The game will be the first of three-straight at the newly-renovated Hancock Stadium for the Redbirds.
2007: Played in 10 games, including four in the Redbird backfield ... rushed for a season-high 110 yards against Indiana State ... joined his brother, Rafael Rice, and Geno Blow in the game against Indiana State as the only trio in Illinois State history to each rush for 100 yards in the same game ... also scored two touchdowns against the Sycamores ... in the final two games, posted a combined 10 catches for 62 yards out of the backfield ... collected a special-teams tackle at Missouri.
2005: Played in the final three games of the season ... possible redshirt campaign was pulled a week after injuries to the Redbirds' top-two running backs against Northern Iowa ... had 52 yards in first-collegiate game versus Western Illinois .. scored first-career touchdown at Missouri State ... scored a career-high three TDs in final game of the season against Indiana State.
Los Alamitos HS: Rushed for 1,987 yards on 225 carries as a senior, while notching 26 TDs ... earned all-state, all-city, all-county, all-region, All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and All-CIF Southern Section honors as a senior ... the league's most valuable offensive player his final season, while recognized as an EA Sports All-America selection ... coached by John Barnes ... also lettered in basketball ... member of the honor roll.
Data: Born 5-15-87 in Columbus, Ohio ... son of William and Alice Rice ... his only sibling, Rafael, is a former Redbird running back ... named to the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll once ... major: undeclared.
CAREER SINGLE-GAME HIGHS