Georgia Tech defensive lineman Antwan Owens will use his last season of eligibility elsewhere. The senior from Tallahassee, Fla., announced his decision Thursday to enter the transfer portal as a grad transfer. Owens, who is on track to graduate in the spring semester with a degree in history, technology and society, will have one season of eligibility remaining.
Owens has played defensive end and tackle. Coming back from a season-ending lower-body injury in 2019, he played the final six games in 2020 and made eight tackles, one for loss, with one fumble recovery.
A year ago, he started seven games and played eight before his injury, finishing with 21 tackles. He made one of the plays of the season, blocking a Miami field-goal try in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, where the Jackets upset the Hurricanes 28-21.
Arriving in 2017, he played for three defensive coordinators – Ted Roof (2017), Nate Woody (2018) and Andrew Thacker (2019-20). Taking advantage of the extra season of eligibility granted to all fall-sports athletes, he’ll have the chance to play for a fourth coordinator and third head coach.
“I can’t get down and look at the past,” Owens said in November about playing for three coordinators. “I’m only focused on the future. I take everything that I’ve learned in my time here and in my process here and try to combine it.”