|Place of birth Honolulu, Hawaii|
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Spouse Rena Owen
Height 1.55 m
|CFL status International|
Role American football player
Name Chad Owens
|Date of birth (1982-04-03) April 3, 1982 (age 33)|
Current team Toronto Argonauts (#2 / Kickoff returner)
Children Sierra Lynn, Areana, Chad Jr.
Parents Charmaine Voss, James Voss
Similar People Ricky Ray, Timmy Chang, Nick Rolovich, Colt Brennan, Milt Stegall
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Chad Owens (born April 3, 1982) is a professional Canadian football wide receiver and kick returner for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hawaii and spent six seasons playing for the Toronto Argonauts.
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- Early years
- College career
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Colorado Crush
- Montreal Alouettes
- Toronto Argonauts
- Hamilton Tiger Cats
- Saskatchewan Roughriders
- MMA career
- Personal life
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Chad Owens attended Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and he was a three-sport letter-winner and star in football, basketball, and track. In football, as a senior, he was an All-OIA white division selection, and an All-State honorable mention. As a sophomore, he garnered first-team All-OIA Red Division honors, and All-State honorable-mention accolades. He was also a basketball star and as a senior, he led his team to the OIA state basketball championship. He is married to Rena Owens, with whom he has three children: Chad Jr., Areana, and Sierra-Lynn.
Owens became a bigger star after joining the University of Hawaii football team as a wide receiver, punt returner and kick returner. He became the featured receiver in June Jones's Run & Shoot offense, and became the number one receiver for quarterback Timmy Chang. Owens was instrumental on the Warriors teams that won both the Hawaii Bowl in 2003 and 2004 by beating the University of Houston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Owens was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars after his NFL debut against the Indianapolis Colts where he muffed three punts. He was re-signed to the Jaguars' practice squad a few days later.
Playing with the Jaguars in his first pre-season game of the 2006 season, Owens caught a 62-yard pass and scored his first NFL touchdown.
Owens was signed to the Jaguars' practice squad November 8, 2007, and moved to the active roster December 28, 2007. He played in the regular-season finale at Houston, but misplayed a punt in the 42–28 loss. Owens was again waived by the Jaguars as of January 11, 2008.
Owens signed with agent Richard "Bruno" Burnoski and signed a contract with the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League. Owens got off to a fast start with the Crush, generating over 1600 combined yards (receiving and returns) but tore his ACL, ending his season after nine games.
On July 14, 2009, Owens signed a practice roster agreement with the Montreal Alouettes. He was released on October 1. He was re-signed to the practice roster on October 8 and was considered a part of the 2009 Grey Cup Championship team for participating in a game during the regular season.
On June 24, 2010, the Toronto Argonauts acquired Owens from the Alouettes in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2011 CFL Draft.
On November 25, 2010, Owens was named the most outstanding special teams player in the Canadian Football League for the 2010 season. Owens was a unanimous selection after leading the CFL in punt, kickoff, missed field goal returns and all-purpose yards and finishing tied for the league lead in return touchdowns (four). He became just the fifth player in league history to have over 1,000 punt and kick return yards in a season.
On November 1, 2012, in the final regular-season game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Owens set the all-time record for all-purpose yards in a single season, surpassing Pinball Clemons' 1997 total of 3,840 yards. Owens did so with a 29-yard kickoff return halfway through the 2nd quarter. He finished the season with 3863 all-purpose yards, setting not only a CFL record, but also a professional football record as well. In his third full season in Toronto, Owens became the first player in professional football to record at least 3,000 combined yards in back-to-back seasons.
On November 22, 2012, Owens won the CFL Most Outstanding Player Award finishing ahead of Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish in voting conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada as well as the eight CFL head coaches. On November 25, 2012, Owens and the Argonauts finished the 2012 season with the 100th Grey Cup Championship. Owens was rated the best player in the league on the TSN Top 50 players of 2012.
On June 8, 2013, the Argos and Owens agreed to a two-year contract extension. The deal was rumoured to make Owens the highest-paid non-quarterback in the CFL.
On February 11, 2016, Owens agreed to a one-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. On October 4, 2016, it was announced that Owens would miss the remainder of the 2016 CFL season due to a broken foot he sustained in a game against the Montreal Alouettes.
On February 15, 2017, Owens agreed to a two-year deal with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. On June 21, 2017, it was announced that Owens was placed on the six-game injured list due to an apparent foot injury.
In the off-season following the 2012 CFL season, Owens decided to pursue MMA as a form of off-season training. Argos GM Jim Barker openly expressed his displeasure with Owens's fighting in MMA, and was quoted as saying, "I think he's making a bad decision, our organization thinks he's making a bad decision". On April 6, 2013, Owens defeated Junya Tevaga by unanimous decision in an amateur bout. The organization that oversaw the fight was Destiny MMA.
In January 2015, Owens and his family moved from Hawaii to Canada full-time; he now resides in Mississauga, Ontario.