John Tyler’s Jordan Owens Wins ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Defensive Player Of The Week Honor
Jordan Owens' senior season will continue thanks in large part to his performance in John Tyler's 58-23 win against Texas High in Friday's Class 5A Division I bi-district playoff game.
The Lions' safety recorded two interceptions, including a 41-yard touchdown return, as well as a fumble recovery in the game for the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week honor.
Owens' touchdown score came on his first interception. He jumped a route and was in full stride as soon as he caught the ball. The second pick came on a severely under thrown ball thanks to good pressure up front. His second catch deflated Texas High's morale.
With the fumble recovery, Owens accounted for more than a 20-point swing in the game.
Owens is the second John Tyler player to win the award this year. Pierre Leonard, a junior nose guard, won the honor after Week 6 of the regular season.
The safety has six interceptions and 47 tackles entering Friday's area round playoff game against Mansfield Summit at Rockwall's Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium.
ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Players of the Week
- Week 12 (Nov. 14-16) -- Jordan Owens, DB, John Tyler
- Week 11 (Nov. 6-8) -- Travon Fuller, DB, Athens
- Week 10 (Oct. 30-Nov. 1) -- Brazos Hesskew, LB, Canton
- Week 9 (Oct. 23-25) -- Roney Elam, DB, Newton
- Week 8 (Oct. 16-18) -- Jacob Smith, LB, Pleasant Grove
- Week 7 (Oct. 9-11) -- Johnny Spitzer, DB, Tyler Grace Community
- Week 6 (Oct. 2-4) -- Pierre Leonard, DT, John Tyler
- Week 5 (Sept. 25-27) -- Jaylon Lane, DB, Nacogdoches
- Week 4 (Sept. 18-20) -- Hunter Redmond, LB, Van
- Week 3 (Sept. 11-13) — Kybrin Sheridan, DE, Longview
- Week 2 (Sept. 4-6) — Cody Melton, DB, Alba-Golden
- Week 1 (Aug. 28-30) — Bryston Gipson, DB, John Tyler