Tigers Football Insider: Defensive back embracing new role

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 07, 2021 11:37 AM CT | Published: April 07, 2021 11:37 AM CT
<strong>University of Memphis defensive back Rodney Owens (30) drags down an Arkansas State player during the Tigers' home opener at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Sept. 5, 2020.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

University of Memphis defensive back Rodney Owens (30) drags down an Arkansas State player during the Tigers' home opener at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Sept. 5, 2020. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Rodney Owens was one of the top defenders for Memphis last season, essentially coming out of nowhere to emerge as one of the team’s top playmakers.

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Johnson is a Memphis native who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. He's traveled the country covering teams like Syracuse, the Buffalo Bills and the Memphis Grizzlies. He's excited about the opportunity to cover the Tigers and all things in the city of Memphis.

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