Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on wide receivers; this week, we’re looking at all of Maryland’s tight ends.
Garland Owens, TE (probably)
Weight: 225 lbs.
Year: Redshirt senior
Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
High School: Magruder
Owens played a postgrad season of basketball at Massanutten Military Academy with Damonte Dodd.
How he got to College Park
Owens played four years of basketball at Boston College, averaging 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds for his career. His senior season was unspectacular, as his scoring output dipped from 4.8 points per game to just 1.7, although he did pull down 2.4 rebounds per game.
In May, Owens announced his plans to transfer to Maryland and join the Terps’ football team. Initial reports suggested that he would play tight end, but he later told Glenn Clark Radio that DJ Durkin’s plan was to “move him around,” and that defensive back was also a possibility. Owens still isn’t listed on Maryland’s roster, so it’s possible he hasn’t quite enrolled in a graduate program at the school, but it’s expected that he will do so.
Well, he has four years of basketball highlights...
...but nothing for football.
Owens isn’t currently listed on the team’s official roster at all, and although he’s still expected to be given the green light soon, it’s still not clear if he’ll play offense or defense. We have less of a clue about Owens’ football abilities than anyone else on this team.
We know that he’s 6’4 with a crazy vertical. That’s pretty much it at this point, but as long as there’s no drama with eligibility and no problems with injury, there’s no reason to think he won’t make an impact in some form.
Owens becomes an ace in the red zone, using his size and hops to leap over defensive back after defensive back for touchdowns. He’s used in all three phases, and plays like he’s been doing this for his whole college career.
This player led Maryland’s tight ends in receiving yards each of the last two years.
say_al and Murderlandboy are our two best commenters at naming tight ends this week.