Terrell Owens is a former American football player who played for the National Football League. Owens was named as one of the most awesome NFL Players of all time because of his competitiveness and sportsmanship. He was born and raised in Alexander City, Alabama, and since he was young, he enjoyed watching football.
When he attended Benjamin Russell High School, he decided to play baseball, track, and football. During his junior year, he decided to join their football team as he became the replacement for his ill teammate.
College to NFL Career
Owens spent his college years at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was an athlete student for basketball, football, and track. He became a football player during his sophomore year, which earned him a record of 38 passes for 724 yards with 8 touchdowns. He also decided to participate in the Senior Bowl, which earned him a ticket for the NFL Draft,
When Owens was drafted in the NFL, he was selected 89th by the San Francisco 49ers and he made his professional debut against the New Orleans Saints. In 1997, Owens replaced Jerry Rice due to a torn ACL, and he was able to help the team win 13 games during that season.
After Owens stayed for more than 6 years in the San Francisco 49ers, he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004. However, he suffered a severely sprained ankle because of William’s horse-collar tackle, which inflicted injuries to several NFL players too. Because of the use of the horse-collar tackle, it was immediately banished and prohibited to be used in the game.
Owens’ TV Appearances and Controversies
Owens is mostly remembered during his skit at the Desperate Housewives show, where Nicollette Sheridan was shown to be removing her towel and becoming too sexually aggressive while the Philadelphia Eagles were playing as Dallas Cowboys. Owens also appeared in “Punk’d” by Ashton Kutcher, and the show aired a parody of Owens’ suspension on November 25, 2005.
Owens is currently having child custody problems, where he had been reported several times by the 3 different mothers to his children. He reasoned out that the reason for missing his child support is because NFL had decreased his salary.
- 2001, 2002, 2006 NFL receivingtouchdowns leader
- San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame