One of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award recognizing the nation?s top punter ? All-Pac-12 second team (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele) ? Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention ? Second-highest punting average for a single season at 45.9 ? Ranks third on the UO career list with a mark of 42.7 ? Placed 17 of his 48 punts inside the 20-yard line ? Helped the Ducks rank first nationally in net punting at 41.45 ? Passed for and ran for a 2-point PAT ? Had at least one punt of 50 or more yards in 12 of 14 games ? Averaged 46.0 yards on three punts, booting one for 50 yards and had one tackle in win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl ? Had back-to-back season-highs of five punts in wins over California and Arizona State ? Averaged a season-best 54.0 yards per punt on four attempts at Colorado ? Averaged 46.2 yards against the Sun Devils, pinning three inside the 20 ? Drilled three punts for a total of 126 yards and a long of 48 yards in the Green Team?s 16-0 win in the spring game.
Ended the year ranked seventh on UO?s single-season records list with a punting average of 42.3 yards ? Placed 18 punts inside the 20-yard line against just three touchbacks and booted eight of 40 kicks 50 or more yards ? Missed the final two regular season games due to illness before returning for the BCS Championship Game vs. Auburn, where he completed an 11-yard pass on a fake punt play for a key first down ? Averaged 36.8 yards on five punts against the Tigers ? Placed three of five punts inside the 20-yard line in win at Cal ? Forced a pair of fair catches on both attempts vs. Washington ? Averaged 46.4 yards on five punts, booting three over 50 yards with a long of 52 at USC ? Was only needed for a single punt in win vs. UCLA ? Season-high 49.5-yard average on a pair of kicks at Washington State ? Punted twice in win vs. Stanford with a long of 43 ? Attempted a career-high 11 punts totaling 508 yards (46.2 avg.) - with a long of 56 - and dropped five of them inside the ASU 20-yard line in a key road win to open Pac-10 play ? After UO did not punt in the opener vs. New Mexico, made the most of his season debut at Tennessee by placing all four kicks inside the 20-yard line and averaging 41.8 yards per punt with zero return yards to earn Pac-10 player of the week on special teams ? Placed only one of his three punts inside the 20 against Portland State (36.3 avg.), yet only return of the game went for 1 yard.
Averaged 43.1 yards per punt through the month of October and enjoyed a single-game best (in games with more than one punt) 45.2-yard average on six kicks at Washington ? As an ultimate tribute to Oregon?s offense as well as himself, booted his lone attempt 53 yards vs. USC ? Enjoyed one of the most efficient games of his young career, averaging 43.2 yards on four punts vs. Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, allowing only one return yard and placing three balls inside the 20-yard line ? Included was a 55-yard boot which landed on the Buckeyes? 2-yard line ? Also averaged 41.0 yards on a trio of punts vs. Washington State, placing his three boots at the 17, 5 and 1-yard lines while allowing no return yards ? Booted five punts for a 44.8-yard average at Stanford, including one kick inside the 20-yard line, while allowing only 19 yards of returns ? Averaged 40.5 yards per kick on the year, placing 23 of his 61 punts inside the 20-yard line ? Also forced opposition to make 12 fair catches ? Had a stellar collegiate debut, averaging 43.9 yards on seven punts, including a long of 54 yards at Boise State, to earn his first of two team player-of-the-week honors on special teams ? Ranked eighth in the Pac-10, booting a season-long 60-yard effort at Washington.
2009 U.S. Army All-American ? A Tacoma News Tribune Northwest 100 selection (both as an athlete and punter) ? 2008-09 HS Maxwell Award Winner for best punter in 2009 class ? Rated the No. 1 punter in the nation by Scout.com, No. 2 punter by Rivals.com and ESPN.com ? Played for head coach Kevin Macy at Campolindo HS of the Diablo Foothill League ? Averaged 47.6 yards per punt in his senior season ? A first-team all-Contra Costa County selection ? Named one of the top-20 players in the Bay Area (No. 7) in The Contra Costa Times ?Cream of the Crop? - the first selection from Campolindo since 1999 ? Rated as the No. 17 kicker overall by Rivals.com ? A three-star recruit by Scout.com and a two-star according to Rivals.com ? A Chris Sailer Top-12 Selection ? Team lost in the second round of the California North Coast Section playoffs.
Born Jackson Timothy Rice in Santa Clara, Calif. Parents: Mike Rice and Amy Huddlestone. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Campolindo (Kevin Macy) 2009. Major: Business. Notable: Father, Mike, was an NFL punter with the New York Jets.