Rafael Rice
Rafael Rice


Los Alamitos, Calif.

High School:
Mater Dei (Santa Ana)

Last College:
Fullerton JC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220




Redbirds Return to Hancock Stadium for Contest with Indiana State

The game will be the first of three-straight at the newly-renovated Hancock Stadium for the Redbirds.

2006: Appeared in all 13 games, with a start in the regular-season finale at Northern Iowa ... second on the team in rushing yards with 384 ... fourth in scoring with 36 points (six rushing TD's) ... tied for third on the team in touchdowns with six ... scored first touchdown of the season against Eastern Illinois ... carried the ball a season-high 12 times for 53 yards and two TD's against Southern Illinois .. registered career-long run of 28 yards in the playoff game at Youngstown State.

2005: Played in seven games, with two starts and missed three games due to an ankle injury ... scored a rushing touchdown in five consecutive games ... tied for second on the team with six rushing TDs ... ranked third on the team in rushing yards ... missed the Southern Illinois game due to an ankle injury.

Fullerton JC: Rushed for 985 yards and seven touchdowns ... also had 103 receiving yards ... earned first team All-Mission Conference National Division honors ... all-state honorable mention ... led the Hornets to a 7-4 record and a Golden Empire Bowl championship ... finished the season ranked No. 10 in Southern California ... coached by Gene Murphy.

San Jose State 2003: Redshirted.

Mater Dei HS: Rushed for 1,287 yards his senior season with 26 touchdowns ... first team All-Serra League selection ... PrepStar All-American ... All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) selection ... rushed for 1,365 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior en route to a first team All-Sierra League selection ... coached by Bruce Rollinson ... played his first two prep seasons at Loyola High School and rushed for 1,410 yards and 24 touchdowns as a sophomore.

Data: Born 2-26-85 in Columbus, Ohio ... son of William and Alice Rice ... one brother, Cortes, is also a running back on the Redbird roster ... major: history/sociology.