TORONTO (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's been five years since University of Hawaii receiver Chad Owens was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars. His NFL career did not last long, but Owens may have found a new home in the Canadian Football League.
Friday, in his first game with the Toronto Argonauts, Owens returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown. It was the highlight of the game for Toronto which lost to the Calgary Stampeders 30-16.
Owens also had a 9 yard catch in the game, but fumbled while being tackled.
Fumbles are what led to his demise in the NFL. In his first game for the Jaguars Owens fumbled three times. He was cut immediately, but later joined the Jaguars practice squad.
In his first pre-season game of the 2006 season, Owens caught a 62 yard pass and scored his first NFL touchdown.
Owens was signed to the Jaguars' practice squad in November, 2007 and moved to the active roster Dec 28, 2007. He played in the regular-season finale at Houston, but misplayed a punt in the 42-28 loss. Owens was waived again by the Jaguars in January, 2008.
Since then he has also played for the Colorado Crush of the Arena League and the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.
The Argonauts acquired the rights to Owens in late June, 2010.