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James Owens
Date of birth (1955-07-05) July 5, 1955 (age 68)
Place of birthSacramento, California, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Running back
US collegeUCLA
NFL draft1979 / Round: 2 / Pick 29
Career history
As player
1979–1980San Francisco 49ers
1982–1984Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats

James Owens (born July 5, 1955) is a former professional American football player who played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Owens competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal in the 110 meter hurdles, finishing sixth.