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LaDarius Owens
LaDarius Owens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bessemer, Ala.

High School:
Jess Lanier

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 259

Position:
DL

Major:
Communication

2013 | Defensive end who earned a starting role ... 28 tackles, 4.5 TFL for season ... first college start came against Washington State ... eight tackles, with a 7-yard sack and two TFL, against Arkansas State ... five tackles, TFL, two QB hurries against Ole Miss ... 13-yard sack at Texas A&M ... two tackles in Tennessee win ... two QB hurries in SEC Championship Game ... two tackles, 0.5 sack in BCS title game vs. Florida State

2012 | Played behind Corey Lemonier at defensive end ... TFL at Ole Miss ... pair of stops and a TFL vs. New Mexico State ... two solo tackles against Georgia ... three tackles, 1.5 TFL against Alabama A&M

2011 | Played in six games ... nine tackles, 2.5 TFL (-8) on season ... recorded one tackle against Mississippi State ... posted three tackles, a TFL and a QB hurry against FAU ... made a pair of stops and added a sack as part of 1.5 TFL in win over South Carolina ... two tackles at Arkansas ... missed five games after suffering an injury at Arkansas ... returned to action against Alabama ... one tackle against Virginia in Chick-fil-A Bowl

2010 |Redshirted for the National Champions

High School |High School Coach: Billy Woodham ... ranked 128th on the Rivals.com Rivals250 ... No. 8-ranked outside linebacker and No. 4 player in Alabama by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 138 in the ESPNU 150 ... No. 14-rated defensive end by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. ... No. 17-rated outside linebacker by Scout.com ... named an All-American, the No. 7 linebacker and the No. 4 player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-America team ... 2009 EA SPORTS Third-Team All-American ... 2010 Under Armour All-American game ... 2009 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game participant and had two sacks in the game ... honorable mention selection to the Class 6A All-State Team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior and junior ... No. 4 on the Mobile Press-Register's 2009 Elite 18 ... No. 13 on the Birmingham News' list of the Alabama Super Seniors ... No. 46 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... honorable mention Orlando Sentinel 2009 All-Southern football team ... finished senior season with 80 tackles, 20.5 sacks and two forced fumbles ... recorded 92 tackles and 18 sacks as a junior

Personal | Birthday is September 18 ... son of Ora Owens ... his uncle James Owens was the first black scholarship football player at Auburn ... Major at Auburn: Communication ... received his bachelor's degree in May, 2014 ... a contributing writer to AuburnTigers.com and football game programs

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