Dec. 7, 2010
Redshirt freshman kicker Chris Boswell, who set a Rice freshman record for kickers by scoring 74 points, has been named to the 2010 Conference USA All Freshman football team, as determined in a vote of the league's head football coaches.
Bowell finished his first season by converting on 41 of 44 PATS and 11 of 17 field goals. His 41 PATs were the third most in school history and the most by a Rice freshman kicker. His 11 field goals tied him for seventh on the Rice season list and were one shy of the Rice freshman mark of 12 by Matt Huelsman in 1994.
He opened the 2010 campaign by scoring the Owls' first points of the year with a field goal vs. Texas on the season's first possession, and went on to kick at least one field goal in each of the first six games. Boswell tied the school record when he kicked four field goals in the Owls' win over North Texas on September 11. His first field goal was a 50-yarder, the longest field goal for the Owls since Luke Juist kicked a 53-yarder in 2004 and he added a second 50-yard kick in the first quarter, becoming the first Rice kicker to have two field goals of 50-yards or more in the same game. He was named one of the Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week for his performance against North Texas