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{{For|those of a similar name|David Bowen (disambiguation)}}
 
{{Infobox NFL player
 
{{Infobox NFL player
 
|name=David Bowens
 
|name=David Bowens
 
|image=
 
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|currentteam=Free Agent
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|position=[[Linebacker]]
|currentposition=Linebacker
 
 
|birth_date={{Birth date and age|1977|7|3}}
 
|birth_date={{Birth date and age|1977|7|3}}
|birth_place=Denver, Colorado
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|birth_place=[[Denver, Colorado]]
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|heightin=3
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|weight=265
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|weight_lbs = 265
|debutyear=1999
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|high_school = [[St. Mary's Preparatory]]<br/>{{nowrap|([[Orchard Lake Village, Michigan]])}}
|debutteam=Denver Broncos
 
 
|college=[[Western Illinois Leathernecks football|Western Illinois]]
 
|college=[[Western Illinois Leathernecks football|Western Illinois]]
 
|draftyear=1999
 
|draftyear=1999
 
|draftround=5
 
|draftround=5
 
|draftpick=158
 
|draftpick=158
|pastteams=<nowiki></nowiki>
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|pastteams=
 
* [[Denver Broncos]] ({{NFL Year|1999}})
 
* [[Denver Broncos]] ({{NFL Year|1999}})
 
* [[Green Bay Packers]] ({{NFL Year|2000}})
 
* [[Green Bay Packers]] ({{NFL Year|2000}})
 
* [[Buffalo Bills]] ({{NFL Year|2001}})*
 
* [[Buffalo Bills]] ({{NFL Year|2001}})*
 
* [[Washington Redskins]] ({{NFL Year|2001}})*
 
* [[Washington Redskins]] ({{NFL Year|2001}})*
* [[Miami Dolphins]] (2001–{{NFL Year|2006}})
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* [[Miami Dolphins]] ({{NFL Year|2001}}–{{NFL Year|2006}})
 
* [[New York Jets]] ({{NFL Year|2007}}–{{NFL Year|2008}})
 
* [[New York Jets]] ({{NFL Year|2007}}–{{NFL Year|2008}})
 
* [[Cleveland Browns]] ({{NFL Year|2009}}–{{NFL Year|2010}})
 
* [[Cleveland Browns]] ({{NFL Year|2009}}–{{NFL Year|2010}})
:<small>*Inactive and/or offseason member only</small>
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|pastteamsnote=yes
 
|status=Active
 
|status=Active
|highlights=<nowiki></nowiki>
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|highlights=
 
* [[Division I (NCAA)#Football Championship Subdivision|Division I-AA]] [[All-America]]n (1998)
 
* [[Division I (NCAA)#Football Championship Subdivision|Division I-AA]] [[All-America]]n (1998)
* [[Ed Block Courage Award]] (2004)
 
|statweek=17
 
|statseason=2010
 
 
|statlabel1=[[Tackle (football move)|Tackle]]s
 
|statlabel1=[[Tackle (football move)|Tackle]]s
 
|statvalue1=298
 
|statvalue1=298
 
|statlabel2=[[Quarterback sack|Sack]]s
 
|statlabel2=[[Quarterback sack|Sack]]s
 
|statvalue2=38.5
 
|statvalue2=38.5
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|nfl=BOW130962
 
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'''David Walter Bowens''' (born July 3, 1977 in [[Denver, Colorado]]) is an [[American football]] [[linebacker]] who is currently a [[free agent]] of the [[National Football League]]. He was drafted by the [[Denver Broncos]] in the fifth round of the [[1999 NFL Draft]]. He played [[college football]] at [[Western Illinois Leathernecks football|Western Illinois]].
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'''David Walter Bowens''' (born July 3, 1977) is a former [[American football]] [[linebacker]] who played twelve seasons in the [[National Football League]]. He was drafted by the [[Denver Broncos]] in the fifth round of the [[1999 NFL Draft]]. He played [[college football]] at [[Western Illinois Leathernecks football|Western Illinois]].
   
 
Bowens has also been a member of the [[Green Bay Packers]], [[Buffalo Bills]], [[Washington Redskins]], [[Miami Dolphins]], [[New York Jets]], and [[Cleveland Browns]].
 
Bowens has also been a member of the [[Green Bay Packers]], [[Buffalo Bills]], [[Washington Redskins]], [[Miami Dolphins]], [[New York Jets]], and [[Cleveland Browns]].
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==Professional career==
 
==Professional career==
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===Denver Broncos===
 
===Denver Broncos===
 
Bowens was originally [[NFL Draft|drafted]] in the fifth round (158th overall) of the [[1999 NFL Draft]] out of [[Western Illinois University]] by the [[Denver Broncos]].
 
Bowens was originally [[NFL Draft|drafted]] in the fifth round (158th overall) of the [[1999 NFL Draft]] out of [[Western Illinois University]] by the [[Denver Broncos]].
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/player.php?id=3725 Cleveland Browns bio]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20090528174345/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/team/player.php?id=3725 Cleveland Browns bio]
*[http://www.newyorkjets.com/team/all_time/player/1232-david-bowens New York Jets bio]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20100122223105/http://www.newyorkjets.com/team/all_time/player/1232-david-bowens New York Jets bio]
   
 
{{Broncos1999DraftPicks}}
 
{{Broncos1999DraftPicks}}
   
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| NAME = Bowens, David
 
| ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
 
| SHORT DESCRIPTION = [[American football]] player
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = July 3, 1977
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = Denver, Colorado
 
| DATE OF DEATH =
 
| PLACE OF DEATH =
 
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Bowens, David}}
 
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[[Category:1977 births]]
 
[[Category:1977 births]]
 
[[Category:Living people]]
 
[[Category:Living people]]
[[Category:Sportspeople from Denver, Colorado]]
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[[Category:Sportspeople from Denver]]
 
[[Category:Players of American football from Colorado]]
 
[[Category:Players of American football from Colorado]]
 
[[Category:African-American players of American football]]
 
[[Category:African-American players of American football]]
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[[Category:New York Jets players]]
 
[[Category:New York Jets players]]
 
[[Category:Cleveland Browns players]]
 
[[Category:Cleveland Browns players]]
[[Category:Ed Block Courage Award recipients]]
 

Latest revision as of 09:06, September 4, 2019

For those of a similar name, see David Bowen (disambiguation).
David Bowens
No. 52, 96     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-07-03) July 3, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Career information
College: Western Illinois
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 158
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 1999)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Division I-AA All-American (1998)
Tackles     298
Sacks     38.5
Interceptions     4
Stats at NFL.com

David Walter Bowens (born July 3, 1977) is a former American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Illinois.

Bowens has also been a member of the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, and Cleveland Browns.

Early yearsEdit

Bowens attended St. Mary's Preparatory in Orchard Lake, Michigan and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track and field. In basketball, he won All-State honors.

College careerEdit

Bowens started his college career at the University of Michigan for two seasons before he transferred to Western Illinois. He majored in accounting.

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

Bowens was originally drafted in the fifth round (158th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft out of Western Illinois University by the Denver Broncos.

Green Bay PackersEdit

Bowens played for the Green Bay Packers in 2000, recording 3.5 sacks.

Miami DolphinsEdit

Bowens played with the Miami Dolphins from 2001 to 2006.

New York JetsEdit

On March 27, he agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Jets worth more than $6 million. He was released by the Jets on February 19, 2009.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Bowens was signed to a four-year, $7.2 million contract by the Cleveland Browns on March 10, 2009.[1] The move reunited him with head coach Eric Mangini, for whom he played while with the Jets. On October 24, 2010, he caught and returned two interceptions for touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints, one for 64 yards and another for 30 yards. These were vital plays and led to the Browns upset win over the Saints, 30-17.

On February 9, 2011, the Browns released Bowens.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jets Release Tight End Baker SI.com, February 20, 2009

External linksEdit

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