Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 5.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
|Team||NFL Owl(s)||Week 5||Result||Week 6|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Christian Covington (DL)||at Seattle||W, 47-42||at Baltimore|
|Denver||Calvin Anderson (OL)
Bryce Callahan (CB)
|at Pittsburgh||L, 27-19||vs Las Vegas|
|Pittsburgh||Chris Boswell (PK)||vs Denver||W, 27-19||vs Seattle (SNF)|
|Detroit||Jack Fox (P)||at Minnesota||L, 19-17||vs Cincinnati|
|Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||vs Miami||W, 45-17||at Philadelphia (TNF)|
|Indianapolis||Andrew Sendejo (Saf)||at Baltimore (MNF)||L, 31-25||vs Houston|
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson has appeared in all five of the Broncos games so far this season, exclusively playing on special teams. That meant three snaps for Anderson against the Steelers this past weekend.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett remained inactive for the Bucs’ Week 5 game against the Miami Dolphins. He still awaits his first regular season snaps.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell converted both of his field goal attempts against the Broncos, including a long of 48-yards. He also added three extra points on three tries. He’s 8-of-9 on field goals so far this season.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan started his first game of the season this past weekend against the Steelers. He made a season-high three solo tackles with his first tackle for a loss and this big third-down stop:
Ben Roethlisberger takes the checkdown on 3rd and 7, Bryce Callahan comes up with a big stop. pic.twitter.com/KO9sCEJTEl
— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) October 10, 2021
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington tallied two tackles in the Chargers’ Week 5 win over the Browns, marking the fifth consecutive game he’s recorded multiple tackles.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox made history midway through the Lions’ Week 5 contest:
— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) October 10, 2021
He would go on to attempt four punts, averaging 51 yards for the game on those kicks with a long of 67 yards, tied for the longest punt of his career.
Andrew Sendejo – S, Colts
Sendejo made two tackles against the Ravens on Monday Night Football before exiting the game after his second, a hit on Ravens’ receiver James Proche.
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.