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Stars Of The Sugar Bowl: Tinker Owens

Sugar Bowl Hall of Famer Tinker Owens
Bob Albright
Oklahoma Historical Society
Sugar Bowl Hall of Famer Tinker Owens

Before his four-season career with the New Orleans Saints, Tinker Owens made a splashy local debut in the 1972 Sugar Bowl as a young receiver for the University of Oklahoma. The Sooners shut out Penn State 14–0 and Owens became the first freshman to take home the Most Valuable Player trophy. The Historic New Orleans Collection interviewed him for their series, NOLA Life Stories.

Joe Shriner is an independent radio producer and audio engineer in New Orleans.
Mark Cave is an oral historian and senior curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection.