For the seventh consecutive year, the Rice football team helped the incoming freshmen class move in.
Former walk-on whose hard work has allowed him to join the offensive line rotation... Missed the spring while continuing his recuperation from an in-season injury but was cleared for camp and is listed as the starter at center... Three-time member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Saw considerable action in the first three games before suffering an arm injury that ended his season.
Walk-on who worked his way into a role on special teams and saw action in nine games during the year.
Redshirted in his first year.
Bellaire High School
All-District 20-5A selection at Bellaire High for coach Trey Herrmann... Three-year starter for the Cardinal... Named the BHS Outstanding Offensive/Defensive Lineman as a senior... Set a school record with a 385 pound bench press as a senior... Also competed in power lifting and track.
Matthew Edward Simonette... Born: Nov. 30, 1991 in Santa Clara, Calif. ... Son of Rebecca Simonette... brother Nate graduated from Rice in 2011 with a degree in History ... Sport Management major... Rice College: Lovett.