Phillip Gaines earns his first tackle with the Texans and other Rice Football products made big plays. Here’s how the NFL Owls fared in Week 5.
There are former Rice football players are scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 5 results
Eagles 31 (Sendejo) – Jets 6
Packers 34 – Cowboys 24 (Covington)
Broncos 20 (Callahan, Anderson) – Chargers 13
Seahawks 30 (Ellerbee) – Rams 29
(OT) Ravens 26 – Steelers 23 (Boswell, McDonald)
Texans 55 (Gaines) – Falcons 32
Calvin Anderson, OT, Broncos
Anderson was signed from the Jets’ practice squad to the Broncos 53 man roster this week. He was inactive for his first game, a win over the Chargers. The Broncos host the Titans in Week 6.
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Boswell stayed perfect on the season (10-for-10), converting three field goals and two extra points for the Steelers against the Ravens. The Steelers travel to the Chargers for Sunday Night Football in Week 6.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
Callahan was inactive for the Broncos’ Week 5 game with the Chargers. He has yet to make an appearance for the team this season. The Broncos host the Titans in Week 6.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington led the Cowboys with two tackles for a loss against the Packers. He finished the game with three total tackles. The Cowboys travel to the Jets in Week 6.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee was placed injured reserve prior to the start of the season. The Seahawks travel to the Browns in Week 6.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
A game time decision on Sunday morning, McDonald was active and involved during the Steelers Week 5 game with the Ravens. He hauled in all three of his targets for 34 yards. The Steelers travel to the Chargers for Sunday Night Football in Week 6.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Eagles
Sendejo didn’t register any stats against the Jets in Week 5. The Eagles travel to the Vikings in Week 6.
Phillip Gaines, CB, Texans
In his third game of action, Gaines registered his first tackle for the Texans after signing with the team on Sept. 10. The Texans travel to the Chiefs in Week 6.
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.