Jeff Owens
# 95
Defensive Tackle - DT
Height: 6-3  Weight: 300
Senior
Previous Affiliations
   Plantation
Previous Experience
  3L
Hometown
   Sunrise, Fla.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 01/12/2010
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Career Highs: 7 tackles vs. No. 4 LSU in 2009

2009: *Named defensive co-captain.
*Earned team’s David Jacobs Award as the player who by example portrays courage, spirit, character and determination.
*One of just 11 players in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision to be named to the 2009 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team
*Started all 13 games making 32 tackles, four for loss, with 13 quarterback pressures
*Registered a career-high seven tackles vs. No 4 LSU and posted a six-tackle game at No. 7 Ga. Tech
*Recorded four tackles at Tennessee
*Named to watch lists for Lott Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy
*Selected Preseason All-SEC Third Team by Phil Steele and SEC Coaches.
*Tabbed by Sporting News as “SEC’s Best Personality”
*Missed spring drills due to knee injury.
*Recipient of James W. and Elizabeth Plant Football Scholarship.

2008:
Appeared in one game making one start
*Registered one tackle before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the first quarter vs. Georgia Southern
*Selected to SEC Coaches’ Pre-season All-SEC Third Team
*Named to Outland Trophy, Lott Trophy and Bronko Nagurski Watch Lists

2007: Appeared in 13 games making 13 starts with 27 tackles
*Tied a career-high with five tackles vs. No. 18 Auburn
*SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (9/17) after performance vs. W. Carolina where he tallied a career-high five tackle including two for loss
*Named recipient of Coffee County Hustle Award at end of spring drills
*Listed as number one DT at conclusion of spring drills
*Recipient of the James W. and Elizabeth Plant Football Scholarship

2006: Started 11 games among team leaders in QB hurries with 19
*Season-high four tackles in shutout over UAB
*Forced a fumble versus S. Carolina, recovered a fumble vs. Colorado
*Team went 9-4 including a Chick-fil-A Bowl win
*Recipient of Rebecca and Leon Farmer, III, Scholarship
*Recorded one tackle and one sack in annual spring G-Day game

2005:  Played in all 13 games as true freshman recording three TFL and 2.5 sacks including one vs. No. 3 LSU in SEC Championship Game victory
*Named to Freshman All-America second team by Sporting News and first team Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches and Sporting News
*Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award
*Recipient of Rebecca and Leon Farmer, III Scholarship
*Part of 10-3 SEC Championship team

High School: Plantation, coached by Frank Helper...Rivals.com 12th-ranked DT in nation...SuperPrep All-America and All-Dixie Teams...Postseason Florida Top 100...Class 6A first-team All-State and 6A first-team All-County by the Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald...First-team All-Conference, Team MVP and team captain...Florida/California All-Star game and Miami/Broward All-Star game...Led the county in sacks with 14 plus had  74 tackles including 27 tackles-for-loss, forced eight fumbles and recorded two interceptions...As a junior was named first-team All-County and second-team All-State...Led the county in sacks as a junior with 12...Three-year starter and member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Defensive

Year

G/GS

Solo

Asst.

Total

Sacks

TFL

FF

FR

PBU

Int.

QBH

2005

13/0

11

6

17

2.5/22

3.0/24

0

1

0

0

16

2006

13/11

21

5

26

1.0/4

1.5/5

1

1

3

0

19

2007

12/12

20

6

26

0.0/0

4.0/8

1

0

0

0

21

2008

1/1

0

1

1

0.0/0

0.5/0

0

0

0

0

0

2009 13/13 14 18 32 1.5/12 4.0/16 0 0 0 0 13

Total

52/37

66

36

102

5.0/38

13.0/53

2

2

3

0

69