The duo of Rice football alums suited up for the Pittsburg Steelers had a stellar Week 2, leading the way in this weeks’ NFL Owls update.
There are currently seven former Rice football players on NFL rosters. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 2 results
Falcons 24 – Eagles 20 (Sendejo)
Cowboys 31 (Covington) – Redskins 21
Bears 16 – Broncos 14 (Callahan)
Seahawks 28 (Ellerbee) – Steelers 26 (Boswell, McDonald)
Texans 13 (Gaines) – Jaguars 12
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Boswell was perfect from the field on Sunday, converting two field goals (a long of 41 yards) and two extra points. The Steelers visit the 49ers in Week 3.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
After being listed as questionable to play entering Sunday, Callahan was declared inactive for the Broncos game with the Bears. The Broncos visit the Packers in Week 3.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington did not register any stats in the Cowboys’ defeat of the Redskins. The Cowboys host the Dolphins in Week 3.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee did not register any stats in the Seahawks’ defeat of the Steelers. The Seahawks host the Saints in Week 3.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
McDonald had a big day for the black and yellow, hauling in two touchdowns and a team-leading seven receptions. He finished with 38 receiving yards. The Steelers visit the 49ers in Week 3.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Eagles
Sendejo had three tackles (one for a loss) on Sunday Night Football. He had Philadelphia’s lone sack of the night. The Eagles host the Lions in Week 3.
Phillip Gaines, CB, Texans
Signed this week, Gaines did not register any stats in the Texans’ victory over the Jaguars. The Texans visit the Chargers in Week 3.
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.
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