TULANE: A two-year letterwinner who has played in 16 career games... listed as the starting right guard entering fall drills.
2008 (JUNIOR): Played in four games (Alabama, Army, Houston and Tulsa)...
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games and earned five starting assignments... earned his first collegiate start at SMU and started the next four straight games (Memphis, Tulsa, UTEP, Rice)...
2006 (FRESHMAN RS): Did not play...
2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not play; received a red-shirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Listed by the Orlando Sentinel as one of the Top 100 prospects in Florida... earned honorable mention status on the 5A All-State team... a first team all-Manatee County offensive lineman... chosen to represent Manatee County in the Pal Bowl Game... also tabbed for the Florida-New Jersey All-Star game... a three-year starter, including every game of the 2003 and 2004 seasons... as a senior, graded out to 90 percent for the season... recorded 50 pancake blocks and did not give up a sack... was a second team all-Manatee County honoree in 2003 when he started all nine games and earned an 85 percent grade for the year... tallied 27 pancake blocks that season... for his career, started 24 of 28 games and totaled 90 pancake blocks... led his team to the second round of the state playoffs in 2002... earned 10 letters in high school with one in basketball and three each in track and field and power lifting in addition to football... collected the Scholar-Athlete Award with a GPA above 4.0.
PERSONAL: Majoring in finance... born Tyler Andrew Rice on June 9, 1987, in Albuquerque, N.M.... the son of Richard and Monica Rice... father played football at Heidelberg College... named to Tulane's 3.0 Club in 2007.