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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Alabama High School Football Players

 James Owens
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
1968 3A B 1st  BN
1968 3A HB 2nd  BPH

 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 1968  All American RB Sr.  Parade
 1968  All-Star Game B Sr.  
  High School: Fairfield
  Position: Back
  Height/Weight: 6'2" / 205
  Senior Season: 1968
  College: Auburn

 High School Bio:

            Fairfield High School halfback had two years of varsity football. His specialties were kickoff and punt return. Owens averaged 110 yards per game rushing as a senior at Fairfield. He averaged over 100 yards per game just in kickoff and punt returns his final season. He was All-State; All-Metro; Player of the Week; All-American Most Athletic; Outstanding Back of the Week; All-American; He ran track, also. He was the first African-American signed to a scholarship at Auburn.

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