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Johnny Hanson : Houston Chronicle
Rice defensive ends Cheta Ozougwu (above) and Scott Solomon enjoy making life difficult for quarterbacks.
Ozougwu, Solomon become leaders for Rice's defense — As wide-eyed freshmen, Cheta Ozougwu and Scott Solomon had their fair share of deer-in-the-headlights moments. Thrown into the fire on Rice's 2007 squad, each carried a nervousness and anxiety that isn't uncommon in true freshmen. READ STORY
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