Known for his spectacular touchdown celebrations as much as his aggressive off-field personality, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens has etched his way into the NFL history books. Owens set franch...
Alexander City, Alabama, USA
|The T.O. Show||2010 2007 - 2010||Actor||Himself||20107|
|Go On||2012 2011 - 2012||Actor||Himself||20127|
|Pros vs. Joes||2009 2004 - 2009||Actor||n/a||20097|
|Under One Roof||2008 2006 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|The Tracy Morgan Show||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Himself||20037|
|Tosh.0||2015 2007 - 2015||Actor||n/a||20157|
|Necessary Roughness||2012 2009 - 2012||Actor||Kevin "The Mine-field" Minnifield||20127|
|Single Ladies||2012 2009 - 2012||Actor||T.O.||20127|
|Stars in Danger: The High Dive||2012 2011 - 2012||Contestant||n/a||1|
|The Superstars||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|90210||2012 2007 - 2012||Actor||Himself||20127|
|Playmakers of New Orleans||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|About Last Night||2014||Actor||Himself||20147|
|The 2004 ESPY Awards||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Presenter||20037|
|The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Presenter||20047|
|The Jersey||2000 1998 - 2000||Actor||n/a||20007|
|Any Given Sunday||1999||Actor||Special Appearance||19997|
|The T.O. Show||2010 2007 - 2010||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|The T.O. Show||2010 2007 - 2010||Source Material||Original Concept Development||1|
|Released the autobiography Catch This! Going Deep with the NFL's Sharpest Weapon|
|Lettered in football, track, baseball, and basketball at Benjamin Russell High at his hometown of Alexander City, AL|
|Feature film debut, playing himself, in Oliver Stone's sports drama "Any Given Sunday"|
|Won the celebrity slam dunk competition at the 2000 NBA All-Star Game|
|Signed a 1-year, $6.5 million contract with the Buffalo Bills|
|Drafted by the NFL's San Francisco 49ers|
|Produced and starred on VH1 reality series "The T.O. Show"|
|Played for the Eagles at Super Bowl XXXIX against the New England Patriots|
|Signed a one year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals reportedly worth $2 million, with another $2 million possible from bonuses|
|Made acting debut on MyNetworkTV comedy series "Under One Roof"|
|Signed a 3 year, $25 million deal, including a $5 million signing bonus, with a $5 million first year salary with the Dallas Cowboys|
|Began playing for the Philadelphia Eagles|
Terrell Owens was born in Alexander City, AL on December 7th, 1973. After his parents separated, he followed his mother to live with his grandmother, spending much of his early days forbidden to play the game that would one day make him famous. Despite being held off the field, he watched in earnest as his favorite player, Jerry Rice, scorched the NFL in the 1980s as a star receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. While Owens would eventually wear the uniform for those very same 49ers, his college years at the University of Tennessee came first, finding him not only playing football, but basketball and track as well. After a slow beginning as a college football player, he soon became a starter during his sophomore year. Owens eventually made his way to the Senior Bowl - an all-star game for college players - which drew the attention of NFL scouts, and ultimately paved the way for his entry into the NFL.
Owens played his first game in the 1996 season, starting off the year on the special teams unit. But when his idol and now teammate Jerry Rice tore his ACL at the start of the 1997 season, Owens quickly took over as wide receiver, leading the team to 13 wins and a spot in the playoffs. It appeared his time was finally at hand. However, Owens, who was by then already known for his aggressive personality, always managed to find himself mired in controversy. After a disastrous couple of years on the field, Owens attempted to void his contract with the 49ers after the 2003 season. However, after an attempted trade to the Baltimore Ravens, which was eventually voided by the NFL, Owens signed with the Philadelphia Eagles to a seven-year, $49 million contract.
It took little time for Owens' Philadelphia era to come under scrutiny. In December of that year, he fractured his leg during a game with the Dallas Cowboys, putting the Eagles' 2004 playoff run into doubt. When the Eagles won the NFC Championship, Owens announced that he would play in the Super Bowl despite his doctor's orders to sit the game out. The Eagles went on to lose Super Bowl XXXIX, with Owens receiving the brunt of criticism from the media, many of who questioned his decision to play. The controversy followed Owens into the 2005 season. After announcing he had fired his agent, Owens made an alleged remark that was interpreted as questioning his teammates drive and devotion during the 2004 Super Bowl. A team-wide firestorm was ignited, and after being denied permission to join the NBA's Sacramento Kings during the 2005 NBA Summer League, Owens appeared to be looking for either a new multi-year option from the Eagles, or a way out of Philadelphia.
The negotiations went nowhere, and after Owens continued to barrage Eagles ownership with public jabs. He was eventually suspended for four games and released from the team, choosing to sign with the Dallas Cowboys for the 2006 season. In September of that year, an early-season injury led to Owens overdosing on pain medication. However, he emerged from the incident unscathed. While some saw his erratic behavior troubling, others saw it as an extension of his intense competitive desire to win on the field. As a Dallas Cowboy, Owens managed to set numerous franchise records, while making continued Pro Bowl appearances. But when the Cowboys released him in 2009, Owens was surprised. He finished his NFL career with two year-long stints with the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, before a tear in his ACL permanently sidelined his NFL career in 2011. Owens played for a year in the Indoor Football League, and eventually announced his return to the NFL after signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. However, the team released him after 20 days.
|University of Tennessee|
|Accused of missing child-support payments from four women in May 2012.|
|Idolized future teammate Jerry Rice as a child.|
|Appeared as himself in a 2004 "Desperate Housewives" sketch on "Monday Night Football" which was criticized for its overt sexuality.|
|Allegedly spit on cornerback DeAngelo Hall during a 2006 game against the Atlanta Falcons.|
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