D.J. Rice
D.J.  Rice


Cooleemee, N.C.

High School:
Davie County

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 235



No. 5/5 Coastal Carolina Rolls Over South Carolina State, 30-3

The Chanticleers played in front of a Brooks Stadium record crowd of 10,124

2008 Preseason All-Big South honree...

2007: Started all 11 games his junior year... Recorded 60 tackles, including 24 solos, 5.0 tackles for 21 yards of loss, 1.0 sacks, while adding five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception on the year to earn Second Team All-Big South accolades... Recorded a career-high nine tackles in two separate games at Delaware State and at Liberty... Also had one tackle for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery against the Flames... Had eight tackles at Furman and against Presbyterian as well... Posted seven tackles with 3.0 tackles for loss (16 yards) and one sack at Georgia Southern... Had his lone interception of the season, along with three tackles, in the win at Charleston Southern...

2006: Started seven of the 11 games he played in as a sophomore... Had 51 tackles, including 18 solo... Recorded season bests of seven solo and nine total tackles in the come-from-behind win at Wofford, including two tackles for loss... Had his first collegiate interception, along with eight tackles against Elon... Chipped in six tackles each at Winston-Salem State and at VMI...

2005: Played in 10 games to earn his first collegiate letter... Had 12 tackles for the year, four of them solo... Had 0.5 tackles for loss during the Mansfield victory, where he also recorded a season-best four tackles...

High School: Selected to play for North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and was also honored on Associated Press' All-State First Team his senior season... Led his team to the North Carolina 4-A state semifinals and was named the War Eagles' Defensive Player of the Year after recording 169 tackles, 38 tackles for losses, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and five pass breakups as a senior... Was a three-time All-Conference and two-time All-Northwest selection... Named to the Honor Roll...

Personal: Full name: Denzel Jamar Rice... Son of Johnny and Marilyn Rice... Brother J.J. played football four years at Davidson... Majoring in sports management.



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