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Terrell Owens has been making headlines for much more than his football career for the past three years and now the former NFL star is recruiting spiritual coach Iyanla Vanzant to help fix his life.
Owens recently took to Twitter to reveal that he would participate in "Iyanla: Fix My Life" on media maven Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network. The veteran wideout alluded to the fact that Vanzant was helping him figure out who he is.
"Been an emotional yet insightful day. After 39 yrs I'm learning who Terrell Owens really is (SIC)," Owens tweeted recently. "All this time I thought I knew. @IyanlaVanzant."
Owens did not expect the past three years of his life to be such a whirlwind and although he has not played in a regular NFL season game since 2010, the 39-year-old wideout has been vocal about his faith in God getting him to and through his next chapter.
Owens, a six-time Pro Bowler, is known as being a vital part of the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals from 1996 through 2010. The veteran wide-receiver was the first to score a touchdown in seven straight "Monday Night Football" games and was also the second NFL player to record five seasons with 13 or more touchdowns.
After an ACL injury in 2011 caused the wideout to undergo surgery, he has been public about trying to return to the NFL with a televised workout in Oct. 2011, a stint in the IFL and a short run with the Seattle Seahawks that did not take him past the 2012-2013 preseason.
While Owens admits that he may have a small window of time before officially retiring from the NFL, he maintained that "my faith in God will see me through."
Although Owens may be gearing up to end his NFL career, he told The Christian Post about some lessons that he would teach himself as a 22-year-old coming into the league.
"Dear 22-year-old self, remember what your grandmother told you about trusting people. There will be people that will smile in your face and talk about you soon as you turn your back and not everybody is your friend, they don't mean you no good (that's how she said it)," Owens told CP with a laugh. "Always remember what it says in the book of Philippians, chapter 4, verse 13: 'I can do all things through him who strengthens me."