Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 15.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 15 results
Cincinnati (Covington) def. Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald), 27-17
Dallas def. San Francisco (Walter), 41-33
Cleveland (Sendejo) def. New York Giants, 20-6
Tennessee def. Detroit (Fox), 46-25
Buffalo def. Denver (Anderson, Callahan), 48-19
Indianapolis def. Houston (Gaines), 27-20
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
After starting in Week 14, Anderson returned to playing primarily special teams this week against the Bills. He’s made two starts this season. The Broncos visit the Chargers in Week 16.
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald was active in the game for the Steelers on Monday Night Football but didn’t see any passes thrown his way. He hasn’t caught a pass since Week 9 and has primarily been utilized for his blocking ability. The Steelers host the Colts in Week 16.
Austin Walter – RB, 49ers
Walter was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list during the week and did not play against the Cowboys in Week 15. The 49ers visit the Cardinals for a Saturday game in Week 16.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell delivered on his lone field goal attempt on Monday Night Football, connecting on a short 25-yard attempt. He made both of his extra points. The Steelers host the Colts in Week 16.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan remains on the injured reserve and did not play against the Bills in Week 15. The Broncos visit the Chargers in Week 16.
Christian Covington – DL, Bengals
Covington had one tackle and one of the Bengals’ nine quarterback hits in their Week 15 upset of the Steelers on Monday Night Football. The Bengals visit the Texans in Week 16.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox was named to the Pro Bowl this week, the first nomination of his career. On the field, he was only called upon to punt once, pinning the Titans on the seven-yard line. The Lions host the Bucs for a Saturday game in Week 16.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 22, 2020
Phillip Gaines – CB, Texans
Gaines missed the Texans’ Week 15 game with an injury. The Texans host the Bengals in Week 16.
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
Sendejo missed the Browns’ Week 15 game with an injury. The Browns visit the Jets in Week 16.
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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