NFL legend Brig Owens handed away on the age of 79, the Washington Commanders (previously the Redskins) mentioned in an announcement.
The reason for demise has not been revealed.
“Brig was a beloved part of our organization and community,” the group mentioned, “and was rightfully honored as a member of the 80 Biggest Gamers in Washington historical past and Washington Commanders Ring of Fame.
“He was not only a standout on the gridiron but also a well-respected and accomplished businessman in the Washington community. He was a man of great character, always there to help someone in need. Brig’s impact on this community will never be forgotten.”
Our ideas and prayers are with the Owens household 💛
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) June 23, 2022
The NFL reported:
Brig Owens, a standout defensive again for Washington within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, died Wednesday on the age of 79, the Commanders mentioned in an announcement.
A member of Washington’s Tremendous Bowl VII group and one of many franchise’s most prolific interceptors, Owens performed 12 of his 13 years within the NFL in D.C. The security racked up 36 interceptions in 158 regular-season video games performed for Washington, the second-most picks in membership historical past behind Corridor of Famer Darrell Inexperienced (54). Owens’ 686 interception return yards are probably the most in Washington historical past.
Owens’ choose prowess prolonged to the postseason. The security recorded the lone interception of Dolphins nice Bob Griese in Tremendous Bowl VII, a red-zone snag late within the third quarter that stored Washington’s deficit to 2 scores. Miami finally received, 14-7, finishing its 17-0 excellent season.
It has been a tough week for the NFL household.
NFL star Tony Siragusa handed away on Wednesday.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson handed away on the age of 26.
Ferguson was discovered unresponsive at a house in Baltimore late Tuesday night.
There was no indicators of foul play or trauma and his reason for demise has not but been decided.