Owens in July 2008
|Date of birth:||December 7, 1973|
|Place of birth:||Alexander City, Alabama|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Alexander City (AL) Russell|
|NFL Draft:||1996 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89|
|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|
I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that's what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that.
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.
Instead of me having a breakdown, I'm focusing on me having a breakthrough.
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.
I'm not gonna waste your time, so I wouldn't expect you to waste my time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life and death. At some point we're gonna leave this world. Do I know when? Absolutely not.
I don't have no friends. I don't want no friends. That's how I feel.