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
Souvenir covers from the 2011 season
Images of Brian Stacey
Senior who provided experience along the Owls' defensive front line as well as stepping in to the role of deep snapping on PATs and field goals at the end of the year.
Picked up his first career sack, dropping Texas' Garrett Gilbert for a two-yard loss in the opener against Texas...Credited with a career-high three tackles at Baylor... Served as one of the Owls game captains vs. Tulsa.
Returned to the defensive side of the ball in fall camp after spending the spring on the offensive side... Had a career-best 13 tackles in a reserve role... Had at least one tackle in 10 of 11 games... Credited with his first two hurries along with an assist at UTEP... Credited with a career-best three stops against Northwestern... Credited with a tackle in the opener against Texas and in the Owls' 32-31 win over North Texas.
Matched his career-high with a pair of tackles vs. Houston....Credited with a pair of stops vs. Vanderbilt for his first multi-tackle game... Made his first career start at Texas Tech at defensive tackle and was credited with one tackle... Saw action in the rotation at tackle in the opener at UAB... suffered an injury early in the Tulsa game and did not play vs. Navy... Returned to action vs. East Carolina and credited with a tackle.
Made his debut on special teams at Vanderbilt ... saw action in short-yardage situations at Tulane and made his first career tackle a memorable one ... credited with the fourth-down stop at the goal line ... played in a total of six games.
Klein Forest High School
2007 graduate of Klein Forest in suburban northwest Houston ... second-team 5A All-State by 5A Texas Football.com and the District 16-5A Defensive Player of the Year for coach Kenny Hammock ... a two-time all-district pick for the Golden Eagles ... had 55 tackles, nine for loss and seven sacks as a senior and completed his career with 147 tackles and 16 sacks ... member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society ... academic all-district selection.
Full Name: Brian Edward Stacey ... Born: March 13, 1989 at Houston ... Parents: Edward and Deborah Stacey (one brother, one sister) ... Rice major: Sport Management .