Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 13.
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 13||Result||Week 14|
|LA Chargers||Christian Covington (DL)||at Cincinnati||W, 41-22||vs New York Giants|
|Denver||Calvin Anderson (OL)
Bryce Callahan (CB)
|at Kansas City (SNF)||L, 22-9||vs Detroit|
|Pittsburgh||Chris Boswell (PK)||vs Baltimore||W, 20-19||at Minnesota (Thr)|
|Detroit||Jack Fox (P)||vs Minnesota||W, 29-27||at Denver|
|Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||at Atlanta||W, 30-17||vs Buffalo|
|Indianapolis||Andrew Sendejo (Saf)||at Houston||W, 31-0||— BYE —|
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson was placed on injured reserve following a leg injury suffered in the Broncos’ Week 13 loss to the Chiefs. He’ll be required to miss at least three games
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Ali Marpet returned to action for the Bucs this weekend, reverting Leverett to backup duties. He did not play against the Falcons, but he was active.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan remains on IR after a knee injury suffered in Week 8.
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington forced his first fumble of the season on Sunday against the Bengals, adding two tackles in a winning effort.
Andrew Sendejo – S, Colts
Sendejo played 87 percent of the snaps for the Colts against the Texans but did not show up in the box score. It’s the first time this season he’s been held without a tackle while playing at least 30 percent of the defensive plays.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox was only called upon three times in the Lions’ first victory of the season. He averaged 55.3 yards per punt, helped by a 62 yard long ball.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell missed an extra point against the Ravens on Sunday, but his two field goals paved the way for a fourth-quarter lead and a thrilling upset victory. His longest kick went through at 53 yards.
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.