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  RJ Rice
RJ Rice

Player Profile
Hometown:
Salt Lake City

Last College:
Southern Utah

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 185

Position:
DB

Experience:
3VL

UTAH: Played in 38 games in his career as a safety and on special teams ... initially a walk-on, he earned a scholarship.

2008-Saw action in all 13 games ... backup strong safety also starred on special teams ... 15 total tackles ... returned a fumble for a special teams touchdown at Wyoming ... made a critical special teams play on Utah's first possession in the Sugar Bowl, picking up a botched punt deep in Alabama territory and returning it two yards ... season-high three tackles against Colorado State ... two tackles against San Diego State, BYU and Alabama ... Academic all-MWC.

2007-Played in all 13 games, starting four at free safety ... also played on special teams ... 22 total tackles ... two tackles for loss ... in his first start, he had a career-high nine tackles (two for loss) against Utah State ... three tackles and an interception against TCU ... three stops and a fumble recovery against New Mexico ... Academic all-MWC.

2006-Played in 12 games, missing the Colorado State contest with an injury ... special teams standout made eight tackles, most on kickoff and punt coverage.

PRIOR TO UTAH: Attended Southern Utah in 2003 before leaving for an LDS church mission ... first team all-state and all-region in high school ... Olympus High (Utah) team captain ... set school single-season records for total yards (1,666), touchdowns (22) and rushing TDs (21) ... lettered three years in football.

PERSONAL: Son of Reynold T. and Sandra Rice ... two brothers and one sister ... father graduated from Utah ... spent part of his childhood in New Orleans, where he played his first and last (Sugar Bowl) game ... business major ... full name is Reynold J. Rice ... born Sept. 14, 1984.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	TFL	INT
2006	12/0	6	2	8	0-0	0-0
2007	13/4	10	12	22	2.0-4	1-3
2008	13/0	10	5	15	0.0-0	0-0
Totals	38/4	26	19	45	2.0-4	1-3

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