Tim Bowens
No. 95     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-02-07) February 7, 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth: Okolona, Mississippi
Career information
College: Mississippi
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Debuted in 1994 for the Miami Dolphins
Last played in 2004 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 1994 2004)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl (1998, 2002)
Career NFL statistics as of 2004
Tackles     407
Quarterback sacks     22
Interceptions     1
Stats at

Tim Bowens (born February 7, 1973) is a former American football defensive tackle who played eleven seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Mississippi, and was chosen with the 20th pick of the 1994 NFL Draft draft by the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins received some initial criticism for the pick, because he was overweight and had only played nine games in his college career at Mississippi.[1] In his rookie year in 1994, Bowens was named The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.[2] He played with the Miami Dolphins for 12 years[3] before he retired after the 2004 NFL season after back injuries took their toll.

High school careerEdit

At Okolona High School in Okolona, Mississippi, Tim Bowens was an All-State pick as a senior and an All-District pick as a junior and senior. As a senior, he led his team to the Class AA semifinals and an 11-2 record. He was also a two-year letter winner in basketball. A freak lawnmower accident in school left him without three toes on his left foot; however, it did not hinder his performance.[4]


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dana Stubblefield
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Hugh Douglas

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