Jeff Owens

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Jeff Owens
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-14) October 14, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Sunrise, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Plantation (FL)
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2005)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Jeff Owens (born October 14, 1986) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

Early years[edit]

Owens played high school football at Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Owens was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round (243rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was signed to a four-year contract on June 4, 2010.[1] He was waived on September 4, but re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 5. He was promoted to the active roster on December 21.[2] He was placed on injured reserve on December 29 after suffering a left patellar tendon rupture in a week 16 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He was waived on July 28, 2011, after failing his physical.

High School Coaching[edit]

As of the 2011 football season, Owens is coaching the defensive line at West Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia. The 2011 Wolverines advanced to the third round of the GHSA playoffs, their best year to date.

Personal life[edit]

He is a member of Zeta Nu chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McPherson, Chris (June 4, 2010). "Three More Rookie Deals In Place For Eagles". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  2. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (December 21, 2010). "Allen’s absence a concern for so-so Eagles pass defense". profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

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