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Grant Bowden

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

Previous School:

Hometown: Centreville, Va.

An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff
• Comes from a strong special teams program at Virginia Tech
• No. 1 punter coming out of the spring
• Averaged 42 yards per punt during the spring
• Has great hang time on his punts, but needs to work on a quicker delivery
• Can easily be one of the best punters in this league
• Has some great athletic ability

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

Prep
• Competed for 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
• Opponents returned for just 27 yards against his punts in 2008
• Also competed in men's rowing, racing in two state championships and two national championships

Personal
• Son of Tim and Denise Bowden
• Brother, Chris Hall, punted at Florida State from 2001-05
• 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 Sept. 17
• Graduated from Virginia Tech with a major in finance
• Majoring in theological studies at Liberty Theological Seminary