You would think that being inducted into the hall of fame would deter Terrell Owens from trying to continue his pro football career, but that was far from the case.
On Saturday, the former NFL WR was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“I know I’m truly blessed and I can still play the game,” Owens told Stephen Hargis of the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Sunday. “What I did out there today is just a small little snippet of what I can do. I just appreciate coach (Chris Jones) for the opportunity. I guess he wanted to assess and see where I am physically.”
It’s been eight years since Ownes laced up his cleats and played pro ball, but he hasn’t stopped trying, which is exactly what he was doing some 24 hours later as he worked out for the Saskatchewan Roughriders as head coach Chris Jones looked on.
The CFL head coach had this to say following his workout:
“He’s got some football-shape stuff that he’s going to have to get into,” Jones, who doubles as the Roughriders’ general manager, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. “He caught the football well today, he got in and out of his breaks decent. Football-wise he’s got a ways to go.”
“I know I’m truly blessed and I can still play the game,” Owens told the Times Free Press after the workout. “What I did out there today is just a small little snippet of what I can do. …
“It’s key when you’re trying out to put your best foot forward, and I’m very pleased with what they saw and what I did out there. To be inducted into the Hall of Fame and come back and play, why not me? I know I can do it. It’s just a matter of someone giving me the opportunity.”