11 players honored
Owls honored by CoSIDA Disctrict VII
Campbell Trophy semifinalst
Rice Ranks Third In C-USA
First Scrimmage of the spring
A second gallery of photos from the 2013 C-USA Football Championship
Rice defeated Marshall 41-24 to win the C-USA Championship on December 7.
The Rice football seniors were carried from the field by their teammates after their final practice at Rice Stadium on Friday.
Rice became bowl-eligible for the second time in as many years in the Owls' 45-7 victory over UTEP. Oct. 26, 2013
Rice defeated FAU in a C-USA league game 18-14 on Sept. 27, 2013 at Rice Stadium in Houston.
Started 11 of 13 games in his senior year... Four-member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Returned to action vs. Tulane after missing two games with an injury... Named to his second consecutive CoSIDA Academic All District VII team and was a candidate for National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award... carries a 3.56 GPA while majoring in Mathematic Economic Analysis... Picked up first career sack and matched his season high in solo tackles with four vs. UTEP... Enjoyed his most productive day since his move to DE, finishing with six tackles, two for loss and recovering a fumble vs. FAU.
Academic All-Conference USA and CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District team for Region 7 with a 3.65 GPA in Mathematical Economic Analysis... Battled back from an early-season injury to return to the rotation at defensive end... Credited with three tackles in the opener vs. UCLA in his debut at defensive end after making the transition from safety in fall camp... Injured early in the Kansas game, but returned to action by UTSA... Credited with tackles vs. Tulsa and Southern Miss.
Credited with three assists vs. UTEP ... Matched his career-high with eight tackles vs. Tulsa, while also being credited with his first career PBU and fumble recovery... Credited with a career-best eight tackles at Marshall in his second straight start... Earned his first career start vs. Memphis and was credited with seven tackles... Credited with a three tackles in the opener at Texas and matched it the following week vs. Purdue.
Redshirt freshman walk-on who battled back from an injury in fall training camp to become a productive member of the kickoff coverage squad... Tied for second with eight tackles on kickoff coverage, despite only playing only the last seven games... Made tackles in each of the last five games, including a pair in each of the last three... Completed his recovery from a training camp injury to make his debut on special teams vs. UTEP... Credited with his first tackle on kickoff coverage vs. UCF.
Redshirted... Earned C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for his efforts in the classroom.
Katy Cinco Ranch High School
Unanimous All-District 17-5A selection as well as the all-purpose defensive MVP as a senior for Donald Clayton at Katy Cinco Ranch HS... Joins with teammate Bobby Kiesewetter as a walk-on this fall... Finished the year with 64 tackles, two fumble recoveries, four interceptions and nine pass breakups as the Cougars reached the regional semifinals... Second-team Academic All-State honoree... Member of the National Honor Society and PALS (Peer Assistance Leadership).
Full Name: Tanner Temple Leland... Born: February 22, 1991 at El Paso, Texas. ... Parents: Mark and Simone Leland (three brothers)... Mathematical Economic Analysis major... Rice college: Brown.
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One to Remember
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