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Terrell Owens -- 5 things to know about the 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/25/2017 

Terrell Owens is competing on Season 25 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars this fall.

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Terrell is a 43-year-old former NFL football wide receiver and six-time Pro Bowler, who previously starred on The T.O. Show, which aired three seasons from July 2009 to October 2011.

Terrell, nicknamed T.O., is partnered with two-time mirrorball trophy champion Cheryl Burke for Dancing with the Stars' currently-airing season.

When Terrell made his Dancing debut last week, he and Cheryl landed in twelfth place on the leaderboard after receiving only 15 out of 30 possible points from the judges for their cha cha routine. Cheryl has said, however, that Terrell was a last-minute addition to the cast and they therefore had less rehearsal time than the rest of the celebrities.

Below is a list of 5 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Terrell Owens:

- Terrell Eldorado Owens, born in Alexander City, AL, attended Benjamin Russell High School, where he excelled in several different sports.

He was later recruited by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), where he set a record for catching a football pass in 11 consecutive games.

- The DWTS contestant wrote a children's book called Little T Learns to Share as well as a fitness book entitled T.O.'s Finding Fitness.

- Terrell was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 1996 NFL draft. He spent eight seasons with the team.

He joined the Philadelphia Eagles team in 2004 and averaged one touchdown per game. Terrell later went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys. Terrell entered his 14th NFL season with the Buffalo Bills.

He also added stints with the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks to his resume.

- Besides The T.O. Show, Terrell also competed on The Celebrity Apprentice reality series back in Season 7. He got fired after the fifth task towards the beginning of the season.

- He is partnered with the Alzheimer's Association, which is near and dear to his heart because his beloved grandmother Alice began suffering from the disease three years ago.

He even testified before Congress to raise awareness about the disease.



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