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86   Rod Owens
Rod Owens

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL

High School:
Wolfson

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 183

Position:
WR


2009: One of only four offensive players to start all 13 games this season...98-yard touchdown pass from Christian Ponder against UNC resulted in the second longest pass play in the NCAA in 2009 and tied FSU record for longest TD pass...led the Seminoles with 61 receptions, good for 729 yards...posted a career high 199 yards on the road against UNC on nine receptions...three TDs were the second most for a receiver...posted career highs in his fi nal year at FSU in yards, receptions, starts, touchdowns, longest reception and longest TD reception.

2008: Coming off the best season of his FSU career in terms of games played, receptions, yards, longest catch, catches per game and average yards per game...played in all 13 games and made three starts...opened the season with one of the best games of his career when he hauled in four balls for 61 yards in the season opener versus Western Caroli na...caught the longest pass of his career when he pulled in a 30 yarder in the Boston College game...caught a pass in nine games and caught multiple passes in four games...finished the regular season with multiple catches in three of four games...ran for 10 yards in two carries in the game versus BC.

2007: Played in 11 games including the Music City Bowl at the wide receiver position...played in each of the Seminoles' games during the season except for the season opener at Clemson...caught six passes for 55 yards with a career high four catches coming against Florida in the final game of the regular season...his career-high four catches went for a single game career-high 45 yards against the Gators in the game played in Gainesville...he also caught two passes against Kentucky in the Music Bowl...recorded four tackles while playing as a member of the Seminoles' special teams...he earned a single game career-high three tackles (two unassisted) against Virginia Tech and had one unassisted stop in the Seminoles' victory over Duke.

2006: A redshirt season spent recovering from a torn ACL which he suffered prior to the Seminoles' 2005 Orange Bowl game against Penn State...was injured in practice during preparation for the bowl game and spent the next year in rehabilitation.

2005: Played in 11 of the Seminoles' 12 games as a true freshman wide receiver...only Greg Carr, who played in all 12 games as a true freshman, played in more games on the offensive side of the football among Florida State's first year players...caught nine passes for 113 yards and one touchdown to rank second among first-year receivers in each of those categories...his first career touchdown came on a fi ve-yard pass from Drew Weatherford against The Citadel and was the Seminoles' first passing touchdown of the season...had a season high three catches for 32 yards at NC State...missed the Orange Bowl against Penn State after tearing his ACL in practice sessions for the bowl game.

High School: Graduated from Wolfson High School in 2005...a three-star player and the 42nd ranked player in the state of Florida according to Rivals.com...earned All-State first team honors in class 3A during his senior season...caught 50 passes for more than 1,000 yards and caught 19 touchdown passes as a senior...caught 53 passes for 1,073 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...won a state track and field championship in the hurdles...won the 2005 FHSAA 3A state titles in the 110m (14.37) and 300m (38.30)...took second in both events as a senior, running a 14.55 in the 110m and a 38.36 in the 300...back-to-back regional championships in the 110 meters to go along with a title (2005) and a second-place showing at the 300m distance...two-time 110m district champion as well as a district championship in the 2005 300m race...selected Florida State over Maryland, South Carolina and Clemson... won titles in the triple jump, long jump, 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles in leading Wolfson to the state championship in 2005 in a meet held at Florida State's Mike Long Track.

Personal: Born Jan. 28, 1987...major is social science...nickname is "Old School" for his work ethic, wardrobe and dance skills.

RECEIVING

G Rec Yds TD Lg R/G A/R A/G
2005 6 9 113 1 26 1.5 12.6 18.8
2006 Redshirt Season
2007 11 6 55 0 18 0.5 9.2 5.0
2008 13 15 183 0 30 1.2 12.2 14.1
2009 13 61 729 3 98 4.7 12.0 56.1
Total 43 91 1080 4 98 2.1 11.9 25.1

Career-Highs:

Receptions 4, two times last vs. Western Carolina, 2008
Yards 61, vs. Western Carolina, 2008
Longest Catch 30, Boston College, 2008
TD 1, The Citadel, 2005
Longest TD 5, The Citadel, 2005
Carries 2, Boston College, 2008
Yards 10, Boston College, 2008
Longest Run 13, Boston College, 2008

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