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Denzel Rice
SAF #22
Height:
6-0
Weight:
196
College:
Coastal Carolina
Hometown:
Winston-Salem, NC
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 7 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 HOU 3 9 6 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 PHI 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a college free agent on May 2, 2015...Waived by the Eagles on Aug. 28, 2016...Signed to the Houston Texans practice squad on Oct. 19, 2016...Signed to the Texans active roster on Dec. 10, 2016.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a college free agent on May 2, 2015...Waived by the Eagles on Aug. 28, 2016...Signed to the Houston Texans practice squad on Oct. 19, 2016...Signed to the Texans active roster on Dec. 10, 2016.

2016 (Houston 3/0, 1/0):
Spent training camp with the Eagles before being waived on Aug. 28
Signed to the Texans practice squad on Oct. 19
Spent Weeks 7-13 on the Texans practice squad
Elevated to the Texans active roster on Dec. 10
Played in his first game with the Texans and contributed on special teams at Indianapolis (12/11) in Week 14
Played exclusively on special teams vs. Jacksonville (12/18) in Week 15
Inactive for Week 16 vs. Cincinnati (12/24)
Led the team with the first nine tackles (six solo) of his career at Tennessee (1/1/17) in Week 17
Inactive vs. Oakland (1/7/17) in the AFC Wild Card round
Made his NFL postseason debut and played exclusively on special teams at New England (1/14/17) in the AFC Divisional round

2015 (Philadelphia 4/0):
Played in four games with the Eagles but did not record any statistics
Was the only undrafted rookie to make Philadelphia’s opening day roster
Played in the first game of his career, appearing exclusively on special teams at N.Y. Jets (9/27)
Saw his first action on defense in the season finale at N.Y. Giants (1/3/16)

COLLEGE:
Played four seasons (2011-14) at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.
The two-time All-Big South performer appeared in 50 games (30 starts) in his career
Finished his collegiate career ranked third in school history with 24 career pass breakups
Was a captain as a senior in 2014 and earned second-team All-Big South honors after starting all 14 games
Finished his senior campaign with 41 tackles and 10 pass breakups, marking the second-highest pass breakup total in the league
Started all 15 games as a junior in 2013 and was named second-team All-Big South after setting career highs with 61 tackles and 12 pass breakups
Notched the first interception of his career in a win vs. Gardner-Webb (10/12/13)
His 12 breakups in 2013 were the most in the Big South and tied for the highest single-season total in school history, and his four pass breakups in a win at Eastern Kentucky (9/14/13) tied a Chanticleers single-game record
Played in 10 games as a sophomore in 2012 and notched three tackles on the season
Appeared in 11 games with one start as a true freshman in 2011, recording seven tackles and two pass breakups

PERSONAL:
Attended Jacket Integrated Academy at Carver High School in Salem, N.C.
Led the state of North Carolina as a senior with 12 interceptions and earned first-team 2A All-State honors from The Associated Press and NCPreps.com
Added All-Northwest Region, All-PAC 6 Conference and all-county honors
Led Carver to a 13-3 record in 2010, winning the PAC-6 and finishing state runner-up
Also ran track and finished fourth in the 2010 State 2A Championships in the 4x100 relay and fifth in the 4x200 relay
An honor roll student at Carver
Coached by Melvin Palmer
Parents are Russell Rice and Evette Davenport
The eldest of five children, Denzel has two younger brothers and two younger sisters

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