Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 2.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 2 results
Cleveland (Sendejo) def Cincinnati (Covington), 35-30
Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald) def. Denver (Anderson, Callahan), 26-21
Green Bay def. Detroit (Fox), 42-21
Baltimore def. Houston (Gaines), 33-16
Seattle (Willson) def. Patriots, 35-30
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson was active for the Broncos’ Week 2 loss to the Steelers. The Broncos host the Bucs in Week 3.
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald was held to one catch in Week 2 against the Broncos, hauling in a three-yard reception on two targets. The Steelers host the Texans in Week 3.
Luke Willson – TE, Seahawks
Willson was active in the Seahawks’ thrilling win over the Patriots in Week 2 but did not see any passes thrown his way. The Seahawks host the Cowboys in Week 3.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell was perfect against the Broncos in Week 2, converting his lone field goal attempt from 21 yards and all three extra-point trys. The Steelers host the Texans in Week 3.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan had fives tackles and one tackle for a loss against the Steelers in Week 2. The Broncos host the Bucs in Week 3.
Christian Covington – DL, Bengals
Covington joined the Bengals on the eve of the regular season and has already become a fixture of Cincinnati’s defensive line. He played 59 percent of the snaps against the Browns with three tackles, including half a tackle for a loss. The Bengals visit the Eagles in Week 3.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox put together another strong outing in his second pro appearance. He put two of his punts inside the 20 and averaged 54.2 yards on his five attempts with a long of 67 yards. His shortest punt of the day went 45 yards. The remainder went 50+. The Lions visit the Cardinals in Week 3.
Don't look now, but rookie Jack Fox has strung together a couple of top-notch performances!
Also Matt Haack had himself A DAY pic.twitter.com/a3TLjObVbq
— Puntalytics (@ThePuntRunts) September 20, 2020
Phillip Gaines – CB, Texans
Gaines had one tackle against the Ravens in Week 2. The Texans visit the Steelers in Week 3.
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
Sendejo was one of two Browns to play all 92 defensive snaps on Thursday Night Football against the Bengals. He led the team with 10 tackles. The Browns host Washington in Week 3.
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.