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Desmond Rice

Class: Senior
Position: RB
Height: 5-8
Weight: 195

Previous School: Liberty Christian Academy

Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.

2014 Season Note:
• Suffered an injury during spring practice and will miss the 2014 season
• Will return to the team for the 2015 season

2013 (Jr.):
• Big South second-team all-conference
• VaSID second-team all-state
• Finished the year with the second-most rushing touchdowns in program history (16)
• Ranked No. 2 in the Big South in rushing touchdowns and yards per rush (5.2)
• Two 100-yard rushing games
• Eight of his 16 rushing touchdowns were against conference opponents
• Had a career game with 170 rushing yards and three touchdowns against Coastal Carolina
• Five multiple rushing touchdown games
• 12 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown against Richmond
• 20 rushing attempts for 78 yards against Old Dominion
• Three rushing touchdowns and 96 yards against Presbyterian College
• Scored two touchdowns and rushed for 80 yards against Charleston Southern
• Also finished the year with 18 receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown
• Threw a 33-yard touchdown pass against Gardner-Webb

2012 (So.):
• Competed in 10 games, starting once at running back
• Rushed for 41 yards on 11 carries, while totaling 109 receiving yards on eight catches
• Caught three passes for 42 yards against Gardner-Webb
• Rushed for 23 yards on five carries at Presbyterian College
• Scored 49-yard receiving touchdown against Stony Brook

2011 (Fr.):
• Appeared in nine games as a running back during his true freshman season
• Liberty's fourth-leading rusher, with 158 yards on 35 carries and two touchdowns
• Named Big South Freshman of the Week three times in a row – Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17
• Raced for 37 yards on his first career carry, against Robert Morris
• Had seven carries for 40 yards against Kentucky Wesleyan
• Scored two rushing touchdowns, the first of his career, versus Coastal Carolina

Prep:
• Graduated from Liberty Christian Academy
• Finished his career by rushing for 3,136 yards and 40 touchdowns
• Helped LCA to a state championship as sophomore
• First team all-conference and second team all-state honoree as a junior
• First team all-conference and all-state as a senior
• Rushed for 1,315 yards and 21 touchdowns during his senior season

Personal:
•  Son of Eric and Vanessa Rice
•  Born on May 5
•  Business administration major