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Charles Wayne "Tinker" Owens

 
 
Charles Wayne "Tinker" Owens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 6, 2021
1. Charles Wayne "Tinker" Owens Marker
Inscription.  Charles Wayne "Tinker" Owens was a multi-sport standout at Miami High School. He played and lettered in football, basketball and track while a Miami Wardog. On the track, he was a state champion in the low and high hurdles, as well as the long jump. He helped guide the MHS basketball team to an undefeated season and Class 3A state championship in 1972, earning All-Tournament Team honors during the state finals. Owens was an All-State and prep All-American football player for the Wardogs where he played wingback and free safety. After graduating from MHS in 1972, Owens went on to the University of Oklahoma where he was named an All-American at wide receiver in 1974 and 1975. He was part of the OU national championship teams of 1974 and 1975. As a freshman at OU, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1972 Sugar Bowl, catching five passes in that game for 132 yards. He finished his OU career with 70 receptions for 1,619 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was drafted in the fourth round by the New Orleans Saints in 1976 and played six seasons in the NFL.
 
Erected 2018 by Coleman Theatre.
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 6, 2021
2. Tinker Owens Marker
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marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
 
Location. 36° 52.609′ N, 94° 52.668′ W. Marker is in Miami, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street (Old U.S. 66) north of 1st Ave NW. Marker is located on the east side of the Coleman Theatre building, as part of Celebrity Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 N Main St, Miami OK 74354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Froman (here, next to this marker); Steve & Cassie Gaines (here, next to this marker); Moscelyne Larkin (here, next to this marker); Charles Banks Wilson (here, next to this marker); Carol Littleton (here, next to this marker); David Osborne (here, next to this marker); Bill Hudson Hastings (here, next to this marker); Steve Owens (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
More about this marker. This is one of ten plaques (as of April 2021) as part of Coleman Theatre's Celebrity Park. Marker was dedicated in November 2018. His older brother, Steve, also has a plaque.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tinker Owens on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Tinker Owens NFL Statistics. (Submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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