|St. Louis Rams — No. 49|
|Date of birth: November 4, 1980|
|Place of birth: Middleburg, Florida|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1. The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St In team Sports the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the Number The tight end ( TE) is a position in American football on the Offensive team. Events 1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Middleburg is a Census-designated place and an unincorporated town in Clay County, Florida, United States. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. 93 m)||Weight: 273 lb (124 kg)|
|National Football League debut|
|2004 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Selected NFL statistics|
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
|Stats at NFL.com|
Richard Owens (born November 4, 1980 in Middleburg, Florida) is an American football fullback and tight end for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States #) is a unit of Mass The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 85th season for the major professional American football league in the United States The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based out of Minneapolis Minnesota. This is a List of Athletic Conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public University in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based out of Minneapolis Minnesota. The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football. Events 1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Middleburg is a Census-designated place and an unincorporated town in Clay County, Florida, United States. In American football, a fullback ( FB) is a position in the offensive backfield The tight end ( TE) is a position in American football on the Offensive team. The St Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league.
As a defensive lineman at Middleburg High School, he was a First-team All-Area tight end and 2nd-team All-Area. Owens caught 19 passes for 242 yards and recorded 46 tackles and 4 sacks as a senior, as well as averaging 14 yards per catch, had 51 tackles, 3 sacks, and 4 blocked kicks as a junior. He was selected to athletic director's honor roll in his final 2 years.
While majoring in sports administration at the University of Louisville, Owens played under former Vikings Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan and joins fellow Vikings Mewelde Moore and Rod Davis from Conference USA. The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public University in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Scott Thomas Linehan (born September 17, 1963) is a former head coach of the St Mewelde Jaem Cadere Moore (born July 24, 1982 in Hammond Louisiana) is an American football Running back for the Pittsburgh Rod Davis (born April 2, 1981 in Gulfport Mississippi) is an American football Linebacker for the Philadelphia Soul of Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. In 1999, he was redshirted as a freshman. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Redshirt is a term used in American College athletics that refers to delaying or suspending an athlete's participation in order to lengthen his or her period of eligibility The following year, he played in all 12 games with 3 starts. He was selected to Conference USA All-Freshman Team. Although he had just 1 catch, it went for a 10-yard TD in a shutout win over Grambling He also served as the team's backup longsnapper. Grambling State University is a public, Coeducational University, which is among the Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs in In 2001, he played in 13 games, and had 3 catches on the season, 2 of which went for TDs, including a 9-yard TD pass against Southern Miss and a 22-yarder against TCU. The University of Southern Mississippi ( USM, but frequently referred to as Southern Miss) is a four-year public University located primarily Texas Christian University is a private, Coeducational University located in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2002, He appeared in all 13 games with starts in 6 of the last 7 games. He was ranked 6th on the team with a career-high 20 catches for 182 yards and 2 TDs. He caught a career-high 6 balls for 72 yards and a score against TCU in his first start of the season, and had 5 catches for 39 yards against Marshall University in the GMAC Bowl. Marshall University is a Coeducational public Research university in Huntington West Virginia, founded in 1837 as a private subscription The GMAC Bowl is a post-season NCAA -sanctioned Division I Football Bowl Subdivision College football Bowl game that has been played In his senior year, he played in all 13 games with 4 starts and finished 7th on the team with 12 catches for 121 yards and 3 TDs. Against Temple, he caught 2 passes for 12 yards and a TD. Temple University is a state-related public research University in Philadelphia. He also had 2 receptions for 23 yards and a TD at South Florida as well as grabbing 2 catches for 22 yards vs. The University of South Florida ( USF) known within its system as USF Tampa, is a public research University system located in Tampa, Florida Tulane. Tulane University is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also recorded a 7-yard TD reception at Cincinnati. Owens finished his career with 36 catches for 371 yards and 8 touchdowns, while also serving as the Cardinals' longsnapper.
In his 3 year career, he has accumulated 16 catches for 123 yards and 1 touchdown. In 2004, Owens started 2 of the 8 games he played in. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " He caught 8 passes for 69 yards and made 3 special teams tackles. He joined DT Spencer Johnson and LS Cullen Loeffler as the only rookie free agents to make the opening-day roster in 2004 and was one of 8 Vikings rookies to start a 2004 regular-season game. Spencer Johnson (born December 12, 1981 in Waynesboro Mississippi) is an American football Defensive tackle for the Buffalo Cullen Crawford Loeffler (born January 27, 1981 in Washington D He joined LS Cullen Loeffler as the only rookie free agents to see action in the season opener vs. Dallas, playing both special teams and TE. The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC in the National In the next week, he caught his 1st career passes, hauling in 3 receptions for 36 yards with a long of 18 in his Monday Night Football debut at Philadelphia. Monday Night Football ( MNF) is a Live television broadcast of the National Football League. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started his 1st career game vs. Chicago, opening at HB and catching 2 passes for 16 yards. The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. At Houston, he started his 2nd consecutive game, catching 3 passes for 17 yards in the 36-28 OT win. The Houston Texans is a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. In Week 2 of the 2006 season, Owens caught a 16-yard touchdown pass, his first career touchdown, on a fake field goal attempt, thrown by Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Ryan Walker Longwell (born August 16, 1974) is an American football Placekicker for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football On his way to the endzone, Owens dodged an attempted tackle by Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers. The Carolina Panthers are a professional football team based in Charlotte North Carolina, representing both North Carolina and South Carolina in the Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980 in Wilson North Carolina) is a professional American football player The Vikings won the game 16-13 in OT.
He is married to his high school girlfriend, Tina. Owens volunteered with the Salvation Army during 2004 season and has earned numerous state and national awards for his work with Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, and FHA/HERO. The Salvation Army is a Christian charity and church that is internally organised like a military service. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates Toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Habitat For Humanity International ( HFHI) (generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat) is an international Ecumenical