Who is Brig Owens? And what has happened to him?
There is speculation regarding the death of former NFL defensive back Brig Owens, who died on Tuesday. The Military Bowl Foundation confirms his death. He can’t perform a down as a freshman, but the Cowboys switched him to safety.
President and executive director of the Military Bowl Association Steve Beck stated that Brig “was such a great person.” He consistently showed his dedication to giving back to the community and had a strong belief in helping others. He played a significant role in the Military Bowl Foundation and took great delight in supporting the military.”
His hometown was Linden, Texas. He also holds the top two spots with 36 interceptions and 686 interception return yards in Washington club history.
Tribute paid to Brig Owens
“Our condolences go out to the Owens family for their loss,” Cincinnati Director of Athletics John Cunningham said. “Brig was a tremendous student-athlete at the University of Cincinnati, and also a great player for Washington, but what’s most impressive is the impact he had off the field and his commitment to helping young people. We were honored he stayed engaged with our university over the years. Brig’s life as a student-athlete, entrepreneur and community leader can serve as an inspiration for us all.”
Owens epitomised tenacity and endurance in the secondary throughout his career. and he will be sadly missed, despite never being selected to the Pro Bowl or receiving any notable awards during his playing career.