Rice football received some good news. Wide receiver Bradley Rozner has two more years of eligibility following a waiver from the NCAA.
The upcoming 2020 Rice football season will not be the final year of eligibility for wide receiver Bradley Rozner. The NCAA has granted him a waiver for an additional year of eligibility beyond 2020. That effectively makes Rozner a redshirt sophomore entering the season ahead. He’ll now have two more years of eligibility rather than just one.
Rozner missed his freshman season with injuries before his breakout “sophomore” campaign in 2018. He led all junior college players in touchdown receptions that year, paving the way for his jump to the next level.
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The lanky wideout was a raw talent when he arrived at Rice. The coaching staff new he had ability, but how it would translate to the D1 level was somewhat of an unknown. Rozner took some time to assimilate, but the growth that began in fall camp continued to progress as the season went on.
He flashed some big play ability in his early games, including 100-yard outings against Wake Forest and Baylor. He caught his first D1 touchdown against UAB and followed it with a score in the Owls’ following game against UTSA.
Then his big day finally came. With Rice still in search of their first victory of the 2019 season, Rozner went off. Against Middle Tennessee No. 2 caught three touchdown passes in the first half, spotting the Owls a sizable lead on the road. Rice would go on to win 31-28, thanks in large part to the eight receptions, three scores and 130 yards racked up by Rozner.
He finished the year with, 55 catches, 770 yards and five touchdowns. He and Austin Trammell should once again be one of the better receiving duos in Conference USA this season. Keeping Rozner for another year in addition to several up-and-coming young receivers is fantastic news for the Rice offense for seasons to come.