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Two-time Rutgers All-America running back Ray Rice was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFLDraft by the Baltimore Ravens. The nation’s second-leading rusher in 2007, Rice rushed for 2,012 yards and scored 25 touchdowns in 2007 to help lead Rutgers to its third straight bowl and second consecutive bowl victory.

Rice was the No. 55 overall selection in the 2008 NFLDraft. It marked the second consecutive year that a Rutgers running back was chosen in the second round, after Brian Leonard was taken with the No. 52 pick in the 2007 NFLDraft by the St. Louis Rams.

During Rice’s three-year career in Piscataway, the Scarlet Knights won 26 games and appeared in three bowl games.

Rice’s career will go down in the history books as one of the best in Rutgers and Big East history. In 38 career games, Rice rushed for 4,926 yards and scored 50 touchdowns (49 rushing). He is the second leading rusher in Big East history and the all-time leading rusher in Rutgers history.

He is second in Big East history in career rushing attempts, career rushing yards and 100-yard games, and third in career touchdowns. He is the Big East single-season record holder with 2,012 yards in 2007 and is the only running back in Big East history to lead the conference in rushing in two consecutive seasons.