Reserve who adds depth and experience to the linebacking corps... could also be a contributor on special teams... missed most of spring drills with a groin injury... has played in 19 games over the past two seasons.
2006: Saw regular playing time on defense and on special teams through the first eight games of the season... suffered a sprained foot against Tennessee and did not play in the final four regular season contests... returned to the playing field in the Liberty Bowl win over Houston... credited with eight tackles including seven solo stops... intercepted a pass against FAU.
2005: Played in 10 of the 12 games logging eight tackles... credited with a pair of stops in each of the last two regular season games - versus Florida and Clemson.
2004: Split time at linebacker and fullback... appeared in two games - South Florida and Clemson... did not accumulate any statistics.
2003: Linebacker prospect who was redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Union (S.C.) High School in 2003... played linebacker on Union's 2002 Class AAA State championship team... as a senior he made 99 tackles, with 33 tackles for loss, and 14 quarterback sacks... played in the North-South All-Star game... his junior season, he had 72 tackles, with nine tackles for loss and three interceptions.
PERSONAL: Curtis Rice III was born Jan. 27, 1985... major is retailing.