Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 7.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 7 results
Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald) def. Tennessee, 27-24
Cleveland (Sendejo) def. Cincinnati (Covington), 37-34
Kansas City def. Denver (Anderson, Callahan), 43-16
Detroit (Fox) def. Atlanta, 23-22
Green Bay def. Houston (Gaines), 35-20
Seattle (Willson) vs Arizona
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson has played in every game for Denver this season with all of his snaps coming on special teams. That’s how he was used again on Sunday in the Broncos’ loss to the Chiefs. The Broncos host the Chargers in Week 8.
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald caught two passes for 14 yards against the Titans in Week 7, including a nine-yard first down grab. He’s now caught multiple passes in four of six games this season. The Broncos visit the Ravens in Week 8.
Luke Willson – TE, Seahawks
Luke Willson was inactive for the Seahawks’ Week 7 Sunday Night Football game against the Cardinals. The Seahawks host the 49ers in Week 8.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell had another perfect outing on Sunday, connecting on both of his field goal tries including a long of 38 yards, including what would become the game-sealing kick in the third quarter. He also went 3-for-3 on extra points. The Steelers host the Ravens in Week 8.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan was all over the field against the Chiefs in Week 7. He had five tackles, tied for second most on the team and scooped up a fumble recovery. The Broncos visit the Ravens in Week 8.
.@Alexander_CB45 forces the fumble, Bryce Callahan recovers!
📺: CBS pic.twitter.com/jeWSHQt27H
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) October 25, 2020
Christian Covington – DL, Bengals
Covington drew another start for the Bengals in Week 7, registering two tackles in the loss to the Cleveland Browns. He’s started the last four games for Cincinnati and has multiple tackles in five of seven games this season. The Bengals host the Titans in Week 8.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox had another monster outing against the Falcons in Week 7. He punted three times, including a long of 67 yards, averaging 59 yards per punt. He put two balls inside the 20. The Lions host the Colts in Week 8.
He becomes the 1st P in franchise history to log multiple punts of at least 67 yards in a single season, and joins Sam Martin as the only punters in team history with multiple punts of 67+ yards overall. pic.twitter.com/fsnwUtahQe
— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) October 25, 2020
Phillip Gaines – CB, Texans
Gaines had a season-high in tackles in the Texans’ Week 7 loss to the Packers with five. The Texans are on bye in Week 8.
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
Sendejo had six tackles in the Browns’ victory over the Bengals in Week 7. He’s now had at least four tackles in six of seven games this season. The Browns host the Raiders in Week 8.
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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