Live coverage begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN3
Head coach David Bailiff held his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Rice vs. Old Dominion 1 p.m. central
Rice @ UAB, 2 p.m.
Trevor Cobb and Matt Sign return as 2017 Honor Jerseys
Rice hosted North Texas on Senior Day
Rice met ODU in Norfolk, VA on November 18
Rice faced UAB on November 4, 2017
Rice met UTSA at the Alamodome on October 22, 2017
Rice met the Pitt Panthers on September 30, 2017 at Heinz Field.
C-USA Honor Roll, 2016
Enters 2018 with 16 career starts and 27 career games along the defensive front wall.
Played in a career-best 12 games (all starts) and reached career highs in tackles (37), unassisted (24), assists (13), TFL (4) and sacks (2)... Established a single game high with five tackles vs. Army and matched that total in back-to-back efforts vs. LA Tech and at UAB... Credited with a career-high 1.5 TFLs at Pitt including his second sack of the year... Also credited with a sack in the opener vs. Stanford in the Sydney Cup.
Preseason second team selection by Phil Steele and enjoyed a strong start to his sophomore year before an injury cut season short... Started the first four games before seeing his season end due to an upper body injury that required surgery... Matched his career-high with four tackles twice (Army and North Texas)... Credited with his first career sack vs. Baylor... Granted a medical hardship after the season.
2015True freshman who saw action in 11 of 12 games... Had the best game of young career vs. LA Tech, finishing with four tackles including sharing his first TFL... Set up the Owls' 1st TD at UTEP with his first career forced fumble... Blocked a PAT vs. Southern Miss... Credited with his first career tackle at Texas.
Skyline High School
All-District 9-6A, All-Area and second-team APSE All-State selection as a senior at Skyline High for coach Reggie Samples… Led Skyline to the 6A D1 semifinals… Team captain… Finished with 81 tackles, 22 of which were for loss (14 sacks), 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 20 quarterback hurries… Ranked by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football as the #6 defensive tackle in its postseason edition and at #87 in their final Texas 150…Member of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Texas Top 300 and listed as one of the top 25 defensive tackles…Member of the National Honor Society… Who’s Who in High School… Ranked in the top 15% of his graduating class.
Full name: Zachary Lamont Abercrumbia... Born: June 30, 1997 at Dallas, Texas. ... Parents: Billy and Sherry Abercrumbia (two brothers, two sisters)... Sister, Sherena, played basketball at Lon Morris and Hampton... Rice major: Sports Management... Rice College: Sid Richardson.
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