Got his first varsity playing time in 2007, then added more in `08 ... Has played in five varsity games in his career ... Made the team as a walk-on in the fall of 2006 ... Has good quickness with a shiftiness that makes tacklers miss.
2008 (Sophomore): Played against Norfolk State and Florida ... Rushed six times for 16 yards vs. NSU and had a one-yard carry against the Gators ... Led the team in rushing in the junior-varsity win over Fork Union Military Academy, carrying 16 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns.
2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in three games ... Carried the ball twice for nine yards in the Wildcats' opening-day win over Eastern Kentucky ... Team's leading rusher in the junior-varsity game vs. Harmony School, carrying 24 times for 122 yards ... Merited a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2006 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season.
High School: Five-year letterman and four-year starter for Christian Academy of Knoxville, Tenn. ... All-region team member for three seasons ... Played tailback and began starting his freshman season ... Tallied 10 or more touchdowns in each of his four seasons as a starter, notching 53 career scores ... Rushed for 676 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior, adding 316 receiving yards ... Found the end zone 15 times with 720 rushing yards and 423 receiving yards as a junior ... In his sophomore campaign, rushed for 670 yards and 13 touchdowns and had 363 receiving yards ... As a rookie, tallied 920 rush yards with 10 scores ... Named Tennessee's AP Player of the Week in 2005 ... Earned Friday Night Blitz MVP honors as a freshman ... Named the Knoxville News Sentinel Prep Xtra Player of the Week at least once in his freshman, junior and senior seasons ... Best game was 185 yards rushing with five touchdowns and 85 yards receiving against Coalfield ... Christian Academy posted a 24-11 record during his final three seasons ... Coached by Bill Young ... Lettered for two seasons in track, running the 100- and 200-meter events.
Personal: Born in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Sam and Lisa Bowland ... Major is nutrition and food science.