Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 9.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 9 results
Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald) def. Dallas, 24-19
Cleveland (Sendejo) — BYE
Cincinnati (Covington) — BYE
Atlanta def. Denver (Anderson, Callahan), 34-27
Minnesota def. Detroit (Fox), 34-20
Houston (Gaines) def. Jacksonville, 27-25
Buffalo def. Seattle (Willson), 44-34
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson once again saw action for the Broncos on special teams in the team’s Week 9 loss to the Falcons. The Broncos visit the Raiders in Week 10.
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald hauled in the only pass thrown his way on Saturday for two yards. He’s caught at least one pass in six of Pittsburgh’s eight games this season. The Steelers host the Bengals in Week 10.
Austin Walter – RB, 49ers
Walter made his 2020 debut this past weekend, being called up from the practice squad prior to the 49ers’ Thursday Night Football game against the Packers. Walter had three kick returns for 64 yards with a long of 34 yards. The 49ers visit the Saints in Week 10.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell is already climbing the Steelers’ all-time scoring ranks, but this week he added another achievement to his growing list of accolades, drilling a franchise-long 59-yard field goal. He finished the game two-for-two on field goals, but missed a pair of extra-point attempts, one of which was blocked.
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The Steelers host the Bengals in Week 10.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan missed the Broncos’ Week 9 game against the Falcons with an ankle injury. The Broncos visit the Raiders in Week 10.
Christian Covington – DL, Bengals
The Bengals were off in Week 9. They visit the Steelers in Week 10.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox wasn’t very busy in the Lions’ Week 9 loss to the Vikings. He punted twice with a long of 56-yards. The Lions host the Washington Football Team in Week 10.
Phillip Gaines – CB, Texans
Gaines had six tackles in the Texans’ Week 9 victory over the Jaguars, including four solo. The Texans visit the Browns in Week 10.
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
The Browns were off in Week 9. They host the Texans in Week 10.
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.