Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs WR: Humble Superstar on the Rise

Jabber HeadSenior Analyst IJune 28, 2010

Dwayne Bowe has been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs since he was Drafted in the First Round of the 2007 Draft as the 23rd overall pick.

Drawing comparisons to Hines Ward, Bowe was considered one of the best receiver's available in the 2007 Draft.

He went over the next two years to prove that speculation was correct, as no other player selected in the 2007 NFL Draft topped his reception tally, and in the 2007-2008, only Detroit’s WR Calvin Johnson had more receiving yards than Bowe.

Bowe has proven to be a fearless, dedicated runner, not afraid to go across the middle, showing an ability to adjust his speed in order to make most catches. He is also able to perform leaps in order to make some truly amazing mid air snatches.

According to STATS, LLC, Dwayne Bowe racked up 1,022 yards in 2008 to register his initial 1,000-yard campaign, was voted the club’s Mack Lee Hill Award Winner as the team’s top rookie or first-year player in 2007 when he led all NFL rookie pass catchers with 70 catches for 995 yards, (the top marks by a rookie in Chiefs history).

His 70 receptions were the most by a rookie wide receiver among the 34 pass catchers selected in the first round since 2000. He registered a TD catch in each of his first three starts, becoming the first Chiefs rookie since the AFL-NFL merger to accomplish that feat, and recorded a pair of 100-yard receiving games in 2007, (becoming only the third rookie in Chiefs history to do that).

He was thrust into the lineup as a rookie after WR Eddie Kennison was injured on the first play of the 2007 season at Houston (9/9/07), and made his first NFL start the following week at Chicago (9/16/07), showing no signs thereafter of relinquishing that role.

Bowe was also named to the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team, becoming the first Chiefs wide receiver to earn that honor since WR Sylvester Morris in 2000.


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