2014 (Redshirt) Owen redshirted during his first season as a Husker.
Before Nebraska Dylan Owen was one of two out-of-state prospects in Nebraska's 2014 walk-on class, joining the Huskers after spending the 2013 season at Bridgton Academy in Maine. Owen is originally from Westchester, N.Y., and graduated from Somers High School in Lincolndale, N.Y., in 2013. As a senior at Somers High, Owen made 61 tackles, including 45 solo stops, while adding three sacks and a pass breakup. His play helped Somers to a 10-1 record, before losing in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. As a senior at Somers, Owen earned New York Class A All-state first-team honors on defense, and he was also named to the MSG Varsity All-Section 1 first-team defensive unit. Owen is the son of Richard and Charlyse Owen, and he was born on Dec. 18, 1995. Owen is related to former Nebraska offensive lineman Jerry Minnick, who earned All-America honors in 1952.