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Terrell Owens -- 6 things to know about the 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/02/2017 

Terrell Owens is currently a contestant on Dancing with the Stars' 25th season on ABC.

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

Terrell, nicknamed T.O., is paired up with DWTS fan-favorite and two-time mirrorball trophy champion, Cheryl Burke, for the show's Fall 2017 edition.

Terrell got off to a little bit of a rough start on Dancing with the Stars, but he was a last-minute replacement and therefore had less time to rehearse than his fellow celebrities.

However, he's slowly improving with each passing performance show, and since football players tend to do well in the competition, he's probably just starting to heat up.

Below is a list of 6 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.

- Terrell made 1078 Receptions, 15,935 yards and 153 touchdowns during the span of his 15 year professional football career. He also has a recorded five seasons with 13 or more touchdowns.

- 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. 

Terrell also testified before Congress to raise awareness about the disease. His latest endeavor, the "What TO Do" Global Campaign, is an initiative at empowering and motivating youth through speaking, workshops and a clothing line.

- Terrell competed on The Celebrity Apprentice's seventh season in 2015 and was fired after the fifth task. At the time, he was playing to win money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.



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