Damion Owens
Damion  Owens

San Leandro, Calif.

High School:
San Leandro

Fresno State: A great athlete who was a full-season starter as a sophomore and played as one of the WAC's better cornerbacks by the end of that season ... settled into reserve role for much of his junior season, playing in nickel and dime packages ... been a standout on special teams ... with 38 games under his belt, brings experience to the cornerback position. (2008) Played in all 13 games and was 11th on the team in tackles and made his first start of the season against No. 8 Boise State in the season finale ... made his first career interception and returned it 68 yards for a touchdown on the fourth play of the game ... had 35 tackles and a team-high seven pass deflections for the season ... in all, he disrupted 13 pass plays, second on the team ... forced one fumble ... had a season-high six tackles against Idaho ... appeared on several special teams units. (2007) Finished ninth on the team with 42 tackles after starting all 13 games ... had one tackle for loss and one interception (vs. San Jose State), which he returned 17 yards ... had a career-high of eight tackles against Kansas State ... had four pass deflections on the season ... had six tackles against No. 23 Texas A&M. (2006) Had seven tackles in 12 games of action as a special teams player and in nickel and dime packages ... had one pass deflection.

High School: An all-around team contributor ... on offense, made seven receptions for 94 yards and one touchdown in 2005 ... on defense, made 31 total tackles and one quarterback sack ... intercepted six passes and recovered one fumble ... part of his high school squad that went 12-1 in 2005 while winning their league and making it to the North Coast Section Division 4A championship game ... First-Team All-Hayward Area selection ... named to the All-East Bay team ... a member of the San Francisco Chronicle's All-Metro team ... joined high school teammates Nico Herron and Jamel Hamler in signing with the Bulldogs ... coached by Brad Bowers.

Personal: Born May 22, 1988 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... parents are Valencia and Rod Owens ... has two sisters, April and Ashley ... enjoys eating and hanging out with close friends ... favorite athletes are Allen Iverson and Champ Bailey ... lists his biggest athletic thrill as getting an interception and running it back for a touchdown, then throwing the ball into the crowd ... admires his parents for always keeping him going.

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