Rice football has nine alumni currently active on NFL rosters. Here’s how the NFL Owls fared in their respective Week 15 games.
Chris Boswell, K (Steelers) – Converted two of two extra points and connected on a 48-yard field goal. He missed one field goal attempt from 32 yards. Next week the Steelers travel to the New Orleans Saints.
Bryce Callahan, CB (Bears) – Callahan was placed on injured reserve after breaking a bone in his foot last week against the Los Angeles Rams. He’ll need surgery and will be out the remainder of the season. Next week the Bears host travel to the 49ers.
Christian Covington, DE (Texans) – Picked up one quarterback hit and one tackle against the New York Jets on Saturday. Next week the Texans travel to the Eagles.
Phillip Gaines, CB (Browns) – Gaines was inactive for Saturday’s game against the Broncos. This was his second straight game missed as he works to recover from a knee injury. He’s questionable for next week’s game. The Browns host the Bengals.
Vance McDonald, TE (Steelers) – Caught two passes for 13 yards including the Steelers’ first touchdown of the day. He’s caught at least four passes or a touchdown in five of his last six games. Next week the Steelers travel to the New Orleans Saints.
Andrew Sendejo, S (Vikings) – Placed on injured reserve after missing extended time following a groin injury. Next week the Vikings travel to the Detroit Lions.
Jordan Taylor, WR (Broncos) – On the PUP list following off-season surgery. He will not play this season. Next week the Broncos travel to the Oakland Raiders.
Luke Wilson, TE (Lions) – Was not targeted in the Lions Week 15 loss to the Bills. The two-game stretch without a catch is the longest for Wilson this season. Next week the Lions host the Minnesota Vikings.