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Brig Owens quarterbacked the 1961 Hornet football team at Fullerton Junior College, in which the team earned a bid to the 1961 Orange Bowl Show, their first ever bowl game. During the 1962 campaign Owens was tabbed All-American for his efforts and received a scholarship to play for the University of Cincinnati. Upon completion of his collegiate career, Brig played 13 years in the NFL.
Brig Owens is a former 13 year veteran of the National Football League and seven year player representative and defensive captain for the Washington Redskins. After being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1965, Mr. Owens was traded to the Redskins in 1966 to begin his 12 year career as a Redskin defensive back. Brig holds the number two spot for most passes intercepted (36), holds career records for most yards on interception returns (686), and most interceptions returned for touchdowns. In addition he was selected as one of the 70 Greatest Players in the Washington Redskin history.
Mr. Owens was one of six to receive the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award (January 1990). The honorees of this prestigious award are selected because of their commitment to their community and their country over the past twenty five years.
Brig Owens, who is a published author, graduated from the University of Cincinnati, (where he was an All American football player), attended Antioch School of Law, and received his Doctorate of Juris Prudence from Potomac Law School.