Posted January 16, 2014 on AP on Fox
Arkansas State says junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was one of two men killed in a shooting in Jackson, Tenn. Jerry Scott, the school's sports information director, confirms Owens was one of the victims and said ''it's a sad day'' for the Red Wolves. The Jackson Sun reports three people were shot about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but the newspaper said police wouldn't immediately give details about the victims. The 21-year-old Owens played in 11 games for the Red Wolves last season, helping Arkansas State (8-5) to at least a share of its third straight Sun Belt Conference title and a second straight win in the GoDaddy Bowl. The 6-foot-2, 303-pound native of Jackson, Tenn., would have been a senior next season.

Arkansas State player killed during home invasion

Arkansas State junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was one of two men shot to death in what authorities are calling a home invasion robbery in Jackson, Tenn. "Our worst fears were realized as an athletics department after being notified early this morning about the unfortunate news about Markel," athletics director Terry Mohajir said in a statement. "We're deeply...

Arkansas State DL Markel Owens died protecting family during robbery attempt

Arkansas State defensive lineman Markel Owens died on Wednesday night while trying to protect his family during a robbery attempt, police believe. Owens’ stepfather, Johnny Shivers, was followed by two men to his home in Jackson, Tenn. They believe he was forced inside by the masked men in a robbery attempt and a struggle ensued. […]

Report: Arkansas State football player killed during home invasion

Sad news coming out of the Arkansas State Red Wolves football program, as the university has confirmed that defensive lineman Markel Owens was shot and killed during a home invasion, on Wednesday.According to the Jackson Sun, Owens' stepfather, Johnny Shivers, came home and was forced inside the apartment by two armed men. The armed men demanded money, thus sparking a physical...

Arkansas State Football Player Killed in Home Invasion

Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Arkansas State says junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was one of two men killed in a shooting in Jackson, Tenn. Jackson police are investigating the Wednesday night shooting as a home invasion robbery, according to WBBJ, our ABC station in west Tennessee. Johnny Shivers, 36, was also killed. Shivers’ wife...

Report: Arkansas State lineman Markel Owens killed in shooting

Tragedy struck Arkansas State on Thursday when it was confirmed that junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was killed in a shooting.

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right-click to embiggen It was a stretch of 406 days between college football jobs, but thanks to the good people of Arkansas State, Trooper Taylor's towel will wave once more.  Taylor will spend 2014 coaching defensive backs for the Red Wolves, as well as turning Jonesboro into a destination for football recruits one limo visit to their high school at a time. Trooper...

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