Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 8.
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 8||Result||Week 9|
|LA Chargers||Christian Covington (DL)||vs New England||L, 27-24||at Philadelphia|
|Denver||Calvin Anderson (OL)
Bryce Callahan (CB)
|vs Washington||W, 17-10||at Dallas|
|Pittsburgh||Chris Boswell (PK)||at Cleveland||W, 15-10||vs Chicago|
|Detroit||Jack Fox (P)||vs Philadelphia||L, 44-6||— OFF —|
|Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||at New Orleans||L, 36-27||— OFF —|
|Indianapolis||Andrew Sendejo (Saf)||vs Tennessee||L, 34-31 (OT)||vs NY Jets (Thr)|
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
For the second time in three weeks, Anderson saw some work with the Denver offense in their Week 8 win over the Washington Football team in addition to his customary special teams snaps.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett was inactive again this week for the Bucs’ Week 8 game against the Saints. He was active for the first time of the season the week prior against the Bears. although he did not play.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan started his third game in four weeks for the Broncos in Week 8, registering three tackles before leaving the game with an injury that head coach Vic Fangio described as bad but “not bad, bad.”
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington as a productive game against the Patriots in Week 8, tying a season-high with five tackles. He’s now registered multiple tackles in each game this season.
Andrew Sendejo – S, Colts
Sendejo has been a fixture in the Colts’ starting defense since he got fully acclimated to the team. He had a season-high eight tackles against the Titans in Week 8, also registering his first forced fumble of the year.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Despite his team trailing the Eagles from the fun, Fox only punted three times this week, including a long of 58-yards and pinning Philadelphia inside the 20 on two separate occasions.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
After putting his initial attempt through the pipes, Boswell was injured on a fake field goal attempt in the second quarter and did not return to the game.
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.