Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 16.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 16 results
Cincinnati (Covington) def. Houston (Gaines), 37-31
New York Jets def. Cleveland (Sendejo), 23-16
Las Angeles Chargers def. Denver (Anderson, Callahan), 19-16
Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald) def. Indianapolis, 28-24
San Francisco (Walter) def. Arizona, 20-12
Tampa Bay def. Detroit (Fox), 47-7
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson was active in his typical special teams role for the Broncos in their Week 16 game against the Chargers. He’s now appeared in every game for the team this season. The Broncos host the Raiders in Week 17.
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald was targeted once in the passing game against the Colts, hauling in his only target for five yards. The Steelers visit the Browns in Week 17.
Austin Walter – RB, 49ers
Walter was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week and did not play against the Cowboys in Week 15 or the Cardinals in Week 16. The 49ers host the Seahawks in Week 17.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
For the second time in four games, Boswell was inactive because of injury. He did not play in the Steelers’ Week 16 game against the Colts. The Steelers visit the Browns in Week 17.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan remains on the injured reserve and did not play against the Chargers in Week 16. The Broncos visit the Chargers in Week 16. The Broncos host the Raiders in Week 17.
Christian Covington – DL, Bengals
Covington had one tackle in the Bengals’ Week 16 victory over the Texans. The Bengals host the Ravens in Week 17.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
The game following his nomination to the Pro Bowl, Fox set a career-high in punts against the Bucs. He punted eight times, racking up 382 total yards and placing five kicks inside the 20. The Lions host the Vikings in Week 17.
Phillip Gaines – CB, Texans
Gaines missed the Texans’ Week 16 game with an injury. The Texans host the Titans in Week 17
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
After missing Week 15, Sendejo returned to the field this week, contributing three tackles and one pass deflection in the Browns’ Week 16 loss to the Jets. The Browns host the Steelers in Week 17.
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.