Mike Owen enters his ninth season with the Packers' player personnel department and sixth as a college scout covering the Northeast region in 2020. He joined the team on May 23, 2012, as a college scout.
Prior to joining the Packers, Owen spent two seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Riverhead (N.Y.) High School, where he coached the tight ends and helped with the linebackers. He was a four-year letterman (2006-09) at Syracuse University, where he played tight end, defensive end and linebacker during his career. Elected a team captain as a senior, Owen finished his career with 36 receptions for 319 yards (8.9 avg.) and three touchdowns.
Owen played in all 12 games with 10 starts as a senior in '09 and hauled in 12 passes for 93 yards (7.8 avg.) and a TD. As a junior, he started 11 contests and ranked No. 2 on the team with 19 catches for 175 yards (9.2 avg.) and two TDs. He recorded single-game career highs for receptions (five), receiving yards (59) and receiving TDs (two) vs. Akron that season.
Owen moved to tight end prior to the 2007 season after having switched to defensive end from linebacker before the '06 campaign. He posted a career-best three tackles on special teams vs. Louisville in 2007. Owen earned a degree in child and family studies at Syracuse.
At Riverhead High, Owen was ranked the No. 18 outside linebacker in the nation by Tom Lemming on ESPN.com. He was also rated the No. 9 prospect in New York by Rivals.com and the 12th-best prospect in the state by SuperPrep. Owen played in the 2005 Governor's Bowl, an all-star game featuring the top prospects from New York and New Jersey.
As a senior in 2004, Owen recorded 51 tackles, two sacks and an interception despite battling through an elbow injury throughout the season. As a junior, he posted 113 tackles and a fumble recovery on his way to earning all-county and second-team All-Long Island honors. Owen was named the team MVP as a junior and earned the 2004 Pat Kelly Award for overcoming serious injury. He also won the Carl Smith Award in '03 for outstanding achievement in academics and athletics.
Owen and his wife, Mandee Jo, reside in Riverhead, N.Y., with their sons, Jaxson and Bryson.