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Bowden Tabbed Big South Special Teams Player of the Week
Following a standout performance against Monmouth on Saturday, Liberty's Grant Bowden has been named this week's Big South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
The senior finished the game with five punts for 201 yards, averaging 40.2 yards per punt. Two of his five punts pinned the Hawks inside their own 20-yard line, while four of the five punts ended with a fair catch.
Monmouth's first drive of the game started at its own one-yard line following a 35-yard punt by Bowden. Three plays later, Liberty quickly got on the scoreboard when the Flames recorded their first safety since 2006.
Since transferring to Liberty from Virginia Tech, Bowden has averaged 40 or more yards per punt in seven out of 13 games played.
This is the third time Bowden has been named Big South Special Teams Player of the Week. The senior took home the same honors the final two regular season weeks in 2012.
Bowden was one of four players the Big South honored this week, as he was joined by VMI quarterback Erik Kordenbrock (Offensive Player of the Week), Coastal Carolina linebacker Quinn Backus (Defensive Player of the Week) and Coastal Carolina safety Alex Scearce (Freshman of the Week).
Bowden and the Flames will welcome Morgan State to Williams Stadium on Saturday during Hall of Fame Weekend. Kickoff for the non-conference game is slated for 7 p.m.