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  Lance Rice
Lance Rice

Player Profile

Salt Lake City

High School:
Olympus HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 207




UTAH: Part-time starter since 2000 is in mix to play again this fall ... 12-8 as the starter ... pluses include maturity and game experience ... selected to 2003 Utah Football Leadership Committee (dependable, team player, strong academics and discipline, team spokesman) ... signed with Utah in 1996 before going on LDS church mission to Mexico (1997-99).

2002-Started first five games of the season and played in seven games overall ... 2-3 as the starter ... completed 83-of-153 attempts for 758 yards and 6 touchdowns (4 interceptions) ... threw for 208 yards and 1 touchdown against Michigan ... 2 TD passes against both Indiana and Arizona ... academic all-MWC.

2001-Las Vegas Review-Journal honorable mention all-league QB ... including bowl, started all 12 games ... completed 169-302 passes for 2,086 yards and 16 touchdowns (11 interceptions) ... finished second in MWC in pass efficiency (124.18) ... 4 touchdowns against South Florida is tied for third place in school records ... threw for career-best 278 yards against Indiana ... also caught 2 passes, including 1 for a touchdown against UNLV ... Academic all-MWC (3.42 GPA).

2000-Played in final four games and started last three ... 2-1 as starter ... spent first seven games playing behind two senior quarterbacks ... in NCAA debut vs. New Mexico came off bench to throw for season-high 185 yards ... best overall game came in first start, when he led Utah to 38-16 win over UNLV by completing 13 of 21 passes for 157 yards and 3 TDs (no interceptions) ... other win was against Wyoming (34-0) ... completed 49% of his pass attempts (42-86) for 625 total yards and averaged 156.2 passing yards per game ... threw 4 touchdown passes ... pass efficiency rating was 118.26.

1999- Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-region ... second-team all-state ... passed for state record 471 yards in single game ... graduated with these Olympus High (Utah) single-game records: most completions (21), most yards passing (471) and most TD passes ... Olympus season records: most completions (171), most yards passing (2,614) and most TD passes (28) ... completed 54% of passes as senior ... team captain ... high honor roll.

PERSONAL: Son of Jay and Anita Rice ... both parents graduated from Utah ... grandfather, Bob, is Ute donor whose name is on Rice-Eccles Stadium ... he and his wife Mindy have a baby son, Peyton ... interests include skiing, camping and mountain biking ... graduated with bachelor's degree in finance in summer 2002 and started work on his MBA that fall ... born Mar. 27, 1978.

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