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John Bowie
John Bowie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Northland

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
05/11/1984

Experience:
2L


2006: The pleasant surprise in the secondary...shed the injury jinx and assumed the starting role at cornerback in preseason practice...was among the team tackling leaders all season (31 stops), showing the ability to tackle in the open field...great speed makes him a outstanding in coverage...recorded a career-high 10 tackles vs. Pittsburgh...also returned a fumble 24 yards vs. the Panthers...recorded an interception vs. Miami (Ohio) that stopped on scoring threat and ended another drive with a timely break-up, earning BIG EAST Honor Roll honors...competed for the UC track team, his first track competition since high school, in the spring of 2006 and won the BIG EAST 100 meter title...also anchored the winning 4x100 relay team that claimed the league title and qualified for the NCAA Championships.

2005: Promising season was cut short by an arm injury...opened the season in a three-player rotation at the cornerback positions...had four tackles vs. Eastern Michigan...started the Penn State game but sustained an injury which sidelined him for the season.

2004: Saw extensive action in the secondary at cornerback...played in 10 games...made three tackles in the win over Miami (Ohio)...had nine total tackles...earned his second letter.

2003: Saw action in the final eight games, mainly on special teams...had two tackles vs. Louisville...finished with three total tackles...earned his first letter.

2002: Redshirted as a defensive back...was expected to see playing time until suffering a hip injury which sidelined him for the first month of the season...made the travel team for the New Orleans Bowl.

High School: Second team all-state choice by the Associated Press as a senior at Northland High, playing for coach Jim Miranda...two-way starter, compiling 628 all-purpose yards on offense and 24 tackles and eight pass breakups on defense...first team all-city and all-district choice...special mention all-city honoree as a junior, making 39 tackles with six interceptions and 350 return yards...competed in three events in track, owning personal bests of 10.5 in the 100 meters, 21.6 in the 200 meters and 48.6 in the 400 meters...anchored the 400 meter relay team for Ohio that won the title at the Midwest Meet of Champions...finished third in the 100 meters and fourth in the 200 at the state championships as a senior...also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Born May 11, 1984 in Columbus, Ohio...son of John, Sr. and Benita Bowie...has one sister and one brother.

Academic Major: Criminal Justice. Honors: Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Winter 2004, Fall 2004, Winter 2005, Winter 2006).