Jamey Rootes, longtime president of the Houston Texans who was recently appointed to head the Hutchinson Leadership Initiative in Sport Analytics in Rice's Department of Sport Management, died Aug 21. He was 56.
"This is a devastating loss for Rice and our Sport Management family," said Clark Haptonstall, department chair and a longtime friend of Rootes. "Though Jamey was only at Rice a short time, he had generated unbelievable excitement among our students and was already inspiring them in ways I doubt he could have imagined. He will be greatly missed by us all."