Per tradition, the members of the senior class were carried from the field after their last practice at Rice Stadium.
Rice downed UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day 2016
Rice rallied from a 21-0 deficit to defeat Charlotte 22-21 on November 12.
Rice hosted FAU at Rice Stadium on November 5.
Rice faced Louisiana Tech on October 29
Put together standout numbers as the Owls starting QB in 2016, earning a place in multiple Rice season top tens as well as finishing his career ranked second in career completion percentage (60.1).
Threw for 2,049 yards and 12 touchdowns (194-316-7), ran for 309 yards and four touchdowns and also caught a 27-yard TD pass... Moved into the Rice single season top ten in all passing categories, finishing third with a 61.4% completion percentage, tying for 4th in both attempts and completions, seventh in total offense (2,358), ninth in yards and tied for 10th in touchdown passes... Enjoyed his finest day as an Owl to lead them to a 22-21 win at Charlotte... Finished 35-49 for 279 yards and a touchdown and ran for 93 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns.... Totals for completions, attempts, carries, yards and rushing touchdowns were career-highs. .. 35 completions matched the second-best total in school history (Joel Armstrong vs. Troy 2006 New Orleans Bowl & Chase Clement at SMU, 2007). Smashed his career high by throwing for 407 yards, five touchdowns and compiling 405 yards of total offense against Prairie View... Joined Tommy Kramer, Chase Clement and Nick Fanuzzi as the only Rice quarterbacks to top 400 yards in a game.... Total ranks as the fourth-highest passing total in school history... First Owl to throw five touchdowns in a game since Clement vs. Houston in 2008... Total offense mark ranks eighth in school history and he beame the third Owl to top 400 yards... Caught his first career touchdown pass against Prairie View as the Owls tied the school team record with six TD passes in a game... Ran for a then career-high 92 yards against North Texas including a career-long 41-yard run to set up the Owls' tying score in the fourth quarter... 64-yard TD to tight end Connor Cella vs. Army was the longest scoring pass by a Rice QB since Driphus Jackson hit Mario Hull with a 69-yarder in the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl... It was the first TD toss to a Rice tight end of more than 60 yards since James Casey hauled in a 61- yard TD from Chase Clement vs. Tulane in 2007... Threw for 186 yards (23-38-2) and rushed for 85 more in his first career start in the opener at WKU.
Saw action in five games, completing 24-of-48 passes for 320 yards and a touchdown... Came on in relief of Driphus Jackson vs. WKU and set career bests by hitting on 11 of 19 for 150 yards... Sparked the Owls' final TD drive vs. Texas, completing seven of eight passes for 95 yards and a 14-yard TD toss to Luke Turner.
Completed 12-of-19 passes in his first career action in 2014... Made a memorable debut at Notre Dame, hitting true freshman James Mayden with a 53-yard touchdown pass on his first career attempt... Finished the game completing both passes for 63 yards... Stepped in when Driphus Jackson was injured on the first series against ODU and completed 7/12 for 67 yards.
Spring Klein High School
All-District 13-5A selection for coach Drew Swoboda at Klein Collins HS... Threw for 1,886 yards (123-190) with 18 touchdowns as a senior... Ran for seven more scores... Threw for 3,344 yards and 31 touchdowns, while rushing for 16 more in his career... Team captain as a senior... Also played basketball and baseball... Two-time Academic All-District and a second team Academic All-State pick as a senior... Finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club's Scholar Athlete of the Year... National Honor Society.
Full Name: Tyler Joseph Stehling... Born: Dec. 22, 1993 at Houston... Parents: Brian and Glenda Stehling (one sister)... Father was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the third round of the January, 1979 draft out of San Jacinto College... He pitched in the Dodgers organization in 1983, posting a 1-2 record and 4.48 ERA in seven games for their Rookie League team... Rice major: Sport Management... Rice College: Wiess.