Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 9.
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 9||Result||Week 10|
|LA Chargers||Christian Covington (DL)||at Philadelphia||W, 27-24||vs Minnesota|
|Denver||Calvin Anderson (OL)
Bryce Callahan (CB)
|at Dallas||W, 30-16||vs Philadelphia|
|Pittsburgh||Chris Boswell (PK)||vs Chicago||W, 29-27||vs Detroit|
|Detroit||Jack Fox (P)||— OFF —||—||at Pittsburgh|
|Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||— OFF —||—||at Washington|
|Indianapolis||Andrew Sendejo (Saf)||vs NY Jets (Thr)||W, 45-30||vs Jacksonville|
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
After working as a reserve for the early portion of the season, Calvin Anderson drew his first start this week, filling in for injured Garrett Bolles. It was the third start of his career and the most snaps he’s played in a singular game to date.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett and the Buccaneers were on bye in Week 9. They resume play in Week 10 at the Washington Football Team.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan suffered a knee injury in Week 8 and was unable to return to the game, subsequently being placed on IR. He will miss at least three games.
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington had four tackles in the Chargers’ Week 9 win over the Eagles. He has recorded multiple tackles in every game he’s played so far this season.
Andrew Sendejo – S, Colts
Sendejo drew his fifth start of the year for the Colts in their Thursday Night Football win over the Jets, telling three tackles. He’s now reached three or more tackles in all but one start this season.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox and the Lions were on bye in Week 9. They resume play in Week 10 at Pittsburgh.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell bounced back from an injury suffered on a fake field goal and suited up for the Steelers’ Monday Night Football game against the Bears. He missed one of three extra points on the night, but redeemed himself by making three field goals, two of which were from distances beyond fifty yards while the third was the game-winner in the final seconds.
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) November 9, 2021
He also recovered a fumble.
CHRIS BOSWELL IS IN THE TRENCHES 😤pic.twitter.com/umIuSlbH0C
— PFF PIT Steelers (@PFF_Steelers) November 9, 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.