A big Thanksgiving day from former Rice Football defensive lineman Christian Covington led the way among the NFL Owls top performances in Week 13.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 13 results
Seahawks 37 (Ellerbee, Willson) – Vikings 30 (Sendejo)
Broncos 23 (Anderson, Callahan) – Chargers 20
Bills 26 – Cowboys 15 (Covington)
Steelers 20 (Boswell, McDonald) – Browns 13
Texans 28 (Gaines) – Patriots 22
Calvin Anderson, OT, Broncos
Anderson has yet to appear in a game for the Broncos this season. He was again listed among the team’s inactives this week. The Broncos travel to the Texans in Week 14.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
Callahan was placed on injured reserve earlier this season, never playing for the Broncos in 2019. He will be sidelined for the remainder of the year. The Broncos travel to the Texans in Week 14.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington matched his season-high four tackles on Thanksgiving against the Bills. He had one sack and two tackles for a loss as well as a quarterback hit, harassing quarterback Josh Allen in a losing effort. The Cowboys travel to the Bears for Thursday Night Football in Week 14.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Vikings
Sendejo did not register any stats in the Vikings Monday Night Football loss to the Seahawks. The Vikings host the Lions in Week 14.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee was placed injured reserve prior to the start of the season. The Seahawks travel to the Rams on Sunday Night Football in Week 14.
Luke Willson, TE, Seahawks
Willson has missed the past two games, including Monday Night Football against the Vikings. His status going forward remains uncertain, The Seahawks travel to the Rams on Sunday Night Football in Week 14.
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Chris Boswell handled his business on Sunday, posting another perfect day from the field. Boswell made field goals from 29 yards and 39 yards as well as a pair of extra points. He’s hit 21-of-23 field goals this season and all 21 of his extra point tries. The Steelers travel to the Cardinals in Week 14.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
McDonald caught every pass thrown his way in his Week 13, notching 21 yards on three receptions against the Browns. That was the second-most catches on the team, trailing only wideout James Washington who had four. The Steelers travel to the Cardinals in Week 14.
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 host the Broncos in Week 14.
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.