Acquired by Toronto in a trade with the Montreal Alouettes, in exchange for a draft pick in the 2011 CFL Canadian Draft, on June 23, 2010…Extended with Toronto on February 8, 2011.
2012: Named CFL Most Outstanding Player and CFL All-Star…Started and dressed in all 18 regular season games… Week 1, Started season opener at WR/KR and caught six passes for 100 yards receiving….Had seven 7 punt returns for a total of 105 yards and four kickoff returns for 111 yards…Had a career high in combined yards (316)…First time since 2000 (Albert Johnson III) that a player has accumulated 100 yards in three different categories in one game …Week 2, Started at WR/KR and had seven catches for 88 yards….Returned six punts for 31 yards and three kickoffs for 85 yards in a win versus Calgary…Week 3, Started at WR/KR and caught 4 passes for 44 yards…Had seven punt returns for 89 yards…Returned five kickoffs for 112 yards…Compiled 245 all purpose yards on the night in a loss at Hamilton…Week 4, Started at WR/KR and had a total of 210 all-purpose yards...Had 4 catches for 63 yards and a touchdown…Touchdown marked Owens first receiving touchdown since October 27, 2010…Returned 6 kickoffs for a total of 132 yards….Added four punt returns for a total of 15 yards…Passed Bashir Levingston for second on the Argos all-time list for kickoff return yards… Week 5, Started at WR/KR and compiled 277 combined yards…Led the team in receiving with seven catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns…Returned six kickoffs for 121 yards and 4 punts for 59 yards…Passed Paul Bennett to become fourth in punt return yards on the Argos all-time list...Recorded two receiving touchdowns in a game for the second time in his career in a win at Montreal….Week 6, Started at KR/WR and accumulated 169 all-purpose yards…Had seven catches for 73 yards…Returned three punts for 58 yards… Added three kickoff returns for a total of 38 yards in a loss to BC....Week 7, Started at SB and Caught 3 passes for 87 yards...Returned 3 kicks for 53 yards...Returned 4 punts for 55 yards in a win over Calgary….Week 10, Started at KR/WR and recorded 402 all-purpose yards to set the new Argos All-Time record for all purpose yards in a game, breaking previous record held by Raghib “Rocket” Ismail who has 401 all-purpose yards in a single game in 1992…Set career high in receptions and receiving yards with 11 catches for 176 yards and a touchdown….Returned six kickoffs for a total of 136 yards…Added five punt returns for a total of 90 yards in a win over Hamilton...Week 11, Started at SB/KR and recorded 60 receiving yards, Returned 3 punts for 19 yards...Returned 5 kickoffs for 141 yards in a win over Hamilton....Week 12, Started at SB and recorded 8 catches for 114 yards...returned 4 punts for 26 yards...returned 4 kickoffs for 108 yards in a loss to BC...Week 13, Started at SB and recorded 6 catches for 87 yards...Rushed once for 8 yards...Returned 4 punts for 38 yards and returned 5 kickoffs for 87 yards in a loss to Montreal...Week 15, Started at SB and Recorded 4 catches for 26 yards...Recorded 1 rush for 2 yards...Returned 5 punts for 44 yards...Returned 4 kickoffs for 76 yards in a loss to Sask …Week 17, Started at SB and caught 5 passes for 108 yards…Returned 5 punts for 56 yards…Returned 6 kickoffs for 122 yards in a loss to Winnipeg...Week 18, Started at SB and caught 5 passes for 104 yards....Returned 3 punts for 18 yards...Returned 3 kickoffs for 56 yards in a win over Sask... Week 19, Started at SB and recorded 3 receptions for 39 yards…Returned 3 kickoffs for 64 yards and 1 punt for -8 yards… Broke Michael “Pinball” Clemons record for most All-Purpose Yards in a single season with 3,862 yards…2012 PLAYOFFS Started at SB and caught 3 passes for 14 yards, Returned 7 punts for 96 yards and one touchdown, Returned 3 kickoffs for 61 yards in a win over Edmonton in Eastern Semi-Final...Started at SB and caught 11 passes for 207 yards, Returned 3 punts for 21 yards... Returned 5 kickoffs for 118 yards in a win over Montreal in Eastern Final... 2012 GREY CUP Started at SB and caught 2 passes for 14 yards and one touchdown...Returned 4 punts for 27 yards...Returned 2 kickoffs for 62 yards in a win against Calgary.
2011: Dressed in all 18 regular season games with eighteen (18) starts for Toronto…Week 1, Started at WR/KR in win at Calgary...Caught 3 passes for 39 yards, LG 18, returned 2 punts for 25 yards, LG 15, and 1 kickoff for 15 yards before leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury…did not return to the game…Week 2, Started at WR/KR in loss at Winnipeg…Caught 3 passes for 21 yards, LG 14…returned 5 punts for 19 yards, and 3 kickoffs for 57 yards, LG 27…Fumbled three times...Week 3, Started at WR/KR in loss at Montreal...Caught 4 passes for 42 yards, LG 19...Had a fantastic day on special teams as he returned 5 punts for 69 yards including a 43 yard return… Returned 2 kickoffs for 114 yards, highlighted by an 89-yard return to set up the Argos’ opening TD...Week 4, Started at WR/KR in loss vs. Winnipeg...Caught 4 passes for team-high 70 yards, had 6 kickoff returns for 127 yards and 1 MFG Return for 25 yards...Finished game with 235 combined yards...Week 5, Started at WR/KR in loss at Edmonton… returned 6 punts for 52 yards, LG 14, and returned 3 kickoffs for 59 yards, LG 22…Week 6, Started at WR/KR in loss vs. Montreal…Caught 4 passes for 46 yards, LG 15, returned 4 punts for 18 yards, LG 10, and 6 kickoff returns for 95 yards, LG 31...Week 7, Started at WR and KR in loss at Hamilton...Caught 4 passes for 45 yards, LG 22, returned 4 punts for 25 yards , LG 10 and had 4 kickoffs for 113 yards, LG 49...Had 183 combined yards on the game…Week 8, Started at WR and KR in win vs. Saskatchewan… 4 kickoffs for 58 yards and 1 missed field goal return for 41 yards... Week 10, Started at WR/KR and had a terrific game in loss vs. B.C...Tied personal single-game career-high with 309 combined yards...Returned 4 punts for 48 yards and set new club single-game record with 245 kickoff return yards on 4 kickoffs, including the 8th longest kickoff return in team history (91 yards)… It was his fifth career kick return major, first career kickoff return touchdown, to tie with Jimmy ‘The Jet’ Cunningham and Dominique Dorsey for third-most career kick return touchdowns in club history...Also caught 3 passes for 16 yards, LG 9...Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for the sixth time in his career and first time in 2011...Week 11, Started WR/KR in loss at B.C...Caught team-high 6 passes for 55 yards, LG 16, returned 3 punt returns for 42 yards, LG 24, and 5 kickoff returns for 89 yards, LG 29…Week 12, Started at WR and returned kicks in loss at Saskatchewan…Caught 3 passes for 37 yards, LG 19, returned 5 punts for 50 yards, LG 23, and returned 5 kickoffs for 95 yards, LG 30...Week 13, Started at WR/KR in win vs. Winnipeg...Caught 5 passes for 34 yards, LG 12, returned 8 punts for 77 yard, LG 36, and 6 kickoffs for 142 yards...Finished game with 257 all-purpose yards…Week 14, Started at WR/KR in loss vs. Hamilton…Caught game-high 5 passes for 81 yards, LG 27… Returned 3 kickoffs for 138 yards, LG 55…Totalled 220 combined yards…Week 15, Started at WR/KR in loss at Montreal and scored his 6th career return touchdown on a 58-yard punt return in the 1st quarter…Caught a team-high 6 passes for 41 yards, returned 6 punts for 87 yards, LG 59, 1 TD, and returned 3 kickoffs for 56 yards...Week 16, Started at WR/KR and accumulated 266 combined yards in win vs. Calgary...Caught 3 passes for 43 yards, LG 31, returned 3 punts for 32 yards, LG 13 and returned 7 kickoffs for 191 yards, LG 56...Week 17, Started at WR/KR and accumulated 258 combined yards in loss vs. Edmonton...Caught a career-high 9 passes for 97 yards, LG 48, returned 5 punts for 84 yards, LG 36 and returned 4 kickoffs for 77 yards, LG 24...Broke 3,000 combined yards for the second straight season and, in doing so, became the first professional player ever to have back-to-back 3,000 yard campaigns and just the second-ever to have 3,000 yards in two seasons in a career...Week 18, Started at WR/KR and accumulated 206 combined yards in win at Winnipeg... Caught 3 passes for 27 yards, LG 12, returned 4 punts for 92 yards, LG 68, returned 3 kickoffs for 79 yards, LG 32...Had 1 carry for 8 yards.
2010: Attended training camp with the Alouettes and traded to Toronto on June 23… Dressed in and started 17 regular season games at both WR and KR for Toronto…Named Argos Most Outstanding Special Teams player for first time in his career as voted by the Toronto chapter of the FRC…Named East Division Most Outstanding Special Teams Player…Unanimous choice as CFL Most Outstanding Special Teams Player…Named Eastern Division All-Star at kick returner for first time in his career…Named CFL All-Star at KR for first time in his career…Named CFLPA All-Star at KR…Named CFL player who is the biggest threat to score from anywhere on the field by his peers in a CFL on TSN survey… Week 1, Made Argos debut (01/07/10) at WR/KR in Canada Day season opener at Calgary and had a great game…Recorded 5 punt returns for 116 yards, including his first career punt return touchdown of 90 yards, with 4 kickoff returns for 42 yards, LG 12… Week 2, Made first career start at WR in win at Winnipeg (09/07/10) and named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for first time in his career…Was electric again accounting for 302 all-purpose yards including a 117-yard missed field goal return touchdown…In all, he caught 2 passes for 30 yards, 5 punt returns for 52 yards, 4 kickoff returns for 103 yards and 117 yards on a MFG return…Week 3, Started at WR/RS in win vs. Calgary… Caught 3 passes for 35 yards, LG 18, including a clutch 2-point convert at the end of the game, returned 6 punts for 31 yards, LG 13, and 7 kickoff returns for 151 yards, LG 42…Named Runner-Up, CFL Special Teams Player of the Week… Week 5, Started at WR/KR in loss at Montreal… Returned 4 kickoffs for 74 yards, LG 23, 18.5 AVG…Week 6, Started at WR/RS in win at Edmonton…Caught 5 passes for 56 yards, LG with 3 punt returns for 35 yards, LG 16…Week 7, Started at WR and recorded his first-career 100+ yard game and multi-touchdown game (14/08/10) in win vs. Montreal…Became first Argo of 2010 to record a 100-yard receiving game…Finished game with 6 catches for 163 yards, 2 TDs, 6 punt returns for 43 yards, 7.2 AVG, LG 12 and 2 kickoffs for 85 yards, LG 57, 42.5 AVG…In all, totalled 291 all-purpose yards… Named CFL Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career…Week 8, Started at WR in loss vs. Hamilton… Returned 4 punts for 67 yards, LG 37... Completed his first career pass (20/08/10) on a double-reverse-and-throw to Ryan Christian for a 37-yard gain…Week 9, Started at WR/KR in Labour Day Classic loss at Hamilton and had a terrific game…Recorded 210 all-purpose yards and finished second on team in receiving with 7 catches for 82 yards… Also had 3 kickoff returns for 67 yards, LG 29, and 1 missed field goal return for 29 yards…Week 10, Started at WR/KR in loss at B.C…Returned 6 punts for 66 yards, LG 18, 5 kickoffs for 112 yards, LG 40 and one missed field goal return for 82 yards…Week 11, Started at WR/KR in win vs. Winnipeg… Returned a career-high 8 punts for career-high 125 yards with an 80-punt return touchdown, his third kick return for a touchdown of the season…Also had 4 kickoff returns for 93 yards, LG 30… Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for second time in his career…Week 12, Started at WR/KR in Touchdown Atlantic loss vs. Edmonton…Caught 5 passes for 62 yards, LG 28…Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Month for September for the first time in his career…Week 13, Started at WR/KR in loss vs. Saskatchewan…Had 6 punt returns for 133 yards, LG 34, AVG 22.2, and 6 kickoff returns for 167 yards, LG 33, AVG 27.8…Finished with 309 combined yards…Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for fourth time in his career…Week 14, Started at WR/KR in win at Saskatchewan…Returned 7 punts for 55 yards, LG 25, and 3 kickoffs for 72 yards, LG 29…Week 15, Started at WR/KR in loss vs. Hamilton…Returned 8 punts for 75 yards, LG 21, 5 kickoffs for 97 yards, LG 28, and caught 3 passes for 30 yards, LG 13…In all, he finished with 202 combined yards… Week 16, Started at WR/KR and accumulated 200 all-purpose yards in win at Winnipeg…Returned his fourth kick for a touchdown (109 yards on a missed field goal return on the final play of the first half) putting him in sole possession of second-place for most kick return TDs in a season, behind Bashir Levingston with 5 in 2003, returned 5 punt returns for 60 yards, LG 30 and caught 4 passes for 31 yards, LG 11…Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for fourth time in 2010, his fifth CFL player of the week award on the season…Week 17, Started at KR/WR and had another terrific game…Totalled 308 combined yards (surpassed for third time this season), including 1 catch for a 14-yard TD (seventh touchdown of season), 4 punt returns for 111 yards, LG 62, 4 kickoffs for 123 yards, LG 51, and 1 missed field goal return for 60 yards…Became second different Argonauts player ever to achieve at least 1,000 punt return yards in a season, and fifth player in CFL history to record 1,000 punt & kickoff return yards in a season… Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week…Named Special Teams Player of the Month for October…Week 18, Added to IR (calf) for win at Montreal…2010 Playoffs Started at WR/KR for Eastern Semi-Final win at Hamilton…Caught 3 passes for 5 yards, LG 2, returned 3 punts for 16 yards, LG 10, and 2 kickoffs for 37 yards, LG 20…Started at WR/KR for Eastern Final loss at Montreal…Caught 1 pass for 10 yards, returned 2 punts for 5 yards, LG 11, and returned 2 kickoffs for 95 yards, LG 48.
2009: Signed a practice roster agreement with the Montreal Alouettes on July 14…Dressed in 1 game, Week 18 at Toronto, and recorded 2 kickoffs for 80 yards, LG 43, 3 punt returns for 10 yards, LG 8, and 1 reception for 10 yards.
2008: Released by Jacksonville in January…Signed with the Colorado Crush (AFL) in March…Recorded 674 yards and nine touchdowns on 66 receptions, 13 yards and six majors on 12 carries and 983 yards and one touchdown on 48 kick returns.
2007: Signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in January and attended training camp…Played in one pre-season game recording 96 yards on 5 kickoff returns…Released by Tampa Bay in August…Re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent in December.
2006: Registered 56 yards on nine punt returns with the Jaguars on the season…Released by Jacksonville in December
2005: Selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 6th Round (185th Overall) in the NFL Draft…Played one game for the Jaguars recording six yards on three punt returns…Added to the club’s practice roster for remainder of the season.
Chad majored in sociology at Hawaii. He and his wife Rena have three children, Chad Jr., Areana and Sierra-Lynn, and are proud Christians. He attended Roosevelt High School in Honolulu where he was a three-sport letter winner. Chad spent his off-season training in Hawaii and spending time with the family. He also enjoys golfing, going to the beach and playing video games. His favourite quote is, "The greatness of a man should not be determined by his success in life, but by what he is able to overcome."
Chad majored in sociology at Hawaii. His wife is Rena and his three children are Chad Jr., Areana and Sierra-Lynn. He attended Roosevelt High School in Honolulu where he was a three-sport letter winner.