Terrell Eldorado Owens (born December 7, 1973 in Alexander City, Alabama) is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. A six-time NFL All-Star, six-time Pro Bowl selection, and holder of the league single-game reception record, Owens has been one of the dominant receivers of his era.
As good as he has been, Owens has been equally controversial, creating firestorms with each team he has played for as a professional. Originally selected in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers following a college football and basketball career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Owens signed a large free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004. Two years later, he was released and signed to another large pact by the Dallas Cowboys, only to be given his unconditional release on March 4, 2009.
Popularly known by his initials, T.O., Owens is both renowned and reviled for his flamboyant touchdown celebrations, earning him many fines and his teams frequent penalties for his end zone theatrics.