Owens Commits to Play Football at CCU

Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.

That has more meaning now to Keshaun Owens ‘18 after he committed to play football with the Eagles of Cincinnati Christian University on Friday, March 16.

“I like the family aspect at the school and how they communicated with me,” Owens said.

Owens, a four-year starter for CJ, was always a key player on the field, head football coach Marcus Colvin said.

“He was one of our better defensive player his freshman year,” Colvin chuckled. “It was funny, because he was a great tackler, but he ended up catching the ball more for us.”

This past fall, Owens received several accolades including being named to the All-GCL First Team and Division III All-Southwest Ohio First Team.

“I’m going to miss his loyalty on the field,” Colvin reflected. “He’s a good example of sticking to the program, believing, giving of yourself and seeing how things work out.”

Colvin continued, “We can talk about Keshaun’s football growth, but he’s grown a lot with being a student here and getting himself to take advantage of this opportunity. Having him in class, it was great to see him develop those skills and accountability to his grades.”

The entire football team, along with friends, teachers and family, came to the library to watch Owens’ signing.

“The football team was supposed to be lifting during the signing,” Colvin shared. “But we came here because I wanted them to see Keshaun sign. It’s a good example of what we’re trying to do.”

“I’ll miss this community the most,” Owens said.

Owens plans to major in business and sports finance.

Posted March 19, 2018