Terrell Owens Through the Years
With Terrell Owens back in the news again, this time for a possible suicide attempt, here's a look back at his up-and-down career.
A third-round pick out of Chattanooga, Owens made 10 starts for the 49ers as a rookie, catching 35 balls for 520 yards and four touchdowns.
When Jerry Rice went down with an ACL injury, Owens became the No. 1 receiver, totaling 60 receptions for 936 yards and eight touchdowns.
Owens' dramatic touchdown catch against the Packers in the NFC wild-card game gave the 49ers a 30-27 victory.
On Sept. 24, Owens celebrated a touchdown by running to midfield of Texas Stadium and posing on the Cowboys' star.
During an Oct. 14 Monday-night game in Seattle, Owens pulled a Sharpie out of his sock after scoring a touchdown, signed the ball and handed it to a friend in the crowd.
On Dec. 15, Owens celebrated a touchdown against the Packers by taking a pair of pom-poms from a 49ers cheerleader.
Owens joined the Eagles in '04 and caught 77 passes for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns in 14 games, helping them go 13-3.
On Nov. 15, before a Monday-night contest, Owens appeared in a controversial skit with "Desperate Housewives" Nicolette Sheridan that later created a national media firestorm. Here are Owens and Sheridan at the ESPYs.
Owens recovered from a broken leg to play for the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. T.O. had nine catches for 122 yards, but the Eagles lost to the Patriots 24-21.
Owens was displeased with his contract entering the '05 season, and his relationship with the Eagles deteriorated. On Nov. 4 coach Andy Reid suspended Owens for conduct detrimental to the team. On Nov. 8, Owens and his agent Drew Rosenhaus held an impromptu press conference to discuss the situation.
On March 18, Owens signed a three-year deal worth $25 million with the Cowboys. Owens caught nine passes for 99 yards in his first two games but broke his finger in a win over the Redskins.