NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Morris Owens 85 WR 1976-79 50 48
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Arizona State 6-0 200 14-Feb-53
How acquiredHow left
Waivers - 1976 - Miami Released after the 1979 season
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Profile
In the early years of the Buccaneer franchise, Morris Owens was the receiving threat that the team had. He caught the first TD pass in team history from Louis Carter, and led the team in TD receptions each of the first three years. Claimed on waivers from Miami two games into the 1976 season and scored three times against them in their regular season meeting that year. Was the career scoring leader and receiver in franchise history when his four years with the Bucs ended after 1979. Never caught a pass in four games across two seasons for the Dolphins having been their 5th round draft pick in 1975. Never played in the NFL again after leaving Tampa Bay.

1976 1977 1978 1979
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
12 11 14 14 16 11 16 12

Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 30 390 13.0 27 6
1977 34 655 19.3 67 3
1978 32 640 20.0 66 5
1979 20 377 18.9 64 0
Total 116 2,062 17.8 67 14
Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 2 2 1.0 18 0
1977 2 -2 -1.0 5 0
Total 4 0 0.0 18 0