2015 NFL DRAFT

Jackson Rice, P

School: Oregon  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Moraga, CA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 219 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
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Latest News
01/03/2013 - Scouting the Oregon special teams: Oregon's kickers and punter have had subpar seasons. Rob Beard was 4-for-8 on field goals before being benched for Alejandro Maldonado, who is 1-for-4 on field goals. Jackson Rice is averaging 39.6 yards per punt, which is more than six yards less than last season. Oregon led the Pac-12 with an average of 14.2 yards per punt return. De'Anthony Thomas has 13 punt returns for 222 yards, an average of 17.1 per return. - The Sports Xchange

11/18/2012 - P Jackson Rice has been having a tough season but came through when Oregon needed him more than usual. Rice averaged 45.9 yards per punt last season but was averaging just 37.9 yards in Oregon's first 10 games. He averaged just 3.6 punts per game before kicking eight times against Stanford. He averaged 45.8 yards per punt against the Cardinal.

09/04/2012 - PAC-12: PLAYERS WHOSE NFL DRAFT STOCK IS FALLING: P Jackson Rice, Oregon: Rice didn't damage his stock too much in the Ducks' 57-34 win over Arkansas State on Saturday, but he didn't help it. Rice, who is currently CBSSports.com's third highest-rated punting prospect, only punted twice in the game, but neither of them were great. The senior had punts of 16 yards and 39 yards against the Red Wolves, not great numbers from a guy who averaged 45.9 yards per punt in 2011. You can see him next: Saturday, vs. Fresno State, 6:30 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network). - John Breech, CBSSports.com

07/22/2012 - Top-five Oregon prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. P Jackson Rice...It seems almost unfair that a team boasting as much offensive firepower as the Ducks can also feature an NFL-caliber punter, but that is precisely what Oregon presents to opponents with Rice. Possessing the size and build that scouts love to see at the position, Rice was one of three finalists a season ago for the Ray Guy Award as the nation's best punter, averaging 45.9 yards per attempt - the second best total in school history. Graded by some recruiting services as the top prep punter in the nation when he signed with Oregon, Rice has started each game of his career and has averaged 42.7 yards (in 149 attempts) in 37 career contests. Rice boasts a strong, accurate leg and due to his size and poise, has proven to be an effective weapon on fakes, especially during his duties as the holder for field goals and PATs. He's improved steadily throughout his career and could be one of the few punters next season to earn legitimate draft consideration. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/11/2012 - 2012 RAY GUY AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jackson Rice (Sr.), Oregon, has been selected to the preseason watch list for the 2012 Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation's top collegiate punter. Rice's 45.9 yards-per-kick average would have led the Pac-12 Conference and ranked sixth in the country in 2011 except his 48 punts fell shy of the 3.6 attempts per game required to be included among the national rankings by only three attempts. His average was good enough to rate second on the Ducks' all-time single-season chart behind only 12-year NFL veteran Josh Bidwell (46.0 avg., 1998). And it didn't stop Oregon from leading the country in net punting as a team, averaging 41.5 yards per kick a year ago. The Moraga, Calif., standout was one of three finalists for the award last season as a second-team all-conference honoree, placing 17 of his 48 kicks inside opponents' 20-yard line while allowing only 17 of his punts to be returned. In addition, he booted at least one punt 50 yards or more in 12 of 14 games. His punting average improved from 42.3 yards per kick in 2010. - Oregon football

 
 
Latest News
01/03/2013 - Scouting the Oregon special teams: Oregon's kickers and punter have had subpar seasons. Rob Beard was 4-for-8 on field goals before being benched for Alejandro Maldonado, who is 1-for-4 on field goals. Jackson Rice is averaging 39.6 yards per punt, which is more than six yards less than last season. Oregon led the Pac-12 with an average of 14.2 yards per punt return. De'Anthony Thomas has 13 punt returns for 222 yards, an average of 17.1 per return. - The Sports Xchange

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