Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 17.
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 17||Result||Week 18|
|LA Chargers||Christian Covington (DL)||vs Denver||W, 34-13||at Las Vegas (SNF)|
|Denver||Calvin Anderson (OL)
Bryce Callahan (CB)
|at Los Angeles Chargers||L, 34-13||vs Kansas City|
|Pittsburgh||Chris Boswell (PK)||vs Cleveland (MNF)||W, 26-14||at Baltimore|
|Detroit||Jack Fox (P)||at Seattle||L, 51-29||vs Green Bay|
|Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||at New York Jets||W, 28-24||vs Carolina|
|Indianapolis||Andrew Sendejo (Saf)||vs Las Vegas||L, 23-20||at Jacksonville|
|Falcons||Austin Trammell (WR)||vs Buffalo||L, 29-15||vs Saints|
|New York Jets||Austin Walter (RB)||vs Tampa Bay||L, 28-24||at Buffalo|
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 17 game against the Chargers.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett was active but did not play in the Bucs’ Week 17 win over the Jets. He’s seen action in two games this season, most recently in Week 16 against the Panthers.
Austin Trammell – WR, Falcons
Trammell was active for the first time in his NFL career on Saturday and saw brief action for the Falcons on special teams.
Austin Watler – RB, Jets
Walter saw the most action of his NFL career on Sunday, toting the rock 14 times for 49 yards in relief of Michael Carter, who was injured early in the game. The 14 carries represented two more than he’d tallied in his previous outings combined this season.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan missed the Broncos’ Week 17 game after being placed on the COVID-19 IR, one of a dozen Broncos who ended up on the list. Callahan had only played in two contests since returning from a previous IR stint, although that absence was injury-related.
Christian Covington – DL, Chargers
Covington’s usage has pinballed back and forth this season and this weekend was no different. A week removed from a career-high 10 tackles, he played just 32 percent of the team’s defensive snaps, accruing three tackles and one tackle for a loss.
Andrew Sendejo – S, Colts
Sendejo has missed the Colts’ Week 17 game after being placed on the COVID 19 list. He’d missed their prior game with a concussion.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox punted three times against the Seahawks, including a long punt of 57 yards. He ranks second in the league in punt average, trailing only the Raiders’ AJ Cole.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell was perfect on Monday Night Football. In what was reported by many to be Big Ben’s last regular season home game, Boswell converted 4-of-4 field goals, including a long of 50 yards. He also pushed through two extra points, accounting for 14 of the team’s 26 points on his own.
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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