Rice -- Tough back who found time in the backfield and on special teams.
2006: Former starting fullback who saw action in all 13 games on special teams and on offense....gained nine yards on five carries on the season, including four carries against Florida State....made his first two career catches, including a 1-yard TD grab against Army on his first career catch....second catch was good for seven yards against Tulsa...Credited with four special teams tackles
2005: Played in 11 games with five starts at fullback... Rice's third-leading rusher with 538 yards and a team-leading seven touchdowns on 109 carries... C-USA offensive player of the week after gaining 156 yards and scoring three TDs in the win over Tulane... Included was a 75-yard TD run against the Green Wave, Rice's longest run of the season... Rice's leading scorer on the season with 42 points... Also had two TDs against Tulsa... Returned two kickoffs for 12 yards.
2004: Played in one three games with one start (San Jose State) as a redshirt freshman... Gained 18 yards on seven carries, including a two-yard touchdown run at SJSU... Gained 13 yards on six carries against the Spartans before a shoulder injury which caused him to miss the rest of the season.
High School -- 2003 graduate of Jesuit Preparatory School in Dallas... Two-time all-state selection for coach Bob Wunderlick... Four-year letterman who was twice named Jesuit's MVP... Served as the Rangers' team captain as a senior... First-team all-area pick by the Dallas Morning-News, and player of the year as selected by Northside People... Offensive MVP of the 2001 and `02 Jesuit Bowl games vs. Houston's Strake Jesuit Prep... Gained more than 3,000 yards rushing in his career, scored 30 touchdowns, and averaged 10 yards every time he touched the ball... Also competed in soccer and track... Member of community service and social justice advisory board... Honor roll student.
Personal -- Full name: John Stephen Wall Jr... Born: Aug. 9, 1984, at Arlington... Parents: John and Barb Wall, Dallas (two sisters)... Rice Major: managerial studies/sports management... College: Jones.