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  Voncarie Owens

Voncarie  Owens

Player Profile


Taylorsville, Miss.

High School:

Last College:
Jones County JC

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 189



2006: Played in 13 games on special teams and as a reserve running back ... Was the team's third-leading rusher with 161 yards on 43 carries ... Ran for two touchdowns ... Also caught three passes for 15 yards ... Ran back four kickoffs for 62 yards, including a season-long 28-yard return in the MAC title game ... Had a season-high 12 carries for 44 yards and a touchdown against Buffalo ... Made his only carry at Kent State count, going around the left end for a 17-yard touchdown run that gave Ohio the lead for good.

2005: Played in eight games as the backup to Kalvin McRae ... Finished third on the Bobcat rushing chart with 228 yards on 44 carries, including two touchdowns ... Missed three games due to injury ... Finished second on the team with 5.2 yards per carry ... Also caught two passes for 32 yards on the season ... Returned four kickoffs for 69 yards ... Ended the season fourth on the Bobcats all-purpose yardage list with 329 total yards ... Had a career day against Kent State with 139 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns ... The second touchdown was a 75-yard sprint down the left sideline that proved to be the game winner ... His run was the seventh-longest touchdown run in school history and second longest of the year.

AT JONES COUNTY: Transfer from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. ... Was a preseason All-America selection and earned all-state and all-region honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Led Collins High School to back-to-back state titles in 2002 and 2003 ... Received all-state and all-region honors ... Also lettered in track and baseball.

PERSONAL: A specialized studies major ... Son of Dwight Owens and Lesa Barnes.