Rice Football was well represented on 2023 NFL rosters. Here’s the latest from the NFL Owls in action this postseason.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
|Jack Fox (P)
|Los Angeles Rams
|Austin Trammell (WR)
|Chris Boswell (PK)
|Tampa Bay Bucs
|Nick Leverett (OL)
Nick Leverett – OT, Buccaneers
Leverett was active for the Bucs playoff win over the Eagles, but did not play. They advanced to the next round and will take on the Lions.
Austin Trammell – WR, Rams
Back during his Rice football playing days, Austin Trammell fielded punts from Jack Fox during practice on a weekly basis. That throwback moment occurred a few times in the playoffs this past weekend, with Trammell tasked with fielding Fox’s punts again, this time with postseason stakes on the line. Trammell didn’t return any of Fox’s punts, but he did return a kickoff 24 yards. The Lions eliminated the Rams.
Jack Fox – P, Lions
Fox punted three times to the aforementioned Trammell, averaging 49.3 yards per punt. That average was boosted by a 61-yard punt which was kicked so far that Trammell was barely able to field it cleanly. Fox and the Lions are moving on and will host the Bucs.
Chris Boswell – K, Steelers
Boswell did his part on Monday, converting a 40-yard field goal attempt and a pair of extra points. Unfortunately, it was not enough as the Steelers fell to the Bills and were eliminated from the playoffs.
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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