Closed out his career with productive minutes at cornerback.
Credited with a pair of tackles at Northwestern... Broke up a pair of passes vs. Houston... Made his first career start vs. Tulsa... Credited with a career-best three tackles vs. Memphis in addition to breaking up his first career pass and picking up his first career quarterback hurry... Credited with an assist at Southern Miss... Saw action on both special teams and in the defensive backfield against Texas in the opener.
Made a quick transition to safety this fall and moved into the playing rotation... Also saw action as a kick returner... Contributed 61 of the Owls' C-USA record 344 yards in kickoff returns with a pair of returns, including a career-best, 41-yard effort... Credited with his first career tackle and also returned his first three career kickoffs vs. UTEP... Blocked a punt in the Owls' 32-31 win over North Texas... Saw action on kick returns and as a defensive reserve against Texas in the opener.
Cy Falls High School
All District 17-5A selection for coach David Raffield while leading Cy Falls into the second round of the state playoffs... Well's Offensive Coordinator at Cy Falls was Todd Thompson, who was a four-year letterman at Rice (1988-91)... Averaged 20.6 yards per catch (43 catches for 927 yards) and caught 10 touchdowns as a senior... Averaged 26.4 yards on 17 kickoff returns, returning two for scores.
Full Name: Denzel Irvin Wells.. Born: May 1, 1990 in Houston... Mother: Sametrius Wells, Houston... Rice major: Kinesiology.
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Opener Moves to September 1
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Owls Announce 2016 Honor Jerseys
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Okam Named Defensive Line Coach
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Football Holds Second Scrimmage of the Spring
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Rice and Houston Add Football Games in 2020 & 2021
03/21/2016 - The Rice Owls and Houston Cougars, who will resume their cross-town series in 2017 and 2018, have agreed to continue the series with games in 2020 ...
Football Holds First Scrimmage of the Spring
03/18/2016 - The Rice football team completed its first scrimmage of spring camp Friday afternoon.
Spring Practice Update: The Quarterbacks
03/18/2016 - With one week of practice in the books, RiceOwls.com visited with all three quarterbacks for the Owls for an update.
2016 Spring Game Features New Fan Experience...
03/17/2016 - Rice Football fans have a chance to join in the fun as the Owls wrap up their spring drills with the annual Blue-Gray Game by registering for one...
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