Rice Football is well represented on 2021 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in the Wild Card Round.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Wild Card Round Schedule
|Las Vegas at Cincinatti||Coaches James Casey, Justin Hill||Bengals win 26-19|
|New England at Buffalo||—||Bills win 47-17|
|Philadelphia at Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||Bucs win 31-15|
|San Francisco at Dallas||—||49ers win 23-17|
|Pittsburgh at Kansas City||Chris Boswell (PK)||Chiefs win 42-21|
Divisional Round Schedule
|Game||NFL Owl(s)||Date / Time|
|Cincinattiat at Tennessee||Coaches James Casey, Justin Hill||Sat. Jan. 22 at 3:30 pm|
|San Francisco at Green Bay||—||Sat. Jan. 22 at 7:15 pm|
|LA Rams at Tampa Bay||Nick Leverett (OL)||Sun. Jan. 24 at 2:00 pm|
|Buffalo at Kansas City||—||Sun. Jan. 24 at 5:30 pm|
NFL Owls Update
Chris Boswell – PK, Steelers
Boswell did not attempt any field goals in his lone playoff appearance of the season but did drive all three of his extra points attempts through the posts. He and the Steelers were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs in the Wild Card Round.
Nick Leverett– OL, Bucs
Leverett was inactive for the Bucs Wild Card round game against the Eagles and did not see action. That proved perilous for the Bucs who lost tackl Tristian Wirfs midway through the game to injury and was unable to return. Center Ryan Jansen also missed time with an injury. Leverett has already seen spot duty because of injuries to players ahead of him on the depth chart this year. He may be needed again in the Playoffs.
- The Atlanta Falcons have signed wide receiver Austin Trammell to a futures contract.
- The Seattle Seahawks have signed defensive tackle Myles Adams to a futures contract.
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.