Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books and several Rice Football alums made big plays. Here’s the latest from each of the NFL Owls.
There are currently six former Rice football players on NFL rosters. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 1 results
Eagles 32 (Sendejo) – Redskins 27
Cowboys 35 (Covington) – Giants 17
Raiders 24 – Broncos 16 (Callahan)
Seahawks 21 (Ellerbee) – Bengals 20
Patriots 33 – Steelers 3 (Boswell, McDonald)
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Boswell converted his only field goal attempt from 19 yards. He scored the Steelers only points of the game. The Steelers host the Seahawks in Week 2.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
Callahan was questionable to participate in the Broncos’ Monday Night Football appearance against the Raiders. He did not participate. There is currently no timetable for his return. The Broncos host the Bears in Week 2.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington registered two tackles in the Cowboys’ Week 1 victory over the Giants. The Cowboys travel to the Redskins in Week 2.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbe did not log any stats for the Seahawks in their Week 1 game against the Bengals. The Seahawks travel to the Steelers in Week 2
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
McDonald had a fairly quiet Sunday night, as did the rest of the Steelers offense. He caught two passes for 40 yards in a loss to the Patriots. The Steelers host the Seahawks in Week 2.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Eagles
Sendejo finished second on the team in total tackles, notching five in the Eagles come from behind victory over the Redskins. The Eagles travel to the Falcons in Week 2 for Sunday Night Football.
More Owls in the NFL
From practice squads to current free agents, there are others Owls on the cusp of returning to active rosters. Find more detail on current contractual agreements and former Rice football players waiting for their next opportunity here.