The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wishes the best of luck to former Mocs football and basketball player Terrell Owens, who is a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Owens played football at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during the 1992-1995 seasons, before being drafted by the NFL in his senior year. During his time at UTC, he played wide receiver and was a tremendous asset to the team. In fact, he was so successful that he had the distinction of competing on a team in the 1996 Senior Bowl, the only collegiate all-star game in which the coaching staff consists of NFL coaches. In part due to this opportunity, Owens was selected to play wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers during the third round of the 1996 NFL draft. Over the course of his career, spanning fifteen years and seven teams, he garnered numerous achievements and recognitions.
In honor of Terrell’s nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2018, here are a few fun facts about one of the NFL’s all-time greatest wide receivers:
- Did you know that during his time at UTC, Terrell Owens wore jersey number 80 in honor of his hero Jerry Rice?
- Did you know that Terrell Owens is the author of a children’s book, Little T Learns to Share?
- Did you know that in addition to playing on the gridiron, Terrell Owens also played forward on the UTC basketball team for three years, including the 1995 season when the team qualified for the NCAA tournament?
On behalf of all the Mocs, we wish Terrell the best of luck!