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Terrell Owens

Owens in July 2008
No. 81
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-12-07) December 7, 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth: Alexander City, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Alexander City (AL) Russell
College: Chattanooga
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89
Career history

San Francisco 49ers (1996–2003)
Philadelphia Eagles (2004–2005)
Dallas Cowboys (2006–2008)
Buffalo Bills (2009)
Cincinnati Bengals (2010)
Allen Wranglers (2012)
Seattle Seahawks (2012)*

 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

6× Pro Bowl (2000–2004, 2007)
5× First-team All-Pro (2000–2002, 2004, 2007)
3× NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2001, 2002, 2006)
NFL 2000s All-Decade Second Team

Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 1,078
Receiving yards: 15,934
Receiving touchdowns: 153
Player stats at NFL.com

I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that's what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that.
Terrell Owens
I'll do whatever it takes to win.
It doesn't matter what people say about me, I weather the storm.
I may be a public figure, but really, I'm just like a guy who could be in your family and have some difficult things happen to him.
Terrell Owens
Instead of me having a breakdown, I'm focusing on me having a breakthrough.
Terrell Owens
When I step on the field, you know what you gonna get.
God blessed me to play football.
I know my body better than anything, better than anybody.
I don't see outside of me.
This is God's world this is not the media's world.
If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.
People forget that I'm a human being, just because I play a sport that everybody loves. We're human. We're not invincible. We share the same feelings and emotions that people on the outside feel. I don't think people really understand that.
Terrell Owens
I'm not gonna waste your time, so I wouldn't expect you to waste my time.
Terrell Owens
I love me some me.
There are things players go through on an everyday basis in the business of football. You don't see it all with the glitz and glamour of game day.
Terrell Owens
I don't want that to be the headline.
Some people are too prideful to go out and reach out to people to help them in that situation because it's just such a dark time.
Terrell Owens
I didn't know who my daddy was until I was 10 or 12. Surprising as it may seem, he was living right across the street.
Terrell Owens
Everything that I've gone through since the end of 2010, from me finding out about my financial adviser stealing, mismanaging my money – that affected everything, from child support, mortgages, to me having to sell my properties, me being in and out of court trying to modify my child support. It's a lot to deal with at one time.
Terrell Owens
I have an ability that I've already honed in on to get better.
I'm human; that's what people don't realize.

If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.
Life and death. At some point we're gonna leave this world. Do I know when? Absolutely not.
Terrell Owens
I don't have no friends. I don't want no friends. That's how I feel.
Terrell Owens
I think people change, but the media, they never allowed me to change. They never allowed me to be a better person.
Terrell Owens
A lot of emotional stress that people go through, some people figure out a way to handle it. They have a strong enough support system to keep going and keep moving forward. And some people, they feel like they don't have that outlet.
Terrell Owens
I feel like with me being a big part of any offense, then the numbers are going to come.
Terrell Owens
Right is right and wrong is wrong.
I've sustained a meniscus injury, shortly after that I sustained an ACL injury so really just going through that and going through some personal issues, personal problems within myself.
Terrell Owens
You never know what a person is going through, regardless of how much money they make or however great a life you think they're living.
Terrell Owens
I don't have to play football.
I just feel like I know what I bring to the game. Very confident in what I do.
Terrell Owens
God may not be there when you want him but he is always on time.
A lot of people think I'm stuck up. Pretty much that I'm arrogant. I only do that when I'm on the field.
Terrell Owens
I feel like football players are overworked and underpaid compared to any other sports.
Terrell Owens
I think at some point during the course of the game, I will have an impact – whether it's blocking or whether it's catching the football.
Terrell Owens
A lot of people have to deal with the feeling that their worlds are caving in.
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