Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 11.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 11 results
Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald) def. Jacksonville, 27-3
Washington def. Cincinnati (Covington), 20-7
Cleveland (Sendejo) def. Philadelphia, 22-17
Houston (Gaines) def. New England, 27-20
Denver (Anderson, Callahan) def. Miami, 20-13
Carolina def. Detroit (Fox), 20-0
49ers (Walter) — BYE
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
For the second straight week, Anderson saw action with the offense at tackle. He blocked for Drew Lock and contributed to the Broncos’ win. The Broncos host the Saints in Week 12.
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald has not appeared in a game for the Steelers since being placed on the COVID list. Head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed on Sunday that McDoanld remained on the list and did not have a further update at that time. The Steelers host the Ravens on Thanksgiving Night in Week 12.
Austin Walter – RB, 49ers
The 49ers were on bye in week 11. They visit the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell missed his first field goal of the season on Sunday against the Jaguars, pulling a 45-yard attempt wide left. Entering the game, he and Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby were the only two kickers not to miss a field goal this season. He made his other two field goal tries, including a long of 47 yards. He also made three of three extra point attempts. The Steelers host the Ravens on Thanksgiving Night in Week 12.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan had five tackles in the Broncos’ Week 11 win over the Dolphins, the fourth most on the team. The Broncos host the Saints in Week 12.
Christian Covington – DL, Bengals
Covington started again for the Bengals, his seventh consecutive start. He tallied one tackle from his spot on the defensive line. The Bengals host the Giants in Week 12.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
The Lions were shut out in their Week 11 loss to the Panthers, but it wasn’t at the fault of Fox. He punted six times, averaging 42.2 yards per punt, a lower number than usual due to four precision kicks. Thanks to Fox, the Panthers saw starting field positions from the 10-yard line on three occasions and the 12-yard line once. Fox also blasted a long punt of 56 yards. The Lions host the Texans on Thanksgiving in Week 12.
Phillip Gaines – CB, Texans
Gaines had one tackle in the Texans’ Week 11 win over the Patriots. The Texans visit the Lions on Thanksgiving in Week 12.
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
Sendejo led the Browns in tackles in their win over the Eagles in Week 11. It was his third game of the season with at least seven tackles, with the most recent occurrence coming against the Steelers in Week 6. The Browns visit the Jaguars in Week 12.
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.