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NFL Draft prospect Tyler Owens ‘doesn’t believe in space’ or other planets

Tyler Owens
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Tyler Owens is not among the most well-known prospects at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Texas Tech safety isn’t viewed as one of the highest-rated players at his position, but Owens could make waves with his 40-yard dash, which he says “should be in the 4.2s somewhere.”

However, when it comes to astronomy, Owens has a theory that’s out of this world. Well, not really. The 22-year-old doesn’t think there is anything outside of planet Earth.

“I don’t believe in space … like, you know, I’m religious, so I think like … we’re on our own right now. I don’t think there’s, like, other planets and stuff like that. I don’t know.”

“I used to believe in the heliocentric thing. Like we used to revolve around the sun and stuff, but then I started seeing flat Earth stuff, and I was like, that’s kind of interesting. They started bringing up some valid points. I mean, I don’t know. It could be real. It could be bull. I don’t know.”

NFL Draft prospect Tyler Owens

Depending on how well he performs during defensive back drills on Friday, Owens’s comments could garner far more attention than his athletic abilities. Either way, Owens has a unique perspective on life outside of football.

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