Rice Football is well represented on 2020 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action in Week 3.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 3 results
Cleveland (Sendejo) def. Washington, 34-20
Cincinnati (Covington) tied Philadelphia, 23-23
Pittsburgh (Boswell, McDonald) def. Houston (Gaines), 28-21
Tampa Bay def. Denver (Anderson, Callahan), 28-10
Detroit (Fox) def. Arizona, 26-23
Seattle (Willson) def. Dallas, 38-31
Calvin Anderson – OT, Broncos
Anderson has seen his action primarily on special teams this season with the Broncos. He was active again on Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 3 loss to the Bucs. The Broncos visit the Jets for Thursday Night Football in Week 4.
Vance McDonald – TE, Steelers
McDonald set a season-high three receptions for 36 yards in the Steelers’ Week 3 win over the Texans. Two of his grabs moved the chains and led to scoring drives. He threw some impactful blocks and made a difference in the running game as well. The Steelers visit the Titans in Week 4.
Luke Willson – TE, Seahawks
Willson was inactive for the Seahawks’ Week 3 win over the Cowboys. The Seahawks visit the Dolphins in Week 4.
Defense and Special Teams
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell was perfect again on Sunday, converting a pair of extra points and two field goals, including a long of 33 yards. The Steelers visit the Titans in Week 4.
Bryce Callahan – CB, Broncos
Callahan nearly blocked a field goal against the Bucs in Week 3, but drew an offsides flag. He had three tackles in the loss. The Broncos visit the Jets for Thursday Night Football in Week 4.
Christian Covington – DL, Bengals
Covington was dealing with a biceps injury during the week but still managed to suit up against the Eagles. He had one tackle in the tie. The Bengals host the Jaguars in Week 4.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox picked up his first professional victory on Sunday, helping the Lions beat the Cardinals on the road. Fox booted punts of 65, 60, 54 and 43 yards. His only punt shorter than 50 yards was downed on the two-yard line.
Oh, and here’s some kudos for Fox from PFF Analyst Anthony Treash from last week.
why has no one talked about Lions punter Jack Fox yet?
— Anthony Treash (@PFF_Anthony) September 24, 2020
The Lions host the Saints in Week 4.
Phillip Gaines – CB, Texans
Gaines registered two tackles in the Texans’ Week 3 loss to the Steelers. The Texans host the Vikings in Week 4.
Andrew Sendejo – Saf, Browns
Sendejo finished third on the team on the team with five tackles against Washington in Week 3. He’s up to 19 total tackles for the season, 15 solo. The Browns visit the Cowboys in Week 4.
More Owls in the NFL
From practice squads to current free agents, there are others 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.
- Rice Football 2020: Owls in the NFL Week 3 Update
- Rice Football 2020: First week of fall camp practice notes
- Conference USA Football 2020: Week 4 C-USA Roundup
- College Football and COVID-19: Mid September Roundup