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

All-American: Steve Owens

Rufus Alexander

Steve Owens, TB - 1968, 1969
In 1969, Steve Owens became the second player in OUhistory to win the Heisman Trophy.

The two-time consensus All-American scored more touchdowns during his career than any other Sooner (57). He also holds records for most touchdowns in a season (23) and most points scored in a season (138), accomplishing both during the 1969 season.

He also broke several national records during his career: most rushing yards (4,041), most net yards rushing in one season (1,649 in 1968), most net yards rushing in two seasons (3,172) and the three-year record for touchdowns (57). After his incredible career, Owens was also awarded the Walter Camp Trophy and was honored by the Helms and Citizens Savings Athletic Foundation.

He was the 19th player taken in the 1970 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1991. Owens served as OU's Director of Athletics from 1996-98.

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