I just wrote about DeSean Jackson and how he is one of the most electrifying receivers in college football, well today I was watching highlights of Adarius Bowman of Oklahoma State(pictured below) and he certainly ranks among the nation's elite pigskin catchers. He's one of my favorite players to watch and he is an excellent example of what a person can do with a second chance in this world. He was dismissed from UNC in 2004 by John Bunting when he and two other teammates were cited for marijuana possession. "I always think about that," Bowman said. "Every time that does cross my mind I thank God for Coach Gundy for giving me that second chance and allowing me to grow and learn from my mistakes rather than repeating them."
Oklahoma State receiver Adarius Bowman is one of the most dangerous receivers in college football in the open field!
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has been handsomely rewarded for bringing Bowman to Stillwater. In 2006, Bowman established himself as one of the most dynamic receivers in all of college football. He and quarterback Bobby Reid were one of the best quarterback-receiver duos in the country. Last year Bowman hauled in 60 catches for 1,181 yards, averaging an astounding 19.1 yards per catch! He finished 11th nationally and second in Big 12, averaging 90.85 yards per game. The Chattanooga, Tennesee native had a field day against the Kansas Jayhawk secondary, snagging 13 balls for 300 yards and four touchdowns. Simply unreal. His dazzling display of 13 catches was good enough for second in Oklahoma State history. Guess who that ties him with? That receiver would be the legendary Rashaun Woods(pictured below), who is one of the best players I have ever seen in college football.
Watch Oklahoma State quarterback Josh Fields connect with Rashaun Woods.
Woods was only the eighth player in NCAA history to gain over 1,000 receiving yards three times in a career. Woods has his name plastered all over the Oklahoma State record books. One of his more impressive records came when he hauled in seven touchdowns against SMU in 2003. Woods also set the record for most receiving yards in a single game(243) in that contest. Of course, that was until this season, when Bowman shredded the record with his 300-yard outburst against the Jayhawks! Either way, Rashaun Woods is a name that college football fans likely won't forget anytime soon. He didn't have any success at all in the NFL over the past few seasons, but recently signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL in late July. Best of luck to him and his amazing set of hands.
Oklahoma State Cowboy legend Rashaun Woods was one of the greatest receivers in college football history.
Back to Adarius Bowman. Look for him and Bobby Reid to hook up early and often this college football season for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Bowman actually has his own wesbite on the Oklahoma State athletics webiste. Check it out: http://www.bowman12.com/index.html. He won't win the Heisman Trophy, but Bowman will likely be a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award, annually given to the top receiver in the nation. It will be tough to beat out DeSean Jackson of Cal, but it could get interesting. Look for Adarius Bowman and his dazzling display of size(6'4, 220 lbs.), hands, and electrifying speed in the open field to come to a college football stadium near you this fall!
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