Heisman Highlight: Steve Owens

Heisman Highlight


Name: Steve Owens
Position: Running Back
College: Oklahoma Sooner
Class: Senior
Winning Year: 1969 – 35th Award
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Interesting Notes: Owens enjoyed a long and successful career at Oklahoma…was a two-time All-American, three-time All-Big Eight, and two-time Big Eight Player of the Year selection…was drafted by the Detroit Lions and became the first Lion to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season and was an All-Pro selection twice…retired from football after just six seasons due to a serious knee injury…is currently very active in the insurance industry and contributes to many philanthropic causes.

1972 Topps #25

Featured Card: 1972 Topps #25. Despite being amongst the league rushing leaders early on, Steve Owens’ career never really took off, due in large part to it being cut short by a knee injury. It seems his rookie card prices reflect this disappointment as well. All current listings for this card on eBay carry a less than $5 price tag. Even the few autographed copies are going for less than $20. Interestingly enough, his In Action subset card from the same base set is doing much better, maxing out with an $18 listing. At those prices, this would be a great card to add to or especially jumpstart a Heisman winners collection.

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One Response to Heisman Highlight: Steve Owens

  1. jeremy says:

    Steve Owens!! Whoo hooo! Great player and a nice guy too. I met him once and he was a gracious person. Pretty sad he went to the Lions though. Thanks for the write up. It’s always cool to see a former OU guy being talked about.

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