Southern Miss 44, Rice 28
North Texas 42 Rice 35
Coach Bailiff held his first press conference of the year in advance of fall practice.
Preseason honors announced
Named to second team
Rice dropped a 14-13 decision to UTSA on October 15.
Rice faced North Texas at Rice Stadium on September 24
Rice opened the 2016 home schedule by dropping a 38-10 decision to Baylor.
Shots from Training Camp 2016
Rice defeated Charlotte 27-7 on Senior Day at Rice Stadium.
Former walk-on who has become the leader of the receiving corps... Heads into final season 36 catches from becoming 12th Owl to reach 100 career receptions.
Led the team with 39 catches, 554 yards and 5 TD receptions... Top game was a 116-yard night at UTEP for his first career 100-yard game.. Celebrated his mother’s induction into the Rice Athletics Hall of Fame the night before the Army game by catching six for 79 yards including the game winner with 24 seconds left... Caught a career-high eight at FAU for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Second on team among returning players with 25 catches... One of six Owls with a catch of at least 50 yards in 2014, grabbing a career-best, 51-yard TD from Driphus Jackson at LA Tech... Recorded his first two career catches in the opener at Notre Dame, including a 26-yard touchdown from Jackson that was the Owls' first TD in history vs. the Irish... Followed that effort up by catching three for 32 yards at Texas A&M... Led the Owls with a career-high 80 receiving yards vs. ODU while tying with Dennis Parks for team lead with a career-high six catches.
Made his debut on special teams vs. UTSA and went on to play in five games.
The Woodlands College Park High School
First team all-District 14-5A and all-county selection as a senior... Passed for 1,000 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2011... Two-year starter finished his career with 1,647 passing yards and 11 scored along with 1,821 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns for coach Richard Carson... Also starred in basketball for three seasons, scoring 15 points per game en route to a district championship and first team all-district honors.
Full name: Zachary James Wright... Born: Oct. 12, 1993 at Buenos Aires, Argentina... Parents: Christopher and Holly Wright (one sister)... Mother, Holly, earned All-SWC honors in basketball at Rice in 1987 and ranks third on the Owls career scoring list with 1,791 points... Uncle, Jon Warren, coaches men's track and field at Rice... Rice major: Economics... Rice College: Will Rice.
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