Rice Football products Chris Boswell and Vance McDonald led the way for NFL Owls in Week 8 with a Monday Night Football victory.
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 8 results
Colts 15 – Broncos 13 (Anderson, Callahan)
Cowboys (Covington) – BYE WEEK
Eagles 31 (Sendejo) – Bills 13
Seahawks 27 (Ellerbee, Willson) – Falcons 20
Steelers 27 (Boswell, McDonald) – Dolphins 14
Texans 27 (Gaines) – Raiders 24
Calvin Anderson, OT, Broncos
Anderson has yet to make an appearance with the Broncos since being signed off the Jets practice squad. He was inactive for the Broncos’ Week 8 game against the Colts. The Broncos host the Browns in Week 9.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
Callahan was inactive for the Broncos’ Week 8 game against the Colts. He has yet to make an appearance for the team this season. The Broncos host the Browns in Week 9.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington and the Cowboys had a bye in Week 8. The Cowboys travel to the Giants for Monday Night Football in Week 9.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Eagles
Sendejo registered a pair of tackles for the Eagles in their Week 8 win over the Bills. The Eagles host Bears in Week 9.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee was placed injured reserve prior to the start of the season. The Seahawks host the Bucs in Week 9.
Luke Willson, TE, Seahawks
Willson hauled in his lone target from Russell Wilson in Week 8, taking it seven yards on the second play of the game as part of the Seahawks first scoring drive. The Seahawks host the Bucs in Week 9.
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Perfect no more, Boswell watched his first missed field goal sail right of the posts on a 54-yard attempt on Monday Night Football against the Dolphins. He redeemed himself by making two other kicks, including a long of 42 yards and three extra point tries. The Steelers travel to the Colts in Week 9.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
McDonald caught three passes for 19 yards on Monday Night Football. That marks the third time this season he’s caught at least three passes. The Steelers travel to the Colts in Week 9.
Phillip Gaines, CB, Texans
Gaines underwent surgery last week for a severe high ankle sprain suffered in the Texans Week 8 game with the Colts. He was placed on injured reserve with an estimated recovery time of five months. His season is over. The Texans travel to London to play the Jaguars in Week 9.
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.