Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 7.
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 7||Result||Week 8|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Christian Covington (DL)||— BYE —||—||vs New England|
|Denver||Calvin Anderson (OL)
Bryce Callahan (CB)
|at Cleveland (TNF)||L, 17-14||vs Washington|
|Pittsburgh||Chris Boswell (PK)||— BYE —||—||at Cleveland|
|Detroit||Jack Fox (P)||at Los Angeles Rams||L, 28-19||vs Philadelphia|
|Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||vs Chicago||W, 38-3||at New Orleans|
|Indianapolis||Andrew Sendejo (Saf)||at San Francisco (SNF)||W, 30-18||vs Tennessee|
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
After seeing some action the week prior following an injury to starter Garrett Bolles, Anderson returned to special teams duty in Week 7. That meant two snaps against the Browns on Thursday Night Football.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett was officially active for the first time this season for the Bucs’ Week 7 win over the Bears. He did not play.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan started and made fice tackles, including a tackle for a loss in the Broncos’ Week 7 loss to the Browns. He has now had at least three tackles and at least one TFL in three consecutive games, two starts.
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington and the Chargers were on bye in Week 7. They play the Patriots in Week 8.
Andrew Sendejo – S, Colts
Sendejo made two tackles in the Colts’ Week 7 victory over the 49ers. It was his third start in the teams’ last four games.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Perhaps inspired by the Owls’ own fake-punt hijinks, former Rice punter Jack Fox pulled off a fake punt of his own on Sunday:
— NFL (@NFL) October 24, 2021
He only attempted one punt, which went for 36 yards.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell and the Steelers were on bye in Week 7. They play the Browns in Week 8.
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.