Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 6.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 6 results
Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald) def. Cleveland (Sendejo), 38-7
Indianapolis def. Cincinnati (Covington), 31-27
Denver (Anderson, Callahan) def. New England, 18-12
Detroit (Fox) def. Jacksonville, 34-16
Tennessee def. Houston (Gaines), 42-36
Seattle (Willson) — BYE
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson has remained a fixture on the Broncos’ special teams units through the teams’ first five games. He played on six snaps in their Week 6 win over the Patriots, all on special teams. The Broncos host the Chiefs in Week 7.
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald drew the start for the fourth time this season, but was held without a catch as the Steelers easily dispatched of Cleveland in Week 6. McDonald played on 62 percent of offensive snaps, but wasn’t targeted through the air, instead he made his mark as a blocker. The Steelers visit the Titans in Week 7.
Vance McDonald is a “ willing participant “ in the blocking game pic.twitter.com/h7BhFTJfxz
— trey wingo (@wingoz) October 18, 2020
Luke Willson – TE, Seahawks
The Seahawks were on bye in Week 6. They visit the Cardinals in Week 7.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell has made five extra points in consecutive games, bringing his season total up to 17 makes in 18 attempts this season. He also converted a 35-yard field goal, his seventh on the season in as many attempts. The Steelers visit the Titans in Week 7.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan had his first interception of the season in Week 6 against the Patriots. It was one of three takeaways for Denver on the day, helping propel them to victory. Callahan also had one tackle and two passes defended. The Broncos host the Chiefs in Week 7.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) October 18, 2020
Christian Covington – DL, Bengals
Covington had one tackle in the Bengals’ Week 6 game against the Colts, his third consecutive start and his fourth of the season. He’s played in more than 50% percent of the snaps in all but one game this season. The Bengals host the Browns in Week 7.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox didn’t see much work this weekend as the Lions marched up and down the field against the Jaguars. He was limited to two punts on relative shorts field, averaging 45 yards. He still leads the NFL in average and net putting through six weeks. The Lions visit the Falcons in Week 7.
Phillip Gaines – CB, Texans
Gaines didn’t see much action for the Texans in their Week 6 overtime loss to the Titans. He played one defense snap, spending the bulk of his time on special teams. The Texans host the Packers in Week 7.
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
Sendejo had seven tackles in the Browns’ Week 6 loss to the Steelers. It was the second-most tackles Sendejo has had in a game this year (10 vs Cincinnati) and led the Cleveland secondary. The Browns visit the Bengals in Week 7.
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.