Ex-NFL receiver Terrell Owens debuts as semi-professional bowler

Saturday May 4th, 2013

(Johnny Nunez/Getty Images) Terrell Owens rolled a 475 in three games at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championship this week. (Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)

Spurned by the NFL, 39-year-old Terrell Owens has turned pro in a new sport: bowling.

Owens, the league's second-leading receiver all time by yards, made his semi-professional bowling debut this week, rolling games of 185, 129 and 161 for a 475 series at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championship, according to NFL.com.

Owens also owns the Dallas Strikers, one of eight teams in the new Professional Bowlers Association League.

His last NFL stint came before the 2012 season, when he was released by the Seahawks. He has not appeared in an NFL game since 2010.

From NFL.com's Chris Wesseling:

He recently decided to take his game up a notch, working with several coaches and PBA bowlers.

"I have a lot of stuff going on right now, but there happened to be a break in my schedule," Owens told Bowl.com. "I wanted to experience this tournament, and the experience was good. I'm really into bowling, and I like it a lot."

Owens worked out with Tom Brady at USC last month. A couple weeks later, he made it clear that he's keeping himself in shape "just for any opportunity that may come about."

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