All-Atlantic 10 Conference candidate ? Looks to be one of UMass? starters at cornerback ? Moved from wide receiver to the defensive backfield prior to the 2000 season ? Has played in 35 career games, making five starts.
2000: Shared time with Rob Green at one cornerback spot ? Played in every game of the season, starting three times ? Also a key contributor on special teams ? Totaled 18 tackles on the season ? Made four tackles at Rhode Island in the season finale ? Had three total tackles against Delaware, including the first sack of his collegiate career ? Made six solo tackles against Villanova in his first defensive start ? Recorded a tackle and a forced fumble against New Haven ? Made three tackles against William & Mary ? Named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters ? Also named to the Dean?s List in the spring.
1999: Played in every game of the season, both on special teams and on offense ? Started against Delaware ? Had three tackles on special teams ? Caught a pass for five yards against Connecticut ? Also attempted four passes on the season.
1998: Played in 11 games as a backup wideout ? Earned his only start against James Madison ? Threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Moore on a reverse in the home game against Connecticut ? Completed a 60-yard pass to Moore for a touchdown against Buffalo.
Before UMass: Played for John Murphy at Mastbaum High School ? Talented, mobile option quarterback in high school ? Earned All-State honors as a senior ? First team All-Philadelphia choice at defensive back in his senior season by the Philadelphia Inquirer ? Second team All-Philadelphia selection at defensive back and honorable mention All-Philadelphia choice at quarterback by the Philadelphia Daily News as a senior ? Led Mastbaum to an 8-2 overall record and the Philadelphia Public League semifinals in his senior campaign ? His high school team lost only four games during his four years ? Also played shortstop on the baseball team at Mastbaum ? Captain of both the football and baseball teams during his senior year.
Personal: Full name is Edward Kevin Bowman ? Son of Ed and Cathever Bowman ? Born January 13, 1978, in Philadelphia, Pa. ? Majoring in Sociology.
Bowman's Defensive Statistics