A pair of Rice Football products helped their defenses pitch dominant performances. More from Christian Covington, Andrew Sendejo and other NFL Owls in action in Week 15.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 15 results
Chiefs 23 – Broncos 3 (Anderson, Callahan)
Cowboys 44 (Covington) – Rams 21
Seahawks 30 (Ellerbee, Willson) – Panthers 24
Bills 17 – Steelers 10 (Boswell, McDonald)
Texans 24 (Gaines) – Titans 21
Vikings 39 (Sendejo) – Chargers 10
Calvin Anderson, OT, Broncos
Anderson has yet to appear in a game for the Broncos this season. He was inactive again this week. The Broncos host the Lions in Week 16.
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 host the Lions in Week 16.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington had three tackles, all solo, in the Cowboys’ Week 15 rout of the Los Angeles Rams. The Dallas defense pitched a shutout through the first 56 minutes of play before Los Angels tacked on a few garbage time touchdowns. The Cowboys visit the Eagles in Week 16.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Vikings
It was a relatively quiet day for Sendejo, who registered one tackle in the Vikings’ win over the Chargers. The Vikings host the Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 16.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee was placed injured reserve prior to the start of the season. The Seahawks host the Cardinals in Week 16.
Luke Willson, TE, Seahawks
Willson has missed the past four games. He was inactive again this weekend against the Panthers. The Seahawks host the Cardinals in Week 16.
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Boswell didn’t see much of the field in Week 15. He made a 49-yard field goal, his eight successful kick from 40+ yards this season. He also added an extra point. The Steelers visit the Jets in Week 16.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
McDonald left last week’s game with a concussion and was inactive for the Steelers’ Sunday night loss to the Bills. The Steelers visit the Jets in Week 16.
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 visit the Bucs in Week 16.
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.