NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
James Owens 26 RB 1981-84 40 12
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
UCLA 5-11 200 5-Jul-55
How acquiredHow left
Trade - San Francisco - 1981 Camp cut 1985
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Profile
The only Buc to have won an Olympic gold medal as he was part of the 1976 American 4x100 relay team at the Montreal Games. Spent four seasons with Tampa Bay, his numbers diminishing every season from 1981 when he was part of the three-headed Buc backfield team with James Wilder and Jerry Eckwood. Missed all but four games of his final season in Tampa with a knee injury sustained on a kick return. In 1983, he set a Buccaneer record by scoring touchdowns in five consecutive games. Was originally drafted by the 49ers in 1979 in the 2nd round as a wide receiver and only switched to the backfield on being traded to the Bucs.

1981 1982 1983 1984
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 1 8 6 12 5 4 0

Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1981 91 406 4.5 35 3
1982 76 238 3.1 14 0
1983 96 266 2.8 15 5
1984 1 1 1.0 1 0
Total 264 911 3.5 35 8
Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1981 12 145 12.1 35 0
1982 8 42 5.3 12 1
1983 15 81 5.4 11 1
1984 2 13 6.5 8 1
Total 37 281 7.6 35 3
Kick Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1981 24 473 19.7 34 0
1982 3 52 17.3 27 0
1983 20 380 19.0 31 0
1984 8 168 21.0 36 0
Total 55 1,073 19.5 36 0