ASHBURN, Va.- Washington strong safety Brig Owens, who became a mainstay of the team's secondary in the 1960s and 1970s and was a Ring of Fame inductee, died Wednesday morning. He was 79.
Owens, a seventh-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 1965, joined Washington in 1966 and spent 12 seasons with the team. He started in 123 of 156 games, recording 36 interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries. He also scored five interceptions, three of which came during his first two seasons in Washington. (Zach Selby) See the full obituary provided by the Washington Commanders below:
Clarke County Sport's Moe Murphy interviewed Brig at Redskins Alumni Day at FedEx Field in Landover, MD on Nov 4, 2013