Mark Story

July 29, 2013

Mark Story: Dallas Owens and the play that launched a 10-1 UK football season

In 1977, the Kentucky defensive back from Lafayette High School made an interception that launched a road upset of No. 4 Penn State and helped turn a UK football season from a wobbly start into a 10-1 joy ride. Owens, 56, died Sunday from brain tumors.

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About Mark Story

Mark Story


I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.