Earned a starting cornerback job in the spring ... Has seen considerable action as a reserve the last two seasons ... Has played well when called upon ... Has played in 29 games with one start ... Already has completed his degree in community leadership development and is working this fall to add a second major in family sciences.
2011 (Junior): Played in all 12 games ... Totaled nine tackles and three pass breakups ... Started vs. Florida.
2010 (Sophomore): Made one of the biggest plays of the season in the South Carolina game ... In the final seconds of the game, he deflected a ball away from a South Carolina receiver in the endzone that led to a UK interception to seal the victory over the top-10 ranked Gamecocks ... Played in 11 games ... Totaled nine tackles, including five solo tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six games ... Grabbed his first collegiate interception in the Eastern Kentucky game ... Made five tackles on the season, two each vs. EKU and South Carolina.
2008 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: First-team all-state selection as a senior by The Associated Press, the Columbia State newspaper and the High School Sports Report ... Outstanding cover cornerback with noteworthy quickness ... Helped lead Byrnes HS of Duncan, S.C., to three state championships of the largest classification during his four years on the varsity ... Had three interceptions as a senior, and capped the campaign by playing in the South Carolina vs. North Carolina Shrine Bowl ... Had an interception for the winning South Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl ... "Rice took on the challenge all week of covering a very talented group of receivers and came up aces," wrote recruiting analyst Barton Simmons, who covered the Shrine Bowl game and practices for Rivals.com ... Also had three interceptions as a junior, to go along with eight pass breakups ... Coached by Chris Miller ... An all-conference performer in basketball ... Participated in three events in track and field, the 100-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay and the long jump ... Honor-roll student ... Member of the National Art Society and studied advanced-placement art courses.
Personal: Born in Waukegan, Ill. ... Name is pronounced "CAR-tee-ay" ... Son of Ronnie and Raye Rice ... A cousin, Dougie Williams, played baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers ... Major is community leadership development and is adding a second major in family sciences.
Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011).