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Alvin Bowen
No. 15     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-12-24) December 24, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth: East Orange, New Jersey
Career information
College: Iowa State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2008 2009)
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-KJCCC (2004)
  • 2x Second-team All-Big 12 (2006-2007)
Tackles     1
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca

Alvin Bowen (born December 24, 1983) is a gridiron football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Iowa State. Bowen has also played for the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, and the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders.

Born in East Orange, New Jersey, Bowen was raised in nearby Montclair, where he played football at Montclair High School.[1]

College careerEdit

Bowen attended and played college football at Iowa State. During his junior year, he recorded 155 tackles (finishing second in the nation),[2] one interception, and one fumble recovery. During his senior season, Bowen recorded 99 tackles, one interception, and one fumble recovery.

Buffalo BillsEdit

Bowen was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. During training camp on August 1, Bowen suffered a serious knee injury. He was waived/injured on August 7 and subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.

He was released by the Bills on September 5, 2009. He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 6, and was released on September 22.

He was on the team again for weeks 13–17[3] due to the Bills suffering a string of injuries to their linebackers. Linebackers Paul Posluzny, Marcus Buggs, Kawika Mitchell and Keith Ellison all missed time due to injury.[4]

Washington RedskinsEdit

Bowen was signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad on September 24. He was later promoted to the active roster on November 30, 2009. After one season, he was released from the Redskins on June 9, 2010.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

Bowen signed with the Seattle Seahawks on August 7, 2010. He was waived on August 17.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Bowen signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 20, 2010. He was released on September 4. He was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was signed from the practice squad on September 19 and waived on September 28. He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 30.

On August 13, 2011, Bowen was waived by the Jaguars.

Denver BroncosEdit

On August 15, 2011, he was claimed off waivers by the Denver Broncos.

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

On March 8, 2012, Alvin Bowen signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. On April 19, Bowen was released by the 'Riders.

Calgary StampedersEdit

Bowen signed with the Calgary Stampeders on October 10, 2012.[5] He was released by the Stampeders on October 13, 2014.[6]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Bowen was signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders' practice roster on October 23, 2014.[7] He was released by the Roughriders on November 13, 2014.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Alvin Bowen, Iowa State Cyclones football. Accessed March 14, 2018. "Hometown: East Orange, N.J.; Highschool: Montclair"
  2. "2006 Leaders" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/2006-leaders.html.
  3. Alvin Bowen. "Alvin Bowen". Buffalo Bills. http://www.buffalobills.com/team/roster/alvin-bowen/bf213be5-2168-4021-9f9c-a8ce301951ea/. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  4. "Buffalo Bills Dreadful Midseason Injury Analysis". Bleacher Report. November 9, 2009. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/287065-buffalo-bills-dreadful-mid-season-injury-analysis. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  5. "Alvin Bowen". Calgary Stampeders. October 10, 2012. http://www.stampeders.com/roster/show/id/4803. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  6. "October 2014". cfl.ca/. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141226135515/http://www.cfl.ca/page/transactions. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  7. "RIDERS TRANSACTION- OCTOBER 23". riderville.com. October 23, 2014. http://www.riderville.com/article/riders-transaction-october-23. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  8. "Transactions". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141226135515/http://www.cfl.ca/page/transactions. Retrieved November 20, 2014.

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