Head coach David Bailiff held his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
LA Tech 42, Rice 28
Owls fall in international debut
Rice held its third scrimmage of the spring on April 14
Rice faced UAB on November 4, 2017
Rice Owls Football Photo Gallery vs. LA Tech (1st Half)
Rice met the Pitt Panthers on September 30, 2017 at Heinz Field.
Shots from Training Camp 2016
C-USA Honor Roll 2017, 2018
Made the move to fullback in the spring of 2018 after a productive first year of action at tight end prior to the start of the 2017 season... Made the switch from offense to defense during fall camp and earned his first letter after seeing action in all 12 games, including six starts... Came to camp looking to contend for playing time at defensive end, but injuries dictated a shift to tight end... Made his debut vs. Stanford in the Sydney Cup... Picked up his first career reception at Pitt (198 yards)... Made his fist career start vs. Army... Scored his first career touchdown on an eight yard run vs. LA Tech.
Redshirted in his first year at Rice.
Franklin High School
Co-MVP of District 12-3A as a senior while leading Franklin to the 3A D-II state title game... Credited with 115 tackles, three fumble recoveries, 19 quarterback hurries, 15 PBU and two interceptions as a senior... Listed as one of Texas best 32 linebackers in Dave Campbell's Texas Football's"Texas Rising" postseason recruiting guide... Three-time all-district performer... Honorable mention All-State as a sophomore, second team All-State as a junior and preseason All-State as a senior... Four-year starter... District and area champion in the discus as a junior and area runner-up in shot the same year... Second team Academic All-State selection ... Active in his church youth group and coaches youth basketball and football.
Full name: William Phillips. Born: Dec. 1, 1997... Parents: Scott and Elin Phillips... Grandfather (Thomas Phillips) played football at Texas while his father (Scott) played tennis at Texas A&M ... Rice College: Brown.