Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 1.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 1 results
Las Angeles Chargers (Covington) def. Washington, 20-16
Denver (Anderson, Callahan) def. New York Giants, 27-13
Pittsburgh (Boswell) def. Buffalo, 23-16
San Francisco def. Detroit (Fox), 41-33
Tampa Bay (Leverett) def. Dallas, 31-29
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson did not see any offensive snaps for the Broncos in their Week 1 game against the Washington Football Team. He’s primarily appeared on special teams since signing with the Broncos last year.
The Broncos visit the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett was inactive for the Buccaneers Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. The Buccaneers host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell was perfect in his 2021 debut. He converted all three of his field goal attempts, with a long of 45 yards. He was also successful on a pair of extra point tries. Scoring 11 of the Steelers’ 23 points on his own. The Steelers host the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 2.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan made his return to the gridiron in Week 1 after battling injuries last season. He recorded two tackles. The Broncos visit the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2.
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington had a productive debut with the Los Angeles Chargers, finishing tied for third in tackles with five. He also had one tackle for a loss. The Chargers host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox punted three times against the San Francisco 49ers, averaging a whopping 50.7 yards per punt. His long traveled 57 yards. He did not have any touchbacks. The Lions visit the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 2.
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.