Former Rice kicker Chris Boswell has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 25-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday.
Boswell, who was signed after a tryout on October 3 and was playing his first game at Heinz Field, connected on field goals of 47, 48, 51 and 28 yards in addition to one PAT to finish with 13 points. He began his career with the Steelers at San Diego on October 12 and connected on 47-yarder on his first career attempt.
Rice’s career leader with 65 career field goals, 13 of them from 50 yards or longer, Boswell also ranks second on the Owls’ career scoring list with 359 points. He was originally signed as a undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans in 2014 and spend several weeks on their practice squad. He was in camp with the New York Giants this year and was responsible for all the points in the Giants 12-9 win over New England in the final preseason game.
He is the second Rice kicker to play in the NFL, joining James Hamrick who was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1987.