Rice Football is well represented on 2023 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 4.
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 4||Result||Week 5|
|Denver Broncos||Elijah Garcia (DL)||at Bears||W, 31-28||vs Jets|
|Detroit Lions||Jack Fox (P)||at Packers||W, 34-20||vs Panthers|
|Indianapolis Colts||Kylen Granson (TE)||vs Rams||L, 29-23 (OT)||vs Titans|
|Los Angeles Rams||Austin Trammell (WR)||at Colts||W, 29-23 (OT)||vs Eagles|
|New England Patriots||Calvin Anderson (OL)||at Cowboys||L, 38-3||vs Saints|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Chris Boswell (PK)||at Texans||L, 30-6||vs Ravens|
|Seattle Seahawks||Myles Adams (DL)||at Giants (MNF)||W, 24-3||— BYE —|
|Tampa Bay Bucs||Nick Leverett (OL)||at Saints||W, 26-9||— BYE —|
Calvin Anderson – OT, Patriots
Similar to Week 3, Anderson saw only special teams duty this week after starting each of the Patriots’ first two games.
Kylen Granson – TE, Colts
Granson hauled in two passes for 24 yards on Saturday while being targeted five times, which tied wide receiver Michael Pittman for the team lead.
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett was active for the Bucs again this week, but did not see action in their Week 3 game against the Eagles.
Austin Trammell – WR, Rams
Trammell did not record any receptions against the colts, but he did serve as the teams’ primary punt return, returning four punts for 15 yards on Sunday.
Myles Adams – DL, Seahawks
Adams saw his most extensive work of the season on Monday Night Football, racking up four tackles and one sack against the Giants. The sack was one of 11 on the night for the Seahawks and the first of Adams’ career.
Elijah Garcia – DL, Broncos
Garcia registered a tackle in the Broncos’ win over the Bears in Week 4, his first official statistic recorded since an opening week loss to the Raiders.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox punted four times on Thursday night against the Packers, averaging 45 yards per punt and downing one of his kicks inside the 20. His longest ball of the night traveled 52 yards.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell scored the Steelers’ lone points on Sunday, connecting on a pair of short field goals, the longest of which came from 35 yards out. In lieu of any touchdowns, Boswell’s pair of kicks represented the teams’ only points.
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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