The tears that streamed down Vernon Davis’s face after the game-winning touchdown catch that propelled the San Francisco 49ers into the NFC championship game inspired flashbacks to Terrell Owens’s memorable touchdown grab against the Packers in the 1998 playoffs.
In a 22-second video posted on his Twitter account Wednesday night, the 38-year-old wide receiver announced he’s headed back to Dallas — to play for the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers.
“It’s official, it just went down, I’m headed back to Texas,” Owens said. “That’s right, IFL, here I come. Allen, Texas, here I come. I’m going to be me.”
Owens will play and become co-owner of the IFL team, which is based Allen, a northern suburb of Dallas.
“He’s a great player, a winner, and I’m a big fan,” Wranglers co-owner Jon Frankel told ESPNDallas.com. “I want to make the Allen Wranglers the No. 1 attraction in Collin County.”
Owens missed all of the 2011 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL. In 2010, he caught 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 16-team IFL includes teams from Green Bay, Chicago, New Mexico and Nebraska. The Wranglers open their season on Feb. 25 against Wichita.
On his Twitter feed, the five-time All Pro advised fans to “GETCHA POPCORN READY!!”
Now all the Wranglers need to do is add Mr. Wrangler himself to throw T.O. the ball. No marketing strategy necessary.
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