FINALLY: Burgess Owens’ Opponent Concedes. Owens wins back Utah’s 4th Congressional District seat for Republicans. “Congressman-elect Burgess Owens got the call Monday that he’d been waiting for from Utah’s only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, conceding their 4th Congressional District race that has been too close to call since Election Day on Nov. 3.”

In 1973, Burgess was “drafted in the 1st round by the NY Jets. Later that year he was selected as the Jets Rookie of the Year and to the NFL’s All- Rookie team. He led the Jets defense in interceptions 5 of 7 years and was selected as the team Defensive Captain for three seasons. After being traded to the Oakland Raiders, Burgess lead the Raiders defensive squad in tackles on their way to a Super Bowl Championship in 1980.”