Team

Montell Owens
RB #34
Height:
5-10
Weight:
225
Age:
29
College:
Maine
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2013):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 56 292 5.2 41 3 12 132 11 53 0 0 0
2013 DET 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 JAC 13 4 42 209 5 32T 1 8 113 14.1 53 0 -- --
2011 JAC 13 0 10 39 3.9 9 0 2 2 1 6 0 -- --
2010 JAC 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 JAC 16 0 2 1 0.5 3 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
2008 JAC 16 0 2 43 21.5 41T 2 2 17 8.5 10 0 -- --
2007 JAC 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 JAC 14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
10 @CHI W 21-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @PIT L 27-37 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on May 30, 2013.
  • Released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 16, 2013.
  • Re-signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars to a three-year extension on October 4, 2011.
  • Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 30, 2006.

PRO:

  • Eight-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowl selection who is heralded as one of the NFL’s best cover men on special teams.
  • As the first Jaguar to receive a Pro Bowl nod on special teams, he owns the franchise record for career special teams tackles with 118 special teams tackles and led the team the past three seasons.
  • Career totals include 104 games played, 118 special teams tackles, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, as well as 56 carries for 292 yards and three touchdowns on offense.

2012:Saw increased action on offense at running back, recording a career-high 42 carries for 209 yards and one touchdown and catching a career-high eight passes for 113 yards.

  • Also finished the season with 10 special teams tackles Opened the season with three special teams tackles and one reception for eight yards at Minnesota (9/9).
  • Rushed a career-high seven times for 29 yards and made one reception for 11 yards after RB Rashad Jennings left the game with a concussion vs. New York Jets (12/9).
  • Started his first-career game at running back and carried the ball 14 times for 91 yards, both career highs, with a touchdown at Miami (12/16).
  • Made his second consecutive start vs. New England (12/23) and rushed 11 times for 47 yards.
  • Ended the season with another start at running back at Tennessee (12/30), carrying the ball 10 times for 42 yards and catching four passes for 77 yards.

2011:Led the Jaguars in special teams tackles with 13 as team captain despite missing three games with a knee injury, earning his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection as AFC special teamer.

  • Also finished the season with 10 carries for 39 yards and two receptions for two yards.
  • Was inactive vs. New Orleans (10/2), snapping his streak of 68 consecutive games played.
  • Registered a season-high three special teams tackles and forced two fumbles that were recovered by the Jaguars, including an eight-yard touchdown return vs. Tampa Bay (12/11).
  • Finished the season with two special teams tackles at Tennessee (12/24) and one special teams tackle vs. Indianapolis (1/1).

2010:Appeared in all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season and became the first Jacksonville special teamer to be voted to the Pro Bowl in franchise history.

  • Led the team with 20 special teams tackles and one fumble recovery. Part of a special teams unit that ranked in the top 10 for opponents punt return (6.5 avg) and opponents kickoff return average (21.5 avg).
  • Recorded at least one tackle in 13-of-16 games played.
  • Opened the season with one special teams tackle in each of the first four games.
  • Had two special teams tackles and stopped a fake punt in the fourth quarter at Buffalo (10/10).
  • Recovered a fumble forced by teammate WR Kassim Osgood on a kickoff in the third quarter vs. Oakland (12/12).
  • Became the franchise leader for special teams tackles with two tackles at Houston (1/2).

2009:Led the team with a career-high 30 special teams tackles (18 solo), tying the record for most in franchise history.

  • Named AFC first alternate for Pro Bowl special teamer as part of a unit that led the NFL in opponents punt return average (4.2 avg) for the first time in franchise history.
  • The 4.2-yard average was the third-lowest in the NFL since 2000.
  • Also finished the season with three kickoff returns for 49 yards and saw additional time at running back and fullback.
  • Moved into second place in franchise history with 57 career special teams tackles at Tennessee (11/1).
  • Concluded the season at Cleveland (1/3) with three special teams tackles, tying the franchise single-season record with 30.

2008:Ranked second on the team with 18 special teams tackles (14 solo) along with one fumble recovery, and tied for third in scoring with three touchdowns.

  • Named special teams player on Peter King’s Sports Illustrated All-Pro Team.
  • Recorded first career reception (10 yards) on a game-winning drive at Indianapolis (9/21).
  • Scored first career touchdown on a 41-yard run, the result of a fake punt direct snap, vs. Houston (9/28).
  • Recorded two solo tackles at Cincinnati (11/2) and recovered a fumble on a fourth quarter kickoff and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown.
  • Rushed for a two-yard score and added three special teams tackles vs. Indianapolis (12/18).

2007:Saw action in all 16 games on special teams and finished fourth on the team with 19 special teams tackles.

  • Returned two kickoffs for 15 yards and had one special teams tackle in the AFC Wild Card game at Pittsburgh (1/5).
  • Posted a team-high three special teams tackles in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at New England (1/12).

2006:Played in 14 games, primarily on special teams, and tied for sixth on the team with eight special teams tackles as a rookie.

  • One of only three undrafted rookies to make the team’s opening day roster.

COLLEGE:Four-year letterman who played in 38 career games at running back, setting career highs with 184 carries for 779 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior.

  • Majored in kinesiology.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Concord High School in Wilmington, Del. where he rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior.
  • Also lettered in baseball and track while taking classes toward his bachelor’s degree at Maine in the 2007 offseason.
  • Attended classes in 2010 at the Harvard Business School as part of the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial program.
  • Very active in the community during his time in Jacksonville, participating in children’s events, food drives and visits with wounded United States Army soldiers.
  • An accomplished trumpet player, teamed up with 12 area high school students in 2009 to form the St. Johns River City High School Jazz All-Stars and performed at the Jazz Festival in downtown Jacksonville.
  • Holds the annual Montell Owens Football Camp in his hometown.
  • Distributed shoes and signed autographs for children at the Bridge of Northeast Florida in February of 2010.
  • Married to his wife Lisa and has a daughter, Selah Jordan.
  • Full name: Montell Ernest Owens.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Jim Schwartz on Montell Owens and Mike Williams

    (1:30) Posted Sep 3, 2013

    On the first day of the regular season, head coach Jim Schwartz discusses the placement of Owens and Williams on short-term injured-reserve and season-ending injured-reserve, respectively.

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