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Grant Bowden

Class: Senior
Position: P
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190

Previous School:

Hometown: Centreville, Va.

2012 (Jr.)
• Big South All-Conference second team punter
• Twice named Big South Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 12, Nov. 19)
• Ranked No. 2 in the Big South in punting average (39.4), totaling 2,362 yards
• Averaged 40 or more yards per punt in six games
• A total of 18 out of his 60 punts pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line
• Punted for an average of 44.3 yards, with a career-long 57-yard punt in win over nationally-ranked Stony Brook (Nov. 10)
• His 443 yards punting versus Stony Brook were the third most in a single game in program history
• Three of his 10 punts against Stony Brook went for 50 or more yards
• Pinned Stony Brook (Nov. 10) and VMI (Nov. 17) inside the 20-yard line four times each

Previous School
• Transferred from Virginia Tech, where he made the team as a punter
• Redshirted in 2009
• Named to ACC Honor Roll two times
• Named to AD Honor Roll in 2009

• Graduated from Westfield High School
• Helped team win the 2007 state championship as a junior punter
• Team captain as a senior
• All-District and All-Region in 2008
• Punted 28 times for a 39.0 yard average as a senior, with seven punts inside the 10 and three inside the five

• Son of Tim and Denise Bowden
• Brother, Chris Hall, punted at Florida State from 2001-05, who was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award (top collegiate punter in the country)
• Brother, Brent Bowden, punted at Virginia Tech from 2005-09, and was drafted in the 6th Round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
• Birthday is April 17
• Graduated from Virginia Tech with a major in finance
• Completed his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty last year
• Currently pursuing a second postgraduate degree at Liberty (MBA)