Rice held its second practice of 2013 Training Camp on Tuesday morning.
Part of the Owls' talented safety corps who worked hard in the spring to earn increased playing time.
Saw action in all 14 games, finishing with five tackles.
One of eight true freshmen to play on the season... Earned most of his playing time on special teams, picking up a pair of stops on kickoff returns... Also picked up one tackle and a forced fumble while at safety vs. Southern Miss.
Cedar Park High School
All-District 25-4A selection at safety as a junior and senior for coach Chris Ross at Cedar Park, while leading the Timberwolves to back-to-back appearances in the state quarterfinals... Credited with 59 tackles, five interceptions, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and broke up 11 passes while earning All-Centex first team honors as a senior... A member of the Hill Country News "Dazzling Dozen"... Ran track and was part of Cedar Park's 4x100 relay that reached the regional finals... Academic All-State.
Full Name: Zachary R. Espinosa... Born: Aug. 20, 1993 at Concord, Calif. ... Parents: Art and Kelli Espinosa (one brother, one sister)... Brother (Dom) is a senior starting center at Texas... Rice College: Sid Richardson... Rice major: Economics.