Terrell Owens

Wide Receiver

Terrell Owens

15 Seasons
6 Pro Bowls
1,078 Receptions
15,934 Receiving Yards
153 Receiving Touchdowns
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15

Seasons

6

Pro Bowls

1,078

Receptions

15,934

Receiving Yards

153

Receiving Touchdowns
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6'3'', 224... (Tennessee-Chattanooga) … 49ers’ third round pick, 1996 … Career totals: 1,078 catches, 15,934 yards, 153 TDs … Yardage total ranks second all-time, touchdown reception total is third … Caught 290 passes for 4,163 yards, 42 TDs in three-year span (2000-02) … All-Pro five times … All-NFC four times … Six Pro Bowls … Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of 2000s … Born December 7, 1973 in Alexander City, Alabama.

BIO

Terrell Owens San Francisco 49ers & Buffalo Bills & Cincinnati Bengals & Dallas Cowboys & Philadelphia Eagles

Terrell Owens was drafted out of little-known Tennessee-Chattanooga in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

A prolific receiver with great hands and a knack for making big plays, his career totals were 1,078 catches for 15,934 yards, 14.8 yards per catch and 153 TDs. The yardage total ranked second all-time and his touchdown reception total was third most in NFL history at the time of his retirement.

Owens made his mark playing next to Hall of Famer Jerry Rice for most of his eight seasons in San Francisco. He set a then-record for catches in a single game with 20 receptions against Chicago Bears on Dec. 17, 2000. He recorded a remarkable three-year span from 2000-02 during which he caught 290 passes for 4,163 yards and 42 TDs. He set his career-highs with 1,451 yards in 2000 and 100 catches in 2002.

Owens led the 49ers in receptions five times and remains second in the 49ers’ record book in receptions (592), yards (8,572), and TDs (81).

His career also included several productive stints as a free agent (Philadelphia Eagles – 2004-05; Dallas Cowboys – 2006-08; Buffalo Bills – 2009; Cincinnati Bengals – 2010). Owens was a key weapon in the Eagles’ drive to Super Bowl XXXIX and recorded 9 receptions for 122 yards in a narrow loss to the New England Patriots.

Owens recorded 60 or more catches in all but three of his 16 seasons. He eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark nine times over an 11-year span and had eight seasons with double-digit TD receptions.

Named All-Pro five times (2000-02, 2004, 2007) and an All-NFC choice four times, Owens was selected to six Pro Bowls. He was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of 2000s.

STATS

Terrell Owens's Stats

     

Receiving

Year

Team

G

No.

Yds

Avg

TD

1996

San Francisco

16

35

520

14.9

4

1997

San Francisco

16

60

936

15.6

8

1998

San Francisco

16

67

1,097

16.4

14

1999

San Francisco

14

60

754

12.6

4

2000

San Francisco

14

97

1,451

15.0

13

2001

San Francisco

16

93

1,412

15.2

16

2002

San Francisco

14

100

1,300

13.0

13

2003

San Francisco

15

80

1,102

13.8

9

2004

Philadelphia

14

77

1,200

15.6

14

2005

Philadelphia

7

47

763

16.2

6

2006

Dallas

16

85

1,180

13.9

13

2007

Dallas

15

81

1,355

16.7

15

2008

Dallas

16

69

1,052

15.2

10

2009

Buffalo

16

55

829

15.1

5

2010

Cincinnati

14

72

983

13.7

9

Career Total

219

1,078

15,934

14.8

153

 

Additional Statistics: Rushing: 10-28; Punt Returns: 20-189; Kickoff Returns: 1-3; Two-Point Conversions: 5



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Terrell Owens's Championship Games

Championship Games

1997 NFC – Green Bay Packers 23, San Francisco 49ers 10
Owens started at wide receiver. He had six receptions for 100 yards and recovered one fumble.

2004 NFC – Philadelphia Eagles 27, Atlanta Falcons 10
Owens was not active during this game.


Super Bowls

Super Bowl XXXIX – New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21
Owens started at wide receiver. He had nine receptions for 122 yards.



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Terrell Owens's Career Highlights

All-League Team

All-Pro: 2000 (AP) • 2001 (AP, PFWA, SN) • 2002 (AP, PFWA, SN) • 2004 (AP, PFWA, SN) •  2007 (AP, PFWA)  

All-NFC: 2000 (PW) • 2001 (PW) •  2002 (PW) •  2007 (US, PW) 

 

Pro Bowls

(6)2001, 2002, 2003, 2004*, 2005*, 2008

*Did not play

 

In the NFL Record Book

• [2nd] Most Receptions, Game – 20 (vs. Chicago Bears, Dec. 17, 2000)

• [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 15,934

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdown Receptions, Game – 4 (vs. Washington, Nov. 18, 2007)

• [Tied for 2nd] Longest Reception – 98 (from Ryan Fitzpatrick, vs. Jacksonville, Nov. 22, 2009)

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Seasons, 50 or More Pass Receptions – 13 (1997-2004, 2006-2010)

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdown Receptions, Career – 153

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Receiving – 9

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Games, 200 or More Yards Receiving – 3

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving – 5 (2004)

• [4th] Most Consecutive Games with a Pass Reception – 185

• [4th] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving, Career – 51

• [5th] Most Pass Receptions, Career – 1,078

Super Bowl Records

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Receptions, Game – 9 (vs. New England, Super Bowl XXXIX)

Postseason Records

• [1st] Most Two-Point Conversions, Game – 2 (vs. New York Giants, Jan. 5, 2003)

• [Tied for 1st] Most Two-Point Conversions, Career – 2

Pro Bowl Records

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdowns, Game – 2 (2008)

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Receptions, Game – 8 (2002, 2008)

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 2 (2008)

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns, Career – 4

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career – 4

 

Team Records

49ers records held by Owens

(Records through the 2003 season, Owens’ final season with San Francisco)

• [1st] Most Receptions, Game – 20 (vs. Chicago Bears, Dec. 17, 2000)

• [2nd] Most Touchdowns, Career – 83

• [2nd] Most Receptions, Career – 592

• [2nd] Most Consecutive Games with a Pass Reception – 115

• [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 8,572

• [2nd] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Receiving – 5

• [2nd] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving – 25

• [2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career – 81

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Games with a Touchdown Pass – 8 (1998)

• [3rd] Most Yards Receiving, Game – 283 (vs. Chicago, Dec. 17, 2000)

• [3rd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 16 (2001)

• [3rd] Most Yards from Scrimmage, Career – 8,723

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns, Season – 16 (2001)

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 3 (at Atlanta, Oct. 14, 2001)

Postseason Records

• [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Game – 177 (vs. New York Giants, Jan. 5, 2003)

• [2nd] Longest Pass Reception – 76t (from Jeff Garcia, vs. New York Giants, Jan. 5, 2003)

Eagles records held by Owens

(Records through the 2005 season, Owens’ final season with Philadelphia)

• [1st] Most Games 100 or More Yards, Season – 7 (2004)

• [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 14 (2004)

• [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games 100 or More Yards, Season – 5 (2004)

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdowns, Season – 14 (2004)

Postseason Records

• [Tied for 1st] Most Receptions, Game – 9 (vs. New England, Super Bowl XXXIX)

• [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Game – 122 (vs. New England, Super Bowl XXXIX)

Cowboys records held by Owens

(Records through the 2008 season, Owens’ final season with Dallas)

• [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 15 (2007)

• [Tied for 1st] Most Points Scored, Game – 24 (vs. Washington, Nov. 18, 2007)

• [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns, Game – 4 (vs. Washington, Nov. 18, 2007)

• [Tied for 1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 4 (vs. Washington, Nov. 18, 2007)

• [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games with Receiving Touchdown – 7 (2007)

• [2nd] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Receiving – 3 (2006-08)

• [2nd] Most Consecutive Games 100 or More Yards Receiving – 4 (2007)

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Games 100 or More Yards Receiving, Season – 6 (2007)

• [Tied for 3rd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 13 (2006)

Bengals records held by Owens

(Records through the 2010 season, Owens’ final season with Cincinnati)

• [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Game – 222 (at Cleveland, Oct. 3, 2010)

 

League/Team Statistical Titles

NFC Statistical Championships
Touchdown Title: 2006DAL  
    
Team Statistical Championships
Pass Reception Titles: 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006DAL, 2009BUF, 2010CIN
Scoring Titles: 2002

DAL Dallas    BUF Buffalo    CIN Cincinnati    All other honors earned with San Francisco

 

Awards and Honors

• NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s
 

Year-by-Year Team Records

1996       San Francisco 49ers............. 12-4-0    (2nd)

1997       San Francisco 49ers............. 13-3-0    (1st)

1998       San Francisco 49ers............. 12-4-0    (2nd)

1999       San Francisco 49ers............... 4-12-0    (4th)

2000       San Francisco 49ers............... 6-10-0    (4th)

2001       San Francisco 49ers............. 12-4-0    (2nd)

2002       San Francisco 49ers............. 10-6-0    (1st)

2003       San Francisco 49ers................. 7-9-0    (3rd)

2004       Philadelphia Eagles.............. 13-3-0    (1st)

2005       Philadelphia Eagles................. 6-10-0    (4th)

2006       Dallas Cowboys...................... 9-7-0    (2nd)

2007       Dallas Cowboys.................... 13-3-0    (1st)

2008       Dallas Cowboys........................ 9-7-0    (3rd)

2009       Buffalo Bills............................. 6-10-0    (4th)

2010       Cincinnati Bengals................... 4-12-0    (4th)


(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Terrell Owens's Career Capsule

Full Name: Terrell Eldorado Owens

Birthdate: December 7, 1973

Birthplace: Alexander City, Alabama

High School: Benjamin Russell (Alexander City, AL)

Pro Career: 16 seasons, 219 games

Drafted: 3rd round (89th player overall) in 1996 by San Francisco