73 - John Rice
John Rice
Height: 6-7
Weight: 295
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Buckley, Wash.
High School: White River HS '05
Position: OL
Experience: 2L*

2009: Listed as a backup at left offensive tackle on EWU's preseason depth chart.

2008: Did not start, but played in seven games to earn a letter. He helped block for an Eagle offense that finished with the seventh-best passing offense in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (299.9 yards per game) and was also 24th in total offense (398.5), 98th in rushing offense (98.5) and 35th in scoring offense (29.4).

2007: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Lettered as a backup on the offensive line. He helped Eastern rank sixth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (first in the Big Sky) with an average of 462.3 yards per game, including 626 in a 44-15 victory over McNeese State (11/24/07) in the FCS Playoffs.

2006: Played sparingly as a non-lettering squad member.

2005: Redshirted.

HS: Graduated from White River HS in 2005. Earned honorable mention All-Seamount League Pierce Division honors as a nose tackle as a senior.

Personal: Born 11/17/86 in Puyallup, Wash. Will turn 23 three days after Eastern plays at Southern Utah. Interdisciplinary studies major.

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