August 22, 2011

Getting to know: Brandon Owens

GREELEY, Colo. – Sunday was a day of rest for the Northern Colorado football team and Monday will be as well as Coach Earnest Collins Jr lets the team concentrate on the first day of school. The Bears return to the practice fields on Tuesday at 3 pm.

To celebrate the quickly approaching 2011 season, will be highlighting a different senior on the roster. Each senior will be asked a series of questions and then those same questions will be asked to a roommate or friend on the team, as well as another player of the same position to test how well they know each other.

The final senior to be “plagued” by questions was senior defensive back Brandon Owens. Roommate and fellow senior Dylan Orms and fellow defensive back Marcel Gibbons were also polled.

Owens started the last four games of the 2010 season at cornerback and is the top returning tackler for the Bears after notching 47. He also led the team with six pass break-ups and was one of six players to have 10 or more tackles in a game, totaling 11 at Montana State. The transfer from Colorado State originally hails from Bakersfield, Calif., and will graduate with a degree in sociology.

Marcel Gibbons

Brandon Owens

Dylan Orms


My nickname is: B.O. for my initials

B.O., Smooth Criminal

Teen Mom

I can’t believe I watch: The Bachelor/Bachelorette


A monster

The animal I resemble is: a lion, because I walk as a king on this earth through Jesus Christ

A cheetah, because he’s fast and furious

Brandon Owens

My sports hero is: Muhammad Ali

Deion Sanders

Miley Cyrus

I can’t stop listening to: Tha Dogg Pound

Wiz Khalifa


If I could go anywhere, it would be: Miami


Go to the league

I’m dying to: start fall semester

Get an interception for a TD


The most overrated NFL player is: I’m not knocking anyone who’s where I want to be

Tim Tebow


In 10 years I see myself: as a family man and in the NFL

Doing big things


Favorite off day thing to do: is be lazy and watch t.v.

Hang out at the house


My favorite food is: Mexican food

Grilled chicken

His family and the girls

I’ve been away for a while, but I still miss this most about home: palm trees

His mom

Confident, himself

Two words teammates use to describe me are: playful, competitor

Silent assassin

Friday Night Lights

My favorite sports movie is: He Got Game

Any Given Sunday

Men’s basketball

My favorite Bears team other than football is: Volleyball

Women’s basketball

In the final set of questions for the year, Orms matched three to edge out Gibbons, who had two correct answers. The Bears begin the season on Sept. 3 when they host Lindenwood at 1:35 pm.