He went on to play football at the University of Georgia (UGA) from 1957-1959 and professionally with the Saint Louis Cardinals and the Boston Patriots. Towns" athletic career began at Athens High School, where he played football and was recruited to run the hurdles on the track team His ability allowed him to be a starter for the UGA Bulldogs in his sophomore year.
He lettered in football and track, and in 1959 was notable as the Securities and Exchange Commission leader in receptions and receiving yards, and sixth in receiving touchdowns.
After graduation, he was selected in the eleventh round of the 1960 NFL draft by the Saint Louis Cardinals where he played four games, then played two games for the Boston Patriots in 1961 before ending his professional football career. Following his football career, he maintained his connection to the sport by officiating Securities and Exchange Commission football for 30 years.
After professional football, Towns worked for and retired from American Family Life Assurance Company and retired from the United States. Army at the rank of colonel. He also became active in numerous hereditary and lineage organizations and was the Historian General of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
In 2015, he died in Athens, Georgia at the age of 76.
Towns graduated from UGA with Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees and was the Distinguished Military Graduate, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Scabbard and Blade, Georgia Football Lettermen"s Club, "G" Club, Gridiron Secret Society, and Who"s Who in American Colleges and Universities.