Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

All-American: Tinker Owens

Rufus Alexander

Tinker Owens, SE - 1974, 1975
Tinker Owens came into the OU program playing in the shadow of his Heisman Trophy-winning brother, Steve Owens. After his 132-yard, MVP performance in the Sugar Bowl at the end of his freshman year, people started asking, "Steve who?"

Due to his 5-11, 168-lb. size, many opponents underestimated the two-time All-American's ability. Time and time again, he made them pay for it. He caught 62 passes during his career for 1,424 yards, placing him fourth on the all-time reception yardage list.

He was drafted in the fourth round by the New Orleans Saints in 1976.

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