2006 Houston NIKE Combine.
Full Name: Samuel Terrence McGuffie... Born Oct. 16, 1989. Parents: Terrie McGuffie and Victoria McGuffie, (one brother, one sister), Cypress... Rice major: Sociology.