Former wide receiver Terrell Owens may have played his last down in the NFL back in 2010, but his role as an entertainer is alive and well. On Friday, Owens tweeted a picture of himself with actor Terry Crews on the set of the TV series Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
Tony Maglio of Yahoo reported Owens' role in the show will be a firefighter who's participating in a pickup football game between the NYPD and FDNY for bragging rights in the second season's third episode. Owens will be facing off against Crews, a former NFL linebacker, who plays Sgt. Terry Jeffords on the show.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's cast may have a bit of trouble keeping up with the retired Owens. After all, he was one of the NFL's most prolific wide receivers, tallying 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns in 15 total seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.
Those gaudy numbers rank Owens sixth in career receptions, third in receiving touchdowns and second in career receiving yards behind Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. It could be speculated that Owens will join Rice in owning a golden jacket in the near future.
During his career as a player, Owens was never afraid to push the envelope and display his showmanship. Will he pull a sharpie out of his sock and sign the football if he scores on Brooklyn Nine-Nine?
Get your popcorn ready.