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Owen Gill
Owen Gill

Brooklyn, NY

High School:

Running Back


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1985 Draft: Drafted in the second round by the Seattle Seahawks.

Iowa Items: Iowa's former all-time leading rusher with 2,556 yards...broke former teammate Eddie Phillips' record in the ninth game vs. Wisconsin...tied for the second all-time leading scorer in Iowa history (with Ronnie Harmon) with 132 points...played in 41 of his last 42 games, alternating between tailback and fullback...has been on the special teams for a couple of years and has 10 tackles...also a former triple-jumper for the Hawkeye track team, he finished fifth at the 1983 Big Ten outdoor meet.

1984 Season: Second team all-Big Ten selection by UPI and honorable mention by AP...began the season as the starting tailback, but shifted to fullback in the third game...moved back to tailback when Ronnie Harmon broke his leg against Wisconsin...the Hawkeyes' leading rusher with 920 yards and a 4.6 average...also caught 2 passes for 201 yards and a 9.1 average...ended up as the conference's fifth leading rusher and sixth best receiver...ran for 115 yards vs. Illinois and over the century in consecutive games vs. Michigan State (115 yards) and Minnesota (133)...didn't play at Indiana because of a bruised kidney...caught six passes vs. Minnesota and four vs. Ohio State...career-high 34 attempts vs. Michigan State in first game after Harmon's injury...a 1984 captain...the Hawkeye's offensive player of the game vs. Ohio State, Illinois and Minnesota.

1983 Season: Led the Hawkeyes in rushing (798 yards, the fifth best in school history) and averaged 6.2 yards per carry...honorable mention all-Big Ten pick by the AP after finishing 10th in league rushing (56 yards/game)...Iowa's top touchdown scorer (10), the fifth best mark in school history...alternated at tailback with the school's former all-time leading rusher Eddie Phillips...began the season as the first-string tailback, but injuries hampered him throughout the season...ran for 267 yards in the first two games (Iowa State and Penn State)...tied a school record vs. the Cyclones with four touchdowns when he was named ABC-TV and Iowa offensive player of the game...got ABC-TV award for the Michigan game when he ran for 120 yards...accounted for almost 200 yards of all-purpose yardage at Penn State (131 rushing and 61 receiving)...was injured against the Nittany Lions and didn't' start again until the Michigan game...rushed for 104 yards (nine carries) vs. Minnesota...scored two touchdowns against both Purdue and Indiana...caught 15 passes out of the backfield for another 186 yards (12.4 average)...Iowa's offensive MVP in the Gator Bowl with 83 yards on 10 carries.

1982 Season: Ran for 683 yards, ninth best season total in Iowa history...ran for career-high 157 yards (17th best in school annals) against Wisconsin...honorable mention all-Big Ten...ranked seventh in conference rushing, eighth in scoring and 17th in total offense.

1981 Season: Rushed for 155 yards and a 6.2 average...leading rusher at Northwestern with 86 yards on nine carries...scored on a 20-yard run against the Wildcats...averaged eight yards per attempt in the 1981 spring.

High School: Competed in football and track (100 meters and triple jump)...first team all-state in football and track as well as all-city and all-conference...once ran for 314 yards (20 carries) in a game...captained football as a senior...went to the same high school as former Iowa defensive backs Devon Mitchell and Nate Creer.

Personal: Born February 19, 1962, in London, England...hobby is drawing...communications major.

RUSHING	Att	Yards	Loss	Net	Avg	TDs	Lg
1981	25	161	6	155	6.2	1	20
1982	136	708	25	683	5.0	7	52
1983	129	809	11	798	6.2	10	41
1984	199	963	43	920	4.6	4	38
Career	489	2,641	85	2,556	5.2	22	52

RECEIVING No Yds Avg TDs Lg 1982 12 88 7.3 0 23 1983 15 186 12.4 0 39 1984 22 201 9.1 0 38 Career 49 475 9.7 0 39

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