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2018 Inductee

Career Highlights

Named All-Pro five times (2000-02, 2004, 2007).

Named an All-NFC choice four times (2000-02, 2007).

Six-time Pro Bowl selection spanning from 2001 to 2008.

Named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of 2000s.

Terrell Owens is one of the greatest receivers to ever play the game in his 16 seasons with the league. He is credited for being one of the most exciting and electrifying players throughout his long career with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. Owens totaled 1,078 catches for 15,934 yards, finishing his career ranking eighth all-time with 1,078 receptions and fifth with 153 total touchdowns. As a receiver with great hands and a knack for making big plays, his yardage total of 15,934 ranked second all-time and his touchdown reception total was the third-most in NFL history at the time of his retirement.  

Owens was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 1996 draft. He set a record for catches in a single game with 20 receptions against the Chicago Bears on December 17, 2000. In 2000, he set a career high with 1,451 yards and 100 catches in 2002. Additionally, Owens led the 49ers in receptions five times and remains second in the 49ers record book with 592 receptions, 8,572 yards and 81 touchdowns.  

His career continued as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2004-2005. He also played as a free agent for the Dallas Cowboys from 2006-2008, where he led the league with 13 regular season touchdowns despite a serious tendon injury to his finger in his first season with the team. In 2007, Owens set a record with 15 touchdown receptions and helped lead the team to the NFC East divisional title for the first time since 1988. He played for the Buffalo Bills in 2009, where he became one of the only six players in league history to record 1,000 career catches. Owens caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns for the Bills and set a team record for the longest touchdown reception when he caught a 98 yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick while playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Owens finished his playing career with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.