February 5, 2012 by staff · Comments Off
Terrell Owens Allen Wranglers, Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens has joined the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wrangers. Fans of the Indoor Football League, the home of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, have been told to get their popcorn ready.
Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens announced on Twitter Wednesday night that he will join the IFL’s Allen Wranglers as a co-owner and player.
The Wranglers are a member of the league’s Intense Conference and are not scheduled to play the Steelhawks, who play in the United Conference, during the regular season.
Owens made his announcement on his Twitter account and posted a corresponding video on beeyoo.com.
“It’s official, it just went down, I’m headed back to Texas,” said Owens, a 15-year NFL veteran, in the video. “That’s right, IFL, here I come. Allen, Texas, here I come. I’m going to be me.”
The initial Twitter message read:
“The WAIT IS OVER!! GETCHA POPCORN READY!!”
Owens, who was drafted with the 89th pick overall in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft, has played for five teams in his career. That includes the 21 games with Philadelphia Eagles as he aided the team to an appearance in Super Bowl 3plxIX.
With his NFL career seemingly over, Owens ranks second in career receiving yards with 15,934, fourth in touchdowns with 156 and sixth in catches with 1,078.