Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action on Wild Card weekend.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player. Four Rice football alums are on playoff teams this year.
Wildcard Round Results
Buffalo def. Indianapolis, 27-24
Los Angeles Rams def. Seattle, 30-20
Tampa Bay def. Washington, 31-23
Baltimore def. Tennessee, 20-13
New Orleans def. Chicago, 21-9
Cleveland (Sendejo) def. Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald), 48-37
Divisional Round Schedule
Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay, Saturday – 3:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, Sunday – 5:40 p.m.
Baltimore at Buffalo, Saturday – 7:15 p.m.
Cleveland (Sendejo) at Kansas City, Sunday – 2:05 p.m.
NFL Owls Update
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald was targeted twice, but did not catch any passes in the Steelers’ Wildcard Round defeat by the Browns. He has 17 career playoff receptions, but none in the Wildcard round. His 2020 season has come to an end.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
After being listed as a limited participant in practice, Boswell returned to action this week following a few missed games over the latter third of the season. He made his only field goal attempt in the Steelers’ Wildcard Round defeat by the Browns, also converting a pair of extra points. His 2020 season has come to an end.
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
Sendejo missed the Browns’ regular season finale against the Steelers after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list but made a return to the field for their Wildcard Round rematch. He tallied five tackles and one pass deflection in the victory. The Browns will visit the Chiefs in the Divisional Round next weekend. The game is set for Sunday at 3:05 p.m.
Luke Willson – TE, Seahawks
Willson rejoined the Seahawks in time for their playoff push but was not active for their Wildcard Round defeat by the Los Angeles Rams. Willson, who began the season with the Seahawks, last saw action with Baltimore in Week 13. His 2020 season is over.
— The Roost (@AtTheRoost) January 5, 2021
More Owls in the NFL
From practice squads to current free agents, there are other 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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