- Name: Dajon Owens
- Height: 6’0
- Weight: 198
- Position: CB
- College: Stony Brook University
- Twitter: @junebuggg__
- Instagram: @junebuggg_
Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
I’ve always been into books, so once I finally got the rhythm of college my experience as a student was smooth sailing. I graduated from Colorado State with a degree in Communications and a minor in ethnic studies. I am now a grad transfer at Stony Brook University studying the coaching program. I also participated in the on campus mental health awareness March at Stony Brook since I value good mental health and I encourage others to value their mental health as well.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
My teammates would say that I am an energy leader and a high character guy. I love the game of football so my energy on that field is contagious.
What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
I see myself as a durable and every down cornerback. My size, athleticism, and play recognition skills allow me to make plays and be trustworthy on an island. These skills also add to my versatility at the cornerback position because I am able to play both press/off man and zone coverages.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
I’ve played against some pretty talented players in my collegiate career but I would have to say Laviska Shenault out of CU. That guy has great size and speed and is a weapon on the offensive side of the ball.
Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
This is a tough question since I’m surrounded by some great leaders and hard workers. But I can say that Carthell Flowers impressed me the most thus far. He’s been unstoppable every game this season at the rover position.
Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
Placing my name in the transfer portal was a pretty risky time of my life where I felt the most unsure that I’ve ever experienced. However, I took that leap of faith, continued to work, and left it all up to God to pave the way for me. Through that time period, I grew mentally in many ways, and it has led me to Stony Brook University.
If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
If I didn’t play football, I would most definitely run track or play baseball. I remember as a kid I would always hit the lemons from my lemon tree in the backyard over the gate with my baseball bat. I also love the demeanor of track athletes, and I could have seen myself taking that path as well.
What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I am most proud of graduating college. I am the first Owens’ male in my family that has graduated from college so that is an honor to be able to carry that achievement for the rest of my life. That was something that my parents and siblings can brag about for me as well.
Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
One of my most memorable plays was my interception against Colgate University this 2021 fall season. They drove up the field on one series in the 3rd quarter, and that interception defeated their momentum, which escalated to more plays being made by us that led to a team win.
Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
I’ve never really had a favorite NFL team but there were certain players growing up that I admired. I loved watching Adrian Peterson because he always brought the intensity and had a swagger to him that lots of NFL players didn’t have in that time period. I also really enjoy watching Jalen Ramsey and the way that he handles his business on and off the field. You have no choice but to respect a player like that.
Who is your favorite music artist? What gets you pumped before a game?
My music is really versatile, but I like to listen to Lil Durk, Blxst, Pruitt, and Bluebucksclan.
What is your favorite comfort food?
Do you have a favorite movie, TV show or actor?
Some of my favorite TV shows up to this date are Everybody Hates Chris, George Lopez, and YOU.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Any secret talents?
Most people don’t really know that I like to draw sometimes in my free time. I’m not the best artist or anything like that, but I would say that I am pretty good at drawing cartoon faces. I also love to watch movies and listen to music in my spare time.
Why do you play football? Who or what motivates you the most?
I play football because I love competition, I love to win, and I love everything that this sport has to offer. I have built long lasting relationships, gained useful qualities that I will utilize on a daily basis, and football has always been something that truly makes me happy. My family is my biggest support system in everything that I do in life and they are who motivates me to keep grinding and keep God at the center of my life.