Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 6.
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 6||Result||Week 7|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Christian Covington (DL)||at Baltimore||L, 34-6||— BYE —|
|Denver||Calvin Anderson (OL)
Bryce Callahan (CB)
|vs Las Vegas||L, 34-24||at Cleveland (TNF)|
|Pittsburgh||Chris Boswell (PK)||vs Seattle (SNF)||W, 23-20 (OT)||— BYE —|
|Detroit||Jack Fox (P)||vs Cincinnati||L, 34-11||at Los Angeles Rams|
|Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||at Philadelphia (TNF)||W, 28-22||vs Chicago|
|Indianapolis||Andrew Sendejo (Saf)||vs Houston||W, 31-3||at San Francisco (SNF)|
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson saw his first action of the season with the offense during the team’s Week 6 loss against the Raiders. He played 10 snaps, taking over for an injured Garett Bolles. Prior to this point, Anderson had only played on special teams.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett remained inactive for the Bucs’ Week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He still awaits his first regular season snaps.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan matched his 2021 season high with three tackles on Sunday, adding a tackle for a loss and a quarterback hit. He’s now played at least 65% of the defensive snaps in five of the Broncos’ six games this season.
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington had four tackles in the teams’ Week 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He’s had multiple tackles in every game so far this season.
Andrew Sendejo – S, Colts
Sendejo was inactive for the Colts’ Week 6 win over the Texans. He had played in the Colts’ previous three games up to that point after signing with the team after the start of the season.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox continues to be one of the strongest contributors on the Lions, punting six times with an average of 55.5 yards per kick. He boomed a long of 64 yards and had only one touchback in his six attempts.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell came through in the clutch for the Steelers, yet again. He connected on a pair of extra points and all three of his field goals, including this game-winning kick to beat the Seahawks in overtime.
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 18, 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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