It’s a good time to be an Owl. Rice Football alums went undefeated in Week 9. Here’s the latest on what the NFL Owls did on the field this week.
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 9 results
Broncos 24 (Anderson, Callahan) – Browns 19
Cowboys 37 (Covington) – Giants 16
Eagles 22 (Sendejo) – Bears 14
Seahawks 40 (Ellerbee, Willson) – Bucs 34 OT
Steelers 26 (Boswell, McDonald) – Colts 24
Texans 26 (Gaines) – Jaguars 3
Calvin Anderson, OT, Broncos
Anderson is still awaiting his first game action with the Denver Broncos after being signed off the Jets practice squad. He was inactive for their Week 9 win over the Browns. The Broncos are on bye in Week 10.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
Like his teammate, Callahan is awaiting his first 2019 snaps with the Broncos. He was also inactive on Sunday and hasn’t played since a foot injury he suffered with the Bears last season. The Broncos are on bye in Week 10.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington was active, but did not get into the game on Monday Night Football against the Giants. The Cowboys host the Vikings on Sunday Night Football in Week 10.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Eagles
Sendejo had one tackle in the Eagles Week 9 win over the Bears. His tackle count is up to 25 on the year, his seventh consecutive year with 25 or more in a season. The Eagles are on bye in Week 10.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee was placed injured reserve prior to the start of the season. The Seahawks visit the 49ers on Monday Night Football in Week 10.
Luke Willson, TE, Seahawks
Willson was targeted twice in the Seahawks’ Week 9 overtime win over the Seahawks. He hauled in both passes, the first for four yards and the second for 12 yards. The Seahawks visit the 49ers on Monday Night Football in Week 10.
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Boswell rebounded from his first missed field goal of the season in Week 8 by going 4-for-4 against the Colts, including a 51-yard try and a 26-yard game-winner in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. He added two successful extra points as well. The Steelers host the Rams in Week 10.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
After a few quiet weeks, McDonald burst through with a big showing in Week 9. His five receptions were the second-most on the team. He had 30 receiving yards and fought through a slew of defenders for the Steelers’ lone receiving touchdown of the day. The Steelers host the Rams in Week 10.
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Phillip Gaines, CB, Texans
Gaines was placed on injured reserve following an ankle injury suffered during the Texans’ Week 8 game against the Colts. The Texans are on bye in Week 10.
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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