Kevin Pool joined the Rice Owls Football team as a walk-on four years ago. As a scout team member the entire time, his personal motivation and encouragement to his teammates never waned. As a scout team member he gave 110% every day despite the realization he would receive a minimum amount of time on the field of competition. Kevin has never complained about the absence of playing time, as his primary drive and purpose were to contribute to the strength and success of the team.
Kevin never presumed that being a Rice Owl football player was all about him – quite the contrary. His self determination and motivation to accomplish his personal best always has been as a team member, for the overall success of the team. This dedication is evident by the fact that, although his contributions have been valuable, he is not attending Rice University on a football scholarship. He plays football not to become a collegiate gridiron star, but because of the sheer love of the sport and with the intent and determination to work as hard as he could to contribute to the success of the team.