Friday, June 18, 2021

78 days to WCU Football Kickoff - #78 Garrett Bowman







Welcome to the eleventh annual Catamount Football "100 days to Football Kickoff Countdown". During the countdown, we'll highlight the player whose number corresponds to that day in the countdown. 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 Saturday.

Since the official 2021 Catamount Football Roster has not yet been published, we'll use the 2021 Catamount Football Preseason Roster for jersey numbers until the new roster is posted, at which point we'll switch to the official roster for the remainder of the countdown.

It's now 78 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on Saturday, September 4th, 2021, against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, in E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field, Cullowhee, NC.

Today, we'll highlight an Offensive Lineman:

#78 Garrett Bowman








POSITION Offensive Line
HEIGHT 6-4
WEIGHT 270
CLASS Redshirt Sophomore
HOMETOWN Arab, Ala.
HIGH SCHOOL Arab HS










2020-21 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in five games as a reserve along the offensive line and on special teams … Did not record any official statistics playing along the offensive line.

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.