Rice -- Senior leader who will contend for playing time this fall.
2006: Solid backup in the defensive backfield who saw action in a pair of games (Florida State and Tulane)... Member of the Black Students Association and the Student Owl Club.
2005: Played in eight games with four starts to earn his second letter... Had eight tackles (seven primary), two pass deflections and one forced fumble on the season... Had three tackles against UCLA and again against UAB for a career high... Returned a kickoff 33 yards at East Carolina.
2004: played in nine games to earn his first letter... Had three tackles (two primary) on the season... Two of the stops came at Texas.
Other Rice Athletics: Finished fifth in the 100 meters C-USA Outdoor Track Championships with a career-best 10.75... Joined with fellow footballers Gary Anderson and Bubba Heard as three of the four legs on the Owls 4x100 relay that finished third.
High School -- 2003 graduate of Plano West High in suburban north Dallas... All-District 9-5A honoree for coach Mike Hughes... Won all-Collin County honors as a senior... Played in the Coca-Cola East-West all-star game... Led the Wolves to a 5-5 record and their first win in history over Plano High... Outstanding competitor as a running back who gained 867 yards and scored five touchdowns on 133 carries as a senior... Two-time all-city player of the week selection... Captained Plano West's track team... Regional qualifier who set the school record in the 100- and 200-meters... Academic honors and activities include FCA, Math Club, and volunteering at the Salvation Army, local nursing homes and the Habitat for Humanity... Nominated for Who's Who Among American Athletes.
Personal -- Full name: Jonathan Turner... Born: July 2, 1985, at Dallas... Parents: Oscar and Johnnie Turner, Plano (one brother and one sister)... Rice Major: economics/managerial studies.
Bailiff Announces New Defensive Staff Members
01/18/2017 - Brian Stewart, who has coordinated defenses at both the NFL and FBS levels, and Scott Vestal, who has coached defensive backs in both the Big 12...
McGuffie Wins First World Cup Gold
12/16/2016 - Former Rice standout Sam McGuffie opened his second season with the US Bobsled team in impressive fashion, teaming with three-time Olympic medalist...
Ellerbee, Martin and McGaskey Honored by Phil...
12/14/2016 - Linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, center Trey Martin and strong safety Tabari McGaskey have named by Phil Steele to his 2016 All-Conference USA squad. ...
Ellerbee Named to C-USA All-Conference Team
12/06/2016 - Rice junior linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee leads a group of six Owls who were honored by Conference USA coaches in their annual voting to selected C-...
Ellerbee Named to C-USA All-Academic Squad
12/01/2016 - Rice junior linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, who led Conference USA in tackles in his first year as a starter, has been honored for his excellence...
Bailiff to Return in 2017
11/29/2016 - Rice Director of Director of Athletics, Recreation & Lifetime Fitness Joe Karlgaard announced on Tuesday that head football coach David Bailiff...
Rice Closes Season with Loss at No. 24 Stanford
11/26/2016 - Jowan Davis scored twice but it was not enough as Rice dropped its season finale at 24th-ranked Stanford, 41-17.
R Blog: Seniors Ride Off in Style
11/24/2016 - The Rice football team held its final practice of 2016 at Rice Stadium.
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