Want to read all about Terrell Owens' past? The DFW S-T trots out a long article about Owens and growing up in Alexander City, AL. If you've read about his story before, then most of this will be familiar. But I did come across some items of interest, like the fact that Owens was a spelling bee champion! And this story about getting to finally start on the high school team.
Morgan ended his senior season in the secondary. Owens ended up following Hall to UTC after the Division I-AA school offered Owens a partial scholarship. (A Pell Grant covered the rest of his expenses.)
"One thing led to another for him after that," Morgan said. "It still amazes me to see him playing on Sunday. Nowadays, I have a hard time convincing people I started over him. I mean, I'm only 5-8, 180 pounds. I don't have near the build that Terrell has."
Owens didn't have his build -- he's now 6-foot-3 and 226 pounds -- then either. He was only 6 foot, 175. "Skinny" is how he refers to his body back then. Basketball was his preferred sport.
The RanchReport.com has a story on our newest NT, Samuel Taulealea (sub. req.). Here are a few highlights:
A barracuda, nearly four feet long, saw sunlight flash off the blade of the knife and tried to take it, removing a chunk of Taulealea's arm instead.
Doesn't everyone have a story like that? Ha!
So what is Sammy T's story? He grew up in Hawaii, played high school football and went to the University of Colorado on a scholarship. He washed after his third year because of grades and ended up finishing his college days playing for Concordia College in Montreal, Quebec. He thought he was done with football until he got an invitation to play for the Berlin Thunder in NFLE, and then signed with the Cowboys.
Here in Big D, he is reunited with his former teammate at Colorado, Andre Gurode.
Oh boy, the Tuna isn't going to like Sammy T and Gurode getting fat on his watch.