Rice became bowl-eligible for the second time in as many years in the Owls' 45-7 victory over UTEP.
Oct. 26, 2013
Earned the starting nod at one of the defensive end positions after a strong spring and fall camp.
Made his first career start after 33 games as a reserve in the opener at Notre Dame and tied for the team lead with a career-best six tackles... Also sacked Everett Golson for a loss of 8.
Credited with a career-high 18 tackles, including three for loss... Top game was three tackles vs. Houston.
Backup performer at defensive end who was credited with a career-best eight tackles... Credited with a career-best two in the opener vs. UCLA and matched that vs. Marshall... Credited with a tackle and recovered a fumble on a kickoff return in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Made his debut against Texas in the opener and also saw action as a reserve against Purdue both at defensive end and on special teams...Credited with his first career tackle at Baylor and also forced a fumble on a kickoff return... Repeated those numbers the following week at Southern Miss, with his forced fumble returned for a touchdown by Michael Kutzler... Picked up a solo stop vs. Memphis.
Honey Grove High School
Four-time All District 11-2A selection for coach James Fuller at Honey Grove...Led the Warriors in rushing for three consecutive seasons... Team reached the area championship in both his freshman and sophomore seasons... Also played basketball and earned All Red River Valley honorable mention as a sophomore... Academic All District... Member of the Beta Club.
Full Name: Zachary Patt... Born: Feb. 6, 1992 at Paris... Parents: Roy Gene and Delores Patt (one brother)... Rice major: Political Science... Rice College: Jones.