Senior captain for Porcupines... Three-year starter in defensive secondary for school located just west of Fort Worth... Also started as TB and kickoff returner for 2007 squad that advanced to first round of AAAA playoffs... As senior, contributed 58 total tackles, five tackles for loss, one INT and three forced fumbles... Returned one fumble for defensive TD... As TB, ran for 294 yards and two TDs on just 37 carries and caught 12 passes for 198 yards and a TD... Named 4A third team All-State and first team All-District 6-4A as DB... As junior, collected 80 tackles, two INTs and five tackles for loss... Also returned two kickoffs for TDs in 2006... Finished career with more than 200 tackles, four INTs and five fumble recoveries... As two-time regional qualifying sprinter in track, PRs include 10.9 (100 meters) and 22.13 (200 meters)... National Honor Society member, and academic All-District recipient in football and track.
Almon Marcus Owens... Son of Mark and Lisa Owens... Born on Oct. 23, 1989... Born and raised in Fort Worth area... Has an older sister, Autumn... Dad is chief hydrogeologist; mom is VP of research for EE&G engineering and environmental consulting firm... Dad played football at Colgate University... Plans to major in economics... Enjoys film making.
SPRINGTOWN HEAD COACH BRAD TURNER
"Al certainly looks the part. He's a tall, physical guy that runs like crazy.
"He played physical football for us. Al is one of those guys that really likes to put a hat on the other guy. He played downhill football for us. Al fits the bill if Vanderbilt is looking for a physical-type safety.
"I've always liked Al's competitiveness. It's one of the very first things that jump out at you as a coach. He's a guy that goes hard and competes very well on the practice field."