Jim Owens photo gallery

Here is a photo gallery of Saturday's Jim Owens statue presentation at Husky Stadium. The statue will be permenently located between the Husky statue outside of Hec Ed and the Northwest gate to Husky Stadium. The photos were taken by Kim Grinolds.

Owens served two-and-a-half years with the Naval Air Corps during World War II. Following his service, Owens enrolled at Oklahoma, where he played from 1946-1949. Owens was the Sooners' captain and leading receiver, earning him All-American honors on Oklahoma's 11-0 squad in 1949. After graduating in 1950, Owens played one season for the Baltimore Colts while also serving as a part-time assistant at Johns Hopkins University. Owens was then an assistant under Paul 'Bear' Bryant at Kentucky from 1951-53 and followed Bryant to Texas A&M in 1954 and stayed until 1956. At Washington, Owens was 99-82-6 during his 18 seasons as head coach. Owens' Husky teams won three AAWU titles and went to three Rose Bowls, including the Huskies' first ever Rose Bowl win in 1960, a 44-8 romp over Wisconsin. Owens split his other two trips to Pasadena when the Huskies beat Minnesota 17-7 in 1961 and lost to Illinois in 1964 17-7. Owens retired after the 1974 campaign and was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 1979.

Jim Owens

The statue of Jim Owens

Jim Owens and the statue

Jim Owens and the statue

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