Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 12.
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 12||Result||Week 13|
|LA Chargers||Christian Covington (DL)||at Denver||L, 28-13||at Cincinnati|
|Denver||Calvin Anderson (OL)
Bryce Callahan (CB)
|vs LA Chargers||W, 28-13||at Kansas City (SNF)|
|Pittsburgh||Chris Boswell (PK)||at Cincinnati||L, 41-10||vs Baltimore|
|Detroit||Jack Fox (P)||vs Chicago||L, 16-14||vs Minnesota|
|Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||at Indianapolis||W, 38-31||at Atlanta|
|Indianapolis||Andrew Sendejo (Saf)||vs Tampa Bay||L, 38-31||at Houston|
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson was midway through his third career start before suffering a knee injury and exiting the game. He shared this on social media shortly after:
I always give everything I have for the @Broncos
That won’t stop now!
— Calvin Anderson (@THE_CONDA25) November 30, 2021
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Not only was Nick Leverett active for the first time this season, but he was quickly thrust into duty. Leverett filled in for Aaron Stinnie who was replacing injured starter Ali Marpet. Head coach Bruce Arians gave Leverett a game ball for his efforts.
#Bucs HC Bruce Arians says they love Nick Leverett. He won their hearts in training camp, he's a battler.
They lost four starters in six minutes. He'll get a game ball for this game.
— PewterReport (@PewterReport) November 28, 2021
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan remains on IR after a knee injury suffered in Week 8.
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington was activated off the COVID list and started for the Chargers in their Week 12 game against the Broncos. He had five tackles, tying a season-high he set in Week 1 against the Washington Football team and later tied in Week 8 against the Patriots.
Andrew Sendejo – S, Colts
Sendejo has become a fixture in the Colts’ secondary, recovering a fumble and making six tackles in their Week 12 game against the Bucs.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox punted six times on Thanksgiving Day, booting a 70-yard punt. He is one of only five NFL punters with a punt of that distance this season. For the day, he averaged a neat 50-yards on his attempts.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell was seldom used in Week 12, converting his lone field goal attempt from 40 yards while adding one extra point.
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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