Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, @terrellowens, Fitness Expert, Model, Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian, Loving Father, Elected To The Professional Football Hall Of Fame (CLASS OF 2018), and the NFL’s 6-Time Pro Bowler Terrell Owens is a man on a mission. His extraordinary skills on the gridiron and elite athleticism raised the bar for Wide Receivers in the league. Owens is credited with being one of the most exciting and electrifying players to ever play the game, with 1078 Receptions, 15,935 yards, and 153 touchdowns during the span of his 15 year career.
Terrell Eldorado Owens was born in Alexander City, Alabama on December 7, 1973 where he attended Benjamin Russell High School. There he excelled in several sports including football, basketball, baseball and track.
After being recruited by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), Owens made a name for himself as an explosive receiver, earning first team All-Southern Conference honors and setting a school record for catching a pass 11 consecutive games.
Terrell was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 1996 NFL draft, spending 8 seasons with the team. Owens’ made his mark in the league by amassing a highlight reel of spectacular plays and performances. This includes a game-winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in a 1998 wild-card playoff games that was dubbed “The Catch II”; a record breaking day of December 17, 2000 when he surpassed the 50 year old mark for the single-game reception total: and his role in leading the 49ers to the second greatest comeback in NFL playoff history, which occurred against the NY Giants in 2002.
In 2004, Owens joined the Philadelphia Eagles making an immediate impact on the team, averaging one touchdown per game. This helped the Eagles to win 13 of its first 14 games, paving the way to Super Bowl XXXIX. Despite a late season injury that doctors had projected would take weeks to heal, Owens started the game and had nine receptions and 122 yards in a disappointing loss to the New England Patriots.
Owens went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys embarking on another storied legacy. In his first season with the team, Owens led the league with 13 regular season touchdowns and this despite a serious tendon injury to his finger. While doctors recommended season ending surgery, Owens elected to wait until the end of the season to repair the damage. In 2007, Terrell set a Dallas Cowboys record with 15 touchdown receptions and helped lead the team to the NFC East divisional title for the first time since 1988. Owens also amassed 69 catches for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns in his last season for the Dallas Cowboys. Owens entered his 14th NFL season with the Buffalo Bills. It was in this season, Terrell became only the sixth player to record 1,000 career catches. Owens also added stints with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Seattle Seahawks to his resume.
Owens has garnered countless awards and accolades for his work on and off the field. Including, Six Pro Bowl appearances, 5 time Associated Press All-Pro, Recorded Five Seasons with 13 or more touchdowns, and the first to score a touchdown in seven straight “Monday Night Football” games. On September 15, 2008 in yet another remarkable Monday Night Game, Owens moved into second place on the NFL’s all-time career touchdown list.
Owens’ work on the field is only mirrored by his accomplishments off the field including partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association which is near and dear to his heart. Owen’s beloved grandmother Alice succumbed to the disease two years ago. Owens also testified before Congress to raise awareness about the disease.
Next Modeling Agency signed Owens to a modeling contract last year and he recently began a partnership with Relativity Sports to secure new entertainment and business endeavors.
Owens is also a respected and best-selling author, penning a children’s book, “Little T Learns To Share” and a fitness book “T.O.’s Finding Fitness”. Owens’ latest endeavor, the “What TO Do” Global Campaign is an initiative aimed at empowering and motivating youth around the world through speaking, workshops and with the launch an inspirational clothing line for men, women and children.
MORE ON TERRELL OWENS
Terrell Eldorado Owens, popularly known by his initials, T.O., is a formerAmerican football wide receiver. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens holds or shares several National Football League (NFL) records. Over 16 seasons, his 15,934 career receiving yards rank second in NFL history and his 153 receiving touchdowns rank third.
While he was one of the best players of his era, Owens also created a significant amount of controversy during his professional career, and also attracted attention for his flamboyant touchdown celebrations.
- NFL records
- Only player in NFL history to score a TD against all 32 NFL teams
- Only player in NFL history to score two or more touchdowns against all 32 NFL teams
- Only player in NFL history to have an 800-yard receiving season with 5 different teams (Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers)
- Only player in NFL history to have a 150-yard receiving game with 5 different teams (Bengals, Bills, Cowboys, Eagles, 49ers)
- Only player in NFL history to have a 200-yard receiving game with 3 different teams (Bengals, Cowboys, 49ers)
- Oldest player to accumulate 200 combined yards/receiving yards/yards from scrimmage in a single game (36 years, 300 days)
- Consecutive seasons with at least 6 touchdowns, 2000–2010 (11) – tied with Marvin Harrison 1996–2006, Jerry Rice 1986–1996, Don Hutson 1935–1945
- Consecutive seasons with at least 5 touchdown receptions, 2000–2010 (11) – tied with Marvin Harrison 1996–2006, Cris Carter 1991–2001, Tim Brown 1991–2001, Rice 1986–1996, Don Hutson 1935–1945
- Consecutive seasons with at least 5 touchdowns, 2000–2010 (11) – tied with Frank Gore 2006-2016, Marvin Harrison 1996–2006, Cris Carter 1991–2001, Tim Brown 1991–2001, Rice 1986–1996, Don Hutson 1935–1945
- Consecutive seasons with at least 4 touchdown receptions, 1996–2010 (15)
- Consecutive seasons with at least 4 touchdowns, 1996–2010 (15)
- Consecutive seasons with at least 3 touchdown receptions, 1996–2010 (15)
- Consecutive seasons with at least 3 touchdowns, 1996–2010 (15)
- Consecutive seasons with at least 700 receiving yards, 1996–2010 (15) – tied with Tony Gonzalez, 1999-2013
- One of seven players to have at least 2 receptions of 90+ yards (John Taylor, Mike Quick, Gaynell Tinsley, Steve Watson, Willard Dewveall, and Mike Wallace)
- One of 12 players to have at least 2 offensive TDs of 90+ yards
- 49ers franchise records
- Most receptions in a single game: 20 (12/17/00 vs Chicago Bears) (Week 15)
- Most receiving yards on a Sunday game: 283 (12/17/00 vs Bears) (Week 15)
- Eagles franchise records
- Most receiving touchdowns in a single season: 14 (2004)
- Most receiving yards per game, season: 109.0 (2005) 763 in 7 games.
- Cowboys franchise records
- Most consecutive games with a receiving touchdown: 7 (2007). Record shared with Franklin Clarke (1961–1962), Bob Hayes (1965–1966) and Dez Bryant(2012)
- Most touchdown receptions in a single game: 4 (11/18/07 vs Washington Redskins). Record shared with Bob Hayes (12/20/70)
- Most receiving yards per game, career: 76.3 (2006–2008)
- Bills franchise records
- Longest reception: 98 yard TD (11/22/09 vs Jacksonville Jaguars) (Week 11)
- Longest play from scrimmage: 98 yard TD reception (11/22/09 vs Jaguars) (Week 11)
- Bengals franchise records
- Most combined yards/receiving yards/yards from scrimmage in a single game by a player over age 30: 222 (10/3/10 vs Cleveland Browns) (Week 4)
- Career milestones
- 5th player to reach 150 touchdowns
- 6th player to reach 1,000 career receptions, 6th player to reach 100 touchdown receptions, 6th player to reach 14,000 receiving yards
- 3rd player to reach 150 touchdown receptions, 3rd player to reach 15,000 receiving yards
- Through 15 seasons, has 156 total touchdowns (153 receiving), 15,934 receiving yards, 1,078 receptions, 39 rushing attempts, 251 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 5 kickoff returns, 23 kickoff return yards, 2 fumble recoveries, 13 fumble return yards, and 3 two-point conversions
- Averaged one touchdown per game in 2001, 2004, and 2007
- Has had nine 1,000 yard seasons, including five consecutive (2000–2004)
- Reached 100 catches in only 14 games in 2002
- Led League in receiving touchdowns in 2001, 2002, and 2006
- Third all-time in regular season receiving touchdowns behind Jerry Rice and Randy Moss
- Second all-time in regular season receiving yards behind Rice.
- Eighth all-time in regular season receptions behind Rice, Tony Gonzalez, Marvin Harrison, Cris Carter, Tim Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, and Jason Witten
Owens in 2017
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|Born:||December 7, 1973
Alexander City, Alabama
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||224 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Alexander City (AL) Russell|
|NFL Draft:||1996 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89|
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