Friday, June 19, 2020

78 Days 'till WCU Football Kickoff - #78 Garrett Bowman

It's now 78 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Saturday, September 5th, 2020 at 3 pm, against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, in Roy Kid Stadium, Richmond, KY.

To help pass those long summer days, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, and knowledgeable of the team members, we'll continue the football countdown each day until kickoff day.

Today we'll highlight an offensive lineman:

#78 Garrett Bowman

POSITION Offensive Line
CLASS Redshirt Sophomore

2019 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 10 of the team’s 12 seasonal games with one start … Made his first collegiate start at nationally-ranked FBS opponent, Alabama (Nov. 23) … Did not record any official statistics playing along the offensive line.

2018 (Freshman): Saw action in one game, making his collegiate debut on the road at Mercer (Oct. 20) … Did not record any official statistics playing along the offensive line … Expected to take a redshirt.

Prior to Western Carolina: Recruited as an offensive lineman … Two-year varsity letter winner on both the offensive and defensive line for high school coach Adam Gilbert … Credited with 72 career tackles including 46 as a senior … Credited with 20 career tackles for loss including nine sacks … Added four receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown as a senior … Name first team All-Marshall County and earned all-region plaudits … Earned Zaxby’s Player of the Game eight times during his junior and senior years including five times in his final season.

Personal: Full name is Matthew Garrett Bowman … Is the son of Lisa and Joel Bowman … Has two younger siblings, John Brady and Drew.


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