Terique Owens looking for NFL opportunity to follow dad’s footsteps

Apr 11, 2024 at 9:20 AM

SANTA CLARA — Imagine the questions Terique Owens faced as he entered high school and showed no desire to play football. The son of Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens opted to focus on another sport, instead. "I always wanted to play basketball," Terique Owens said. "I wasn't a big fan of football. My mom tried to get me to play football, but I didn't care to play. I didn't like contact." Finally, as a sophomore at Bishop O'Dowd High in Oakland, Owens decided to give football a try. Although he did not get a lot of playing time in high school, he found that he liked his new sport. On Wednesday, Terique, who played wide receiver at Missouri State, took part in the 49ers' local pro day at Levi's Stadium. His dad watched from the sideline. "He's a late bloomer," Terrell said of his son. "Obviously, he has the physical attributes for a receiver. For him, it's all about reps; it's all about experience. I think once he gets on a roster, that's where he'll be able to improve and enhance his skillset. He just needs to get his foot in the door. After that, it's up to him." Terique is not expected to get drafted later this month, but he is hoping for an opportunity to...
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