5 - Paul Rice
Paul Rice
Height: 6-2
Weight: 240
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, OH
High School: University School
Position: LB
Years at Yale: **

2009 Yale Football Captain

Notes: Career totals include 196 tackles, six interceptions, three fumble recoveries, a 55-yard run off a fumble recovery (at Princeton in 2007), a 34-yard run off a fake punt (at Holy Cross in 2007) and a 40-yard TD run on a fake punt (at Lehigh in 2009)... FCS All-New England... First-Team All-Ivy.

2009: Led team with 49 solos and 74 overall stops... Top day was 9-5-14 vs. Columbia... Carried a fake punt 40 yards for the game's only score at Lehigh... One sack and one forced fumble.

2008: Helped Yale to its second straight season as the top scoring defense in the country... Honorable mention All-Ivy League after totaling 38 tackles and four interceptions in nine games.

2007: Honorable mention All-Ivy... Started all 10 games at CB... Fourth on team with 33-16-49... Made eight total stops in season opener at Georgetown and seven total stops at Princeton... Forced and recovered key fumble at goal line against Princeton with a 55-yard return... Ran fake punt for 34 yards at Holy Cross... Collected 3.5 TFL, INT, 2 PBU and 2 FR.

2006: Received Charley Loftus Award as Yale's freshman MVP... New Haven Gridiron Club Rookie of the Year... Played all 10 games and started six at corner... Made 26 solos and nine assisted tackles... Interception came at Brown... Broke up seven passes... Named DB MVP for Yale against Harvard in Ivy League title clinching win.

At University High School: Division III co-defensive player of the year... First-team all-Ohio safety...First-Team Ohio News Network All-Ohio...Selected to play in Big 33 All-Star game...Four-year letter winner in football and basketball, MVP junior and senior years in both sports...Football co-captain senior year...Part of school record 4x100 relay team in track...National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award.

Personal: Paul Matthew Rice is the son of Louis and Jana Rice... Both parents are doctors, and father played defensive back at Harvard, lettering in 1975 and 1976...Yale won both The Game and the Ivy title in father's senior year... Silliman College resident.

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