Rice Football is well represented on 2023 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 1.
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 1||Result||Week 2|
|Denver Broncos||Elijah Garcia (DL)||vs Raiders||L, 17-16||vs Commanders|
|Detroit Lions||Jack Fox (P)||at Chiefs (TNF)||W, 21-20||vs Seahawks|
|Indianapolis Colts||Kylen Granson (TE)||vs Jaguars||L, 31-21||at Texans|
|New England Patriots||Calvin Anderson (OL)||vs Eagles||L, 25-20||vs Dolphins|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Chris Boswell (PK)||vs 49ers||L, 30-7||vs Browns (MNF)|
|Seattle Seahawks||Myles Adams (DL)||vs Rams||L, 30-13||at Lions|
|Tampa Bay Bucs||Nick Leverett (OL)||at Vikings||W, 20-17||vs Bears|
Calvin Anderson – OT, Patriots
Anderson made his first start of the season at right tackle for the Patriots.
Kylen Gransen – TE, Colts
Gransen finished second on the team in receptions in Week 1 and third in targets, hauling in four passes for 39 yards against the Jaguars. Only leading receiver Michael Pittman was more involved in the offense through the air.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett was active but did not play for the Bucs’ in their Week 1 victory over the Vikings.
Myles Adams – DL, Seahawks
Adams saw a few snaps on defense in the Seahawks in Week 1 against the Rams, but did not record any stats.
Elijah Garcia – DL, Broncos
Garcia had a pair of tackles in the Broncos’ Week 1 loss to the Raiders. He saw some early action in the redzone, too.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox was instrumental in the Lions’ upset win over the Chiefs on opening night. He punted five times, pinning Kansas City inside the 20 on three separate occasions and registering a long of 61 yards on his longest punt of the night.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell’s action on Sunday was short and sweet. He was called upon once to convert an extra point try following the Steelers’ long touchdown of the afternoon and did so without incident. He did not attempt any other kicks.
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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