Montell Owens

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Montell Owens played nine years in the National Football League, seven of them with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and twice was named to play in the Pro Bowl.

A 2002 graduate of Concord High School and a National Honor Society member, he attended University of Maine, the only college to recruit him. Overlooked in high school, he only made All-State as a
trumpeter in the All-State jazz band and orchestra teams. After three years as a reserve on Maine’s offensive unit, he blossomed as a senior, when he gained 779 rushing years and was named the team’s
out¬standing offensive player as a tailback. The team advanced to the second round of the NCAA I-AA Tournament in 2002.

He joined the Jaguars in 2006 as an undrafted free agent. In 2008, Peter King of Sports Illustrated named him to his first-team all-pro team as a special-teams player.

He holds two Jaguars’ franchise records, both for special teams tackles, with 30 in a season (2009) and 118 for a career. A punt and kick returner, he was named to the AFC team for the 2011 and
2012 Pro Bowls as a special teams player.

In the 2011 Pro Bowl, he scored two touchdowns, one after recovering a fumble and returning for a touchdown, the other on a seven-yard pass reception. He led the Jaguars to the second round of the
NFL playoffs in 2007. His career totals include 56 rushes for 292 yards and three touchdowns along with 12 receptions for 132 yards. While in Jacksonville, he helped form a 12-school all-star jazz
band.

 

 

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