Wide receiver Terrell Owens should be a proud veteran now that his the Eagles have won the Super Bowl. Let find out about his recent adventures and his overall net worth.
Terrell Owens Over the Years
It would seem that Alabama native, wide receiver, Terrell Owens attended his Alma Mater the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to set records. Owens, a natural born athlete was born on December 7, 1973 and lived with his mother until graduating high school to play football in college. When he was in high school, Terrell Owens played football, baseball, track, and basketball. Even though his football career did not start until his junior year in high school, Terrell Owens would go to become one of the best players in his high school wearing the number 80 in honor of his NFL hero Jerry Rice. The dream of being a pro football player is something that Terrell Owens had held since his younger years when he would watch his favorite football player Jerry Rice play in the NFL. Similar to his NFL hero, Terrell Owens dreamed of a life of playing football and setting NFL records. That dream would be realized when he began his career playing for the San Francisco 49ers in 1996. Terrell Owens would later build a career in television and films starring in hit movies like “About Last Night” and being a featured star on “Dancing with the Stars”.
NFL Hero: Story Wide Receiver Terrell Owens
During his college career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, wide receiver, Terrell Owens set many records and gained recognition for his talents as a football player from NFL team the San Francisco 49ers. It would seem that hid professional career might have never started if not for a stroke of luck. He was playing for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga when the football team was experiencing a losing year gaining little to no recognition from scouts. He did go on however end up being 89 in the draft list the the year he was drafted into the NFL. This minor setback did not deter Terrell Owens or his lifelong dreams of playing professional football. In his first game against the New Orleans Saints in 1996, Owens would set records with just two catches, setting his overall net worth to new heights in the world of football. And just as he dreamed, Terrell Owens finally got to meet his NFL hero Jerry Rice. He gained the position of replacing Rice after he tore his ACL in 1997 to become the new wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. Owens would go on to play for the San Francisco 49ers until 2004. It was in 2004, when he won his wish to be traded to a new team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Terrell Owens signed a seven year contract with a $10M signing bonus and overall $49M earnings contract increasing his net worth even more. While playing in the NFL, Terrell Owens would be a part of numerous Pro Bowl selections.
Terrell Owens: Many Teams Many Homes
During his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Owens set new NFL records when his team was able to play in Super Bowl XXXIX against the New England Patriots. Even though he was recovering from an injury and advised to not play by doctors, Owens defied all odds and played in the Super Bowl game. Unfortunately, the Eagles lost to the Patriots 24-to-21, and the two teams entered into a 14 year war that would be resolved in February of 2018 when the Philadelphia Eagles won at the Super Bowl LII. Terrell Owens ended his relationship negatively with the Philadelphia Eagles, but his career continued with the Dallas Cowboys. Terrell Owens would go on to play for the Dallas Cowboys under a three year $25M contract with a guaranteed $5M first year earnings and $5M signing bonus. Unfortunately for Terrell Owens, the cash did not come without damages to his body and health. During his 2006 season with the Cowboys, Owens broke his finger. After having plates drilled into the broken finger he returned to play in the following game. Even after his injury seemed to lower his playing abilities, Owens went on to set new NFL records post surgery while playing for the Cowboys. He played for the Cowboys until March 2009 when he was released from the team. He tried to find a home with several other teams but no relationship seemed to last. In 2012 it seemed as though his dream may have turned into a nightmare when he was signed to the Seattle Seahawks for a total of 20 days. Terrell Owens has not played in the NFL since his last signing with the Seahawks and it appears as though his career may have come to an end.
Terrell Owens Stats: Pro Bowl Selection
During his football career, wide receiver Terrell Owens played in the Pro Bowl six times. Terrell Owens was a part of the 2000 Pro Bowl selection, and each following year until 2004. Terrell Owens would later be a part of the 2007 Pro Bowl selection in 2007.
Terrell Owens at the Cartoon Network Awards in Santa Monica
Back in 2011, Terrell Owens had the honor of being a part of the first ever Cartoon Networks Sports Award show held in Santa Monica, California. The award show involved many celebrities including Venus Williams, hit singer Monica, and Lisa Leslie, just to name a few. This was the networks first award show held in Santa Monica honoring the many talented athletes in different leagues of sports.
Life Beyond the NFL
Following his career as a pro football player, Terrell Owens remained in the spotlight during the premiere of his reality television show The ‘T.O Show.’ During the show, Owens revealed many deep dark secrets about himself that most fans were not aware of. This made Owens the new athlete turned actor to join the reality television realm. The televison show, ‘The T.O Show’ ran for three seasons. In 2014, Terrell Owens continued his career as an actor in hit film ‘About Last Night’ where he played himself. ‘About Last Night’ was a hit comedy starring Kevin Hart. Many other celebrities and actors appeared in the movie ‘About Last Night as themselves or as key characters in the show. Most recently, Terrell Owens was a part of the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast where he was eliminated on November 7, 2017. Terrell Owens danced alongside Cheryl Burke on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and earned recognition for his dancing abilities. Even though prior to his departure, Terrell Owens scored in the bottom of the list, his dancing partner did not believe he deserved to be placed at the bottom on ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
Terrell Owens: Personal Life and Net Worth
Over the years Owens has shared his life which is certainlynot shy of controversy to say the least. From his dismantled marriage to Rachel Snider to the many children (and mother of children) that he has had, Terrell Owens has shown that no matter the dream, clarity is most necessary for a healthy successful life. Over his 15-year career, it is reported that Terrell Owens has earned over $75 million dollars despite the media reporting a much smaller net worth of $0. for Terrell Owens It is believed he holds a net worth of $100 thousand but his fortunes dwindled due to poor investment decisions and business ventures.
NFL Hall of Fame Football Player Terrell Owens Tells Critics to Kick Rocks
In February 2018, Terrell Owens was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame after many years of being snubbed. He received many congratulatory wishes from fans and public figures alike but none gained more attention then the one from Jason Whitlock whose Twitter feed received a response from Owens with two simple words “Kick Rocks”. The Twitter “Kick Rocks” response has since been deleted Owens, however the response received attention from social media for the one day that it remained on Owens’ Twitter page. Owens more then deserves his Hall of Fame title and says he felt it to was disrespectful for Jason Whitlock to coin the phrase “Kick Rocks”.
So What’s Next for Terrell Owens?
Terrell Owens set out to achieve his life’s goals and later went on to complete them. He became an NFL record holder like hi hero Jerry Rice and later earned the title of NFL Hall of Fame football player. Through his hard life and all his difficulties, Owens has shown a strong determination to win and win big. His current business ventures are proving to be successful and over the years, Terrell Owens has become a better father to his children. With his football career in its retirement phase, Terrell Owens could use the time he now has to become a coach to children who now hold the dreams he once had and use his life to guide them into new directions.