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39. Brig Owens

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Cincinnati’s Brig Owens in 1965, but he never made it past the Taxi Squad.  He was packaged in a five-player deal to the team that would become their fierce rivals, the Washington Redskins after that year, and it was in D.C. where the Safety played his entire pro career.

In his first season as a Redskin, Owens won the Left Safety job, playing there for our years before bouncing between Strong and Free Safety.  Owens helped them with the 1972 NFC Championship, and in his first nine seasons, he accumulated 35 Interceptions.  Owens was a backup in his last three years, only adding one more pick to his total.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Safety
  • Acquired: Traded from the Dallas Cowboys with Jake Kupp and Mitch Johnson for Jim Steffen and a 1967 5th Round Pick (which would be Willie Parker) 8/30/66.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1977 Season.
  • Games Played: 158
  • Notable Statistics:

    123 Games Started
    36 Interceptions
    686 Interception Return Yards
    3 Interception Return Touchdowns
    10 Fumble Recoveries
    143 Fumble Recovery Yards
    2 Fumble Recovery Touchdowns
    1.0 Quarterback Sack*
    71 Approximate Value

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.

  • Played For: Washington Redskins
  • Other Points of Note: None.
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