Monty Rice (32) Days Until Football

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Monty Rice (32) Days Until Football

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Career Highs
* 11 tackles vs. Florida, 2018

2018: Played in nine games, starting in five…Georgia’s third-leading tackler with 59 total stops, despite missing five games (Missouri, UMass, Ga. Tech, Alabama, Texas) due to injury…started at the MLB position and had four tackles in season opener vs. Austin Peay…had then-career-high eight tackles vs. South Carolina, as well as a pass breakup…five tackles vs. Tennessee…six stops vs. LSU…had career-best 11 tackles vs. Florida, as well as a first-quarter forced fumble…Georgia’s leading tackler in win at Kentucky, with eight total stops, including a QB sack that resulted in a 13-yard loss…also had a team-high eight tackles vs. Auburn, including an assist for lost yardage.

2017: Appeared in 14 games, with 22 total stops…first career start in Missouri game…had three assisted tackles vs. Florida…had two solo tackles against both Tennessee and Vanderbilt…made two tackles vs. Mississippi State, including one solo and one for a loss of one yard…had five tackles against Samford (two solo)…made first collegiate appearance against Appalachian State with two tackles…early enrollee who participated in spring drills…credited with three tackles for Black team in G-Day spring game.

High School: James Clemens, coached by Wade Waldrop … PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #285 player nationally, Top 350 All-American … ESPN.com four-star prospect, #289 player nationally, #11 ILB nationally, #13 player in the state of Alabama … 247Sports.com¬ three-star prospect, #33 ILB nationally, #40 player in the state of Alabama … Rivals.com three-star prospect, #34 ILB nationally, #23 player in the state of Alabama … Scout.com four-star prospect, #192 player nationally, #9 ILB nationally, #9 player in the state of Alabama … 2016 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 7A First Team defense… in 2016, had 137 tackles, including 80 solo and one sack … also had four interceptions and four touchdowns as a senior … recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown against Hoover HS … as a junior, made 79 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss … also had three hurries, three interceptions, five pass-breakups, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

Monty Rice (32)
Monty Rice (32)

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.