Jack Fox, Austin Walter and Roe Wilkins
Match largest class of Rice honorees
Presented to nation's top defensive end
First Owl Honored in 2014
Joins Martens, Boswell, Solomon, Willson, Nwosu and Hicks on All C-USA team
The Owls closed out the 2011 season by dropping a 27-24 decision to SMU on November 26
Final practice at Rice Stadium for the 2011 Seniors
Expanded photo galleries from the win over Tulane on Senior Day
Souvenir covers from the 2011 season
Intense leader along the defensive front who came back from an injury that caused him to miss the 2010 season to become one of most productive defensive linemen in school history... Invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in lage February.
First-team, All C-USA pick by Rivals.com and College Football News... Second team All C-USA selection by league coaches and Phil Steele... Named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football All Texas College postseason second team... Earned C-USA Football All-Academic honors in a vote of the league's SIDs.... One of 19 players who were named to the final watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award for the nation's top defensive end... Completed his career tied for the school record for sacks (24) and ranked second in career TFLs (see chart)... Had at least one TFL in eight of the last nine games and four sacks in the last five... Finished with a career-high 8.5 sacks this year which also ranks second in school history... Caused a goal line fumble on fourth down at Southern Miss that Xavier Webb recovered and returned 96 yards for a touchdown... Tied the Rice career sack record with a pair of quarterback drops vs. Tulane... Seven tackles vs. Tulane pushed his career total past 200... Recorded his 22nd career sack with a drop of Northwestern's Dan Persa... Moved into second on the Rice career sack list with a one vs. Houston... Moved into third on the Owls career TFL list after sharing a pair vs. Tulsa... Moved into third on the Owls career sack list after recording 3.5 TFL and a pair of sacks vs. Purdue... Returned to action in the opener at Texas and was credited with three tackles... Preseason honors candidate and ranks among the national active leaders in career TFL and sacks... Second team preseason All C-USA selection by Athlon and named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football All-Texas Defense preseason second team... Named to Phil Steele's midseason All C-USA first team... Chose to change his number to 35 this season to honor fellow 5th year senior Travis Bradshaw, whose suffered a career ending injury during preseason camp.
Sat out the season after an injury during the final stages of fall camp.... Moved inside to defensive tackle during spring drills... Preseason All C-USA selection and a member of named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football All-Texas Defense preseason first team.
Earned second-team All C-USA honors from the league's coaches after an outstanding junior campaign... Lead C-USA defensive linemen with 63 tackles... Tied for sixth in C-USA with .54 sacks per game and tied with fellow DE Cheta Ozougwu for eighth in the league with.88 TFL... Had 4.5 TFL and 2.5 sacks in the last three games... Jumped to eighth on the Owls' career TFL list with one vs. Tulane... Moved into fourth on the Owls' career sack list after picking up 2.5 sacks at SMU... Had a career-best 6.5 sacks this season, which ranks ninth in school history... Forced a pair of fumbles on two of his sacks vs. SMU... Credited with a career-best 11 tackles and three sacks vs. Tulsa... Became the first Owl defensive lineman to reach double figures in a game since John Syptak had 11 stops vs. Houston in 2005...Three sacks were the most in a game by an Owl since linebacker Jeff Vanover had three vs. Michigan State in 2002.. DE Brandon Green was the last Owl lineman to have three sacks in agame (twice in 2001)... credited with four tackles , including a three-yard sack of Joe Webb... ... second team All C-USA preseason selection by the media in a poll conducted by the New Orleans Times Picayune ... named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football All-Texas Defense preseason second team.
Earned honorable mention All C-USA honors from the coaches ... led the team with nine tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks ... totals for yards lost on tackles for loss (48) and sacks (35) were career-bests ... closed with tackles for loss in four straight regular season games (six total) and sacks in each of the last three ... credited with 20 of his 40 tackles on the year in the last four games ... credited with at least a share of a TFL in eight of 12 games ... dominated the Owls' win over Houston in the Bayou Bucket, finishing with six tackles including a sack for a loss of 14 yards and a second TFL for a loss of a yard ... also broke up one pass and caused multiple throws out of bounds to avoid sacks against Houston ... credited with a season-high seven tackles, including a sack vs. Marshall ... blocked the Owls' fourth kick of the season, a field goal vs. Tulane which Chris Jones returned for a 55-yard TD ... also set up a score with a fumble recovery vs. SMU ... missed the Vanderbilt game with an injury ... named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All-Texas College second team in the preseason.
Earned C-USA All Freshmen honors from league coaches, as well as freshman all American nods from Scout.com ... led the down linemen and finished fourth on the team with 49 tackles, despite missing the Southern Miss game ... led the team with 11 tackles for loss (41 yards), and 4.5 sacks (26 yards) ... finished 10th in the league in both categories ... made his presence felt right away in his first collegiate action against Nicholls, picking up a tackle for loss on a third down play for his first career tackle ... finished the night with eight stops, two for loss, forced one fumble and recovered another ... made his first career start at Baylor and picked up his first career sack ... came back after missing the Southern Miss game with an injury to register a season-best nine tackles against Houston ... shared a tackle for loss against the Cougars and went on to register at least one tackle for loss in each of the final six games of the season ... closed the season strongly, totaling 13 tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack against Tulane and Tulsa.
Marshall High School
2007 graduate of Marshall High School in San Antonio ... Defensive MVP for District 28-5A and a second team All-State selection for coach Mike Carew, after piling up 105 tackles, including 13 for loss and nine sacks ... also named all-area ... sparked his team to a 9-3 record and the 28 5A title ... earned all-district honors as a junior with 69 tackles and four sacks ... also competed in the long jump ... member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish Honor Society ... graduated in the top 10 percent of his class ... second-team academic all-state and listed in Who's Who of American High School Students
Full Name: Scott Solomon ... Born: November 5, 1988 at San Antonio ... Parents: Dale and Diane Solomon (two brothers) ... Rice major: Political Science
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