Rice quarterback Sam Glaesmann has already put himself in rare company within the program.

A year ago, the second-year signal-caller became the first redshirt freshman quarterback to open the season as a starter for the Owls since the 2010 season.

According to the school’s website, Glaesmann threw for 500 yards and three touchdowns before being sidelined by injury. Over that six-game span, he also ran for 172 yards and three more scores on the way to finishing second on the team in total offense with an average of 112 yards per game.

The Owls could have used some of that versatility this season, stumbling to a 2-11 finish overall and 1-7 Conference USA West Division showing.

As a senior at Midway High, Glaesmann was named Offensive MVP in All-District 12-6A after leading the Panthers to the regional semifinals. He was also named third-team 6-A All-State by the Texas Sportswriters Association and as one of the 32 best quarterbacks in Texas on Dave Campbell’s list of Texas Football’s “Texas Rising.”

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