#99 Donnie Owens 6-2 / 285 / DT RS Freshman Fayetteville, N.C. Douglas Byrd HS
2009 (Fr.): Redshirted.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Was a four-year starter, earning first team All-Cape Fear Region and first team All-Mid Southeastern Conference honors ... Posted 126 total tackles (67 solos), 36 tackles for loss, nine sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick ... Had six games with 10 or more tackles, including a pair with a season-high 12 tackles ... Also ranked third on the squad in scoring with eight touchdowns and three two-point conversions as a fullback ... Finished with 28 carries and 126 yards on the year ... Helped Douglas Byrd into a berth in the Class 4-A State Championship game, being named Defensive Player of the Game, and a 12-4 record on the season... Was on the Honor Roll.
Personal: Son of Yolanda Gerald.