Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 16.
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 16||Result||Week 17|
|LA Chargers||Christian Covington (DL)||at Houston||L, 41-29||vs Denver|
|Denver||Calvin Anderson (OL)
Bryce Callahan (CB)
|vs Las Vegas||L, 17-13||at Los Angeles|
|Pittsburgh||Chris Boswell (PK)||at Kansas City||L, 36-10||vs Cleveland (MNF)|
|Detroit||Jack Fox (P)||at Atlanta||L, 20-16||at Seattle|
|Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||at Carolina||W, 32-6||at New York Jets|
|Indianapolis||Andrew Sendejo (Saf)||at Arizona (SAT)||W, 22-16||vs Las Vegas|
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 did not play in their Week 16 game against the Raiders.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett saw some work against the Panthers in Week 16. It was his first game action since being called upon in Week 12 against the Colts.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan has quickly returned to form and resumed his place in the starting lineup after missing six weeks on injured reserve. He had two tackles against the Raiders in Week 16.
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington notched his third start of the season in Week 16 on the road against the Texans, his former team. He posted a career-best nine tackles, including three solo takedowns.
Andrew Sendejo – S, Colts
Sendejo missed the Colts’ Week 16 game with a concussion.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox punted two times against the Falcons, including a long punt of 57 yards, but it was the work he did with his arm — not his leg — that drew the most attention. Fox dialed up this magnificent throw on a fake punt attempt late in the second quarter:
Lions punter Jack Fox with a DIME on this fake punt! #OnePride
— NFL (@NFL) December 26, 2021
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell had a fairly quiet weekend along with the rest of the Steelers’ offense. He made his lone extra-point attempt and one of two field goal tries.
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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