Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 8.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 8 results
Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald) def. Baltimore, 28-24
Las Vegas def. Cleveland (Sendejo), 16-6
Cincinnati (Covington) def. Tennessee, 31-20
Denver (Anderson, Callahan) def. Los Angeles Chargers, 31-30
Indianapolis def. Detroit (Fox), 41-21
Houston (Gaines) — BYE
Seattle (Willson) def. San Francisco, 37-27
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson remained actively involved on the special teams units in the Broncos’ Week 8 victory over the Chargers, playing five total snaps. The Broncos visit the Falcons in Week 9.
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald was held without a catch for only the second time this season. He started the Steelers’ Week 8 victory over the Ravens, playing 40 percent of the offensive snaps. The Steelers visit the Cowboys in Week 9.
Luke Willson – TE, Seahawks
As usual, Willson was primarily in the game as a blocker on offense and a special teams player. He filled both roles again on Sunday, contributing to the Seahawks’ win over the 49ers. The Seahawks visit the Bills in Week 9.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell did not attempt a field goal for the first time this season in the Steelers’ win over the Ravens. Instead, he saw the field exclusively for extra points, of which he converted all four of his attempts. The Steelers visit the Cowboys in Week 9.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Covington was all over the field in the Broncos’ big win over the Chargers on Sunday. He picked off his second pass of the season, returned a punt and registered three tackles.
Former Owl Bryce Callahan out here making 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒚𝒚𝒚𝒔𝒔𝒔𝒔.
— Rice Football (@RiceFootball) November 2, 2020
The Broncos visit the Falcons in Week 9.
Christian Covington – DL, Bengals
Covington has been a staple on the Bengals’ defensive front this season, grabbing ahold of a starting job in Week 4 and holding it into Cincinnati’s upcoming bye week. He had four tackles in their Week 8 over the Titans. The Bengals are on a bye in Week 9.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox was busy against the Colts in Week 8. The league-leading punter booted a long of 59 yards, averaging 52.4 yards per punt on five attempts. The Lions visit the Vikings in Week 9.
Phillip Gaines – CB, Texans
The Texans were on bye in Week 8. They visit the Jaguars in Week 9.
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
Sendejo had fives tackles against the Raiders in Week 8, marking the three-straight games with at least five tackles this season. The Browns are on a bye in Week 9.
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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