Mel Owens is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. Owens was selected in the first round by the Los Angeles Rams out of the University of Michigan in the 1981 NFL Draft. Owens played his entire professional career for the Rams and finished his ten seasons with 26.5 quarterback sacks.
Following his time as an NFL player, Owens returned to school and attended University of California Hastings College of Law receiving his Juris Doctor degree. Owens now practices law in Southern California specializing in assisting veteran athletes pursue worker's compensation and disability claims in state court. Owen's frequently collaborates on special projects with attorney Don West, Jr.