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Cincinnati – University of Cincinnati football star and 1965 graduate Bregman “Brig Owens” passed away Tuesday.

Owens starred in the quarterback and captained the Bearcats in 1963 and 1964, leading the University of California to the back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference Championship before a 13-year career in the NFL where he started 123 games safe for Washington.

Owens was inducted into the James B. Kelly Athletics Hall of Fame at the University of California in 1979 and is a member of the Leaders’ Ring of Honor.

He attended law school and served as an executive director and associate counsel for the NFLPA from 1979 to 1984.

“Our condolences go out to the Owens family on their loss,” Cincinnati Athletics Director John Cunningham He said. “Brig was a formidable student-athlete at the University of Cincinnati and was also a fantastic player for Washington, but what is even more impressive is the impact he has made off the field and his commitment to helping young people. We have been honored that he has remained involved with our team over the years. Brig’s life as a student-athlete, entrepreneur and community leader She can be an inspiration to all of us.”

Having started at Fullerton College (California), where he was a JUCO All-American, Owens worked as a quarterback, quarterback, contractor and kicker for the Bearkats. He led the team in the rush (556 yards) and touchdown (six) in 1963 and led UCSD to the 16-5 mark during the 1963 and 1964 seasons. He passed 1,764 yards and 13 touchdowns during his two-year career.

In the seventh round for the Dallas Cowboys in 1965, he was traded to Washington the following year and thrived as a defensive back. He ranks second all-time in Washington history with 36 interceptions and 686 yards the most in team history. He got intercepted in Super Bowl VII and was named one of the 80 Greatest Players in Washington History in 2002.

After his playing career and time leading the NFLPA, Owens founded Bennett & Owens, a sports management and commercial real estate company. He also remained committed to helping youth, leading drug prevention and youth development programs in Washington, DC high schools. He served on many boards, including Big Brother of America and the Vince Lombardi Foundation.Owens received an honorary doctorate from the University of California in 2008.

About Cincinnati Athletics
The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics competes for the highest level of intercollegiate athletics with a vision to reach The next level of success For all 18 university teams and over 500 student athletes. The Bearcats have a proud sporting history, winning eight national championships and 117 conference titles. The Cincinnati men’s basketball team is among the 15 most winning programs of all-time, while the football team became the first U.S. Athletic Conference program to compete in the College Football Playoffs in 2021. And Major League Baseball legend Sandy Kovacs is among the many superstars who Compete as Bearcats.

UCLA student-athletes collectively scored an overall GPA of 3,369 in the spring of 2021 with 77 percent earning points on the Honor Roll, while five student-athletes received CoSIDA Academic All-America Awards.

Under the leadership of the athletics director John Cunninghamand supported by over 150 full-time employeesAnd the The mission of the University of California Athletics is Connection our society, to improve our university and Effect The lives of student athletes as they prepare to change the world on and off the field.

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