James Owens (American football)

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James Owens
Date of birth (1955-07-05) July 5, 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Sacramento, California
Career information
Position(s) Running Back
College UCLA
NFL draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick 29
Career history
As player
1979–1980 San Francisco 49ers
1982–1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats

James Owens (born July 5, 1955 in Sacramento, California), is a former professional American football player who played six seasons in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Owens competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal in the 110 meter hurdles, finishing sixth.

James was mentioned in an episode of Card Sharks with Bob Eubanks in 1986 when a contestant named Marinea mentioned she was married to a professional football player named James Owens. She went on to win 9700.

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