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catmandoo
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posted 12-02-2019 05:05 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What we saw from Lynn Bowden against Louisville may have been the greatest performance any Wildcat has ever had on the football field.

Yes, it was that good, so much so that other outlets are taking notice.

Bowden was just named the CFPA (College Football Performance Awards) performer of the week, as well as the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.


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Old Norm
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posted 12-02-2019 05:40 PM      Profile for Old Norm   Email Old Norm   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is his name pronounced with 'Bow" as in bow and arrow, or 'Bough' and on a tree? The only place I've heard it as the former, is on KSR. You'd think they would know.

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posted 12-04-2019 12:01 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
(BO-den)

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posted 12-04-2019 12:08 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here is some good info on Lynn Bowden Jr.

2018 - Sophomore
Started in all 12 of 13 games played
Led the team in catches (67), receiving yards (745) and TD catches (5)
His 67 catches broke the school record for most by a sophomore in school history ... Derek Abney had 66 catches as a sophomore in 2001
His 67 receptions were the most for a Wildcat since Randall Cobb had 84 in 2010
Had returned 25 kickoffs for an average of 21.6 yards
Had two punt returns for TDs on just five total returns, a 58-yard punt return for a TD in the first quarter vs. Penn State and 67-yarder at Missouri
One of just three players nationally with two punt returns for a TD
Named to the All-Bowl Team by the AP and USA Today after catching five passes for 84 yards and returning a punt for a TD in the win over Penn State in the Citrus Bowl ... Marked the first punt return for a TD in the Citrus Bowl since 1992 and UK's first punt return for a touchdown in a bowl game in school history
Second-Team All-SEC All-Purpose Performer (Coaches, Athlon)
Ranked tied for fifth in the SEC in receptions per game (5.2) and fifth in kick return average (22.5)
Caught six balls for 86 yards and a career-high two touchdowns in the win at Louisville
Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after setting career highs with 13 catches for 166 yards in Kentucky’s 15-14 win at Missouri ... the 13 receptions tied for the second-most in school history ... His 166 receiving yards is ninth-best in school history and most for a Wildcat since 2010 ... Caught two passes on UK’s game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter ... Also had a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown ... Totaled a career-high 229 all-purpose yards against the Tigers
Made all three of UK’s pass receptions in the win over Vanderbilt
Caught three passes for 55 yards and one touchdown at Texas A&M ... His 54-yard TD reception in the first quarter tied his career long, which came earlier this year at Florida
Hauled in a 54-yard bomb for a third-quarter touchdown at Florida, his first career TD
Third-Team Offense & Run Specialist Preseason All-SEC (Coaches)
Third-Team All-Purpose Preseason All-SEC (Athlon Sports)
Paul Hornung Award Preseason Watch List

2017 - Freshman
Coaches' All-SEC Freshman Team
Played in all 13 games
Caught 17 passes for 210 yards
Averaged 23.5 yards per kick return with a team-high 37 returns which ranked seventh in the SEC
The former quarterback completed 3-of-4 pass attempts for 92 yards
Had a career-high 192 all-purpose yards in the win over Vanderbilt
Had a 93-yard kickoff return against the 'Dores,
UK’s longest since 2009, to set up a touchdown
Also caught three passes for a career-high 79 yards ... All three receptions were good for first downs, two of which came on touchdown drives
Named SEC Freshman of the Week (Oct. 9) after leading UK with 128 all-purpose yards in the
Wildcats’ 40-34 win over Missouri
Caught three passes for 49 yards vs. the Tigers ... All three catches went for first downs on UK
scoring drives
In the fourth quarter, he caught a pass in the flat and apparently was tackled for no gain when he broke the tackle, zig-zagged all the way across the field, and broke another tackle before finally being stopped for a 20-yard gain
High School
Considered to be one of the most dynamic playmakers in the country
A four-star prospect by all the major recruiting services
Ranked one of the top 100 players in the 2017 class by ESPN and Scout
Ranked as the nation’s No. 5 athlete by 247Sports
Scout lists him as the No. 60 overall prospect in the class
Drawing comparisons to former UK athlete Randall Cobb as he played quarterback in high school but can also play wide receiver and several other positions on offense and special teams
Scout recruiting analyst Bill Greene said, “He’s a threat to score every time he touches the football and when he gets in a college system where he’s not the focal point of the defense, he could really be dangerous then”
Another Scout analyst said, “Everybody’s goal was to stop him, and he ran right through everybody”
Ended hisseniorseason throwing for 1,366 yards, rushing for 2,277 yards and accounting for 57 total TDs
Named the 2016 Division II Offensive Player of the Year, the Northeast Ohio Inland District Offensive Player of the Year and Trumbull County Player of the Year
Runner-up for Mr. Football in Ohio
Named the 2017 Male Athlete of the Year by The Vindicator
Helped lead the Raiders to an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the Division II Regional Championship
Owns or shares 16 school records and is Ohio’s sixth all-time rusher with 7,387 yards and 10th in rushing touchdowns with 91
Also excelled in basketball, averaging 24.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game as a senior
Named to the Special Mention team in Division I by the Ohio Associated Press
Picked Kentucky after offers from Penn State, Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan and Nebraska

Personal
Name is pronounced "Bowden (BO-den)"
Son of Melissa Phillips and Lynn Bowden Sr.
Has a son, Lynn Bowden III
Major is community and leadership development

Lynn Says
His nickname is "Six"
He chose Kentucky because he felt it was the right place with a great coaching staff and the most comfortable place for himself and his family
When he's not on the field he enjoys playing basketball
One word to describe him on the field is "calm"
Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to manage his own business.


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posted 12-04-2019 02:54 PM      Profile for GA Cat   Email GA Cat   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Old Norm:
Is his name pronounced with 'Bow" as in bow and arrow, or 'Bough' and on a tree? The only place I've heard it as the former, is on KSR. You'd think they would know.

Bow as in Bow and Arrow.

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Old Norm
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posted 12-04-2019 06:42 PM      Profile for Old Norm   Email Old Norm   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thank you both. I'll take your word for it.

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