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Steve Owen at Phillips
Oct 7 2008, 5:21 PM EDTMost of Steve Owen’s biographical information is scattered throughout his book, “My Kind of Football,” published in 1952. Steve’s mother sent him to live with a sister in Aline, Oklahoma, to go to high school. There Steve played on a basketball team, which won the state tournament held at Phillips University in Enid. Steve worked summers in the oil fields, and planned to head to Texas after his high school graduation, but, when the war broke out in 1917 his mother convinced him he should enlist in the Student Army Training Corps at Phillips so he could use his education to serve as an officer. Steve said he was “lying under a tree watching the football squad when Johnny Maulbetsch spotted him. ‘You’re big enough to play,’ Maulbetsch said, ‘Why don’t you come out for the team?’ The 1921 Phillips yearbook says Steve “pulled down his third All State position. He was All State guard ’18-’19 and this year was given All State Tackle.” Steve was captain-elect for the 1921 season. 3 out of 3 found this valuable. Do you?
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