After spending four years with the Boston College Eagles’ basketball team, it appears Garland Owens has decided to take his talents to Maryland … on the football field.
An Instagram post on Owens’ account Sunday seems to imply he is transferring to the Terrapins to play football. He would be a graduate transfer and thus would be eligible to play for Maryland so long as he gained acceptance into a graduate program at the university, according to Jeff Ermann of 247Sports.
It would be a situation similar to that of former Syracuse QB Greg Paulus, who played for Duke’s basketball program for four seasons before transferring in 2009 to suit up for the Orange on the gridiron. Considering Paulus was eligible immediately, Owens should fall under the same treatment, though no official announcement has yet been made.
Garland Owens’ Instagram post
The 6-foot-5, 222-pound Owens only averaged 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in his career at Boston College. However, he tended to exhibit his athleticism around the rim.
Garland Owens’ dunk vs. Virginia Tech (2016)
According to Ermann, the Gaithersburg, Md., native is expected to play tight end for the Terrapins. While he has a long ways to go before having a successful career in the NFL, he would be following a tried and true path to football. Among basketball players to enjoy success as NFL tight ends are Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez, both future Hall of Famers.