Keith Bowers, Senior, Defensive End, #91
Collegiate Stats: 32 tackles last season in 13 games, 11 tackles and one sack his sophomore season, 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks in his freshman season
High School Stats (Senior Year): 74 tackles and 15 sacks
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars by Rivals, Scout (#152 DE), two stars by 24/7 (#295 in Florida, #42 DT)
Who Maryland beat: Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Illinois, Kansas and Middle Tennessee
High School: Dwyer High School (Fla.)
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Bowers was heavily recruited and viewed as a strong prospect coming from a very talented Dwyer football team that saw a state championship win during his four years. He was one of the anchors on the line and a team leader. After a losing a controversial game at the inception of Bowers' senior season, he reportedly delivered a passionate and motivational speech to his team. Dwyer would bounce back and reach the state championship before being ousted by Arnold.
Profiling the entire team
The minute Bowers stepped onto campus, he made an impact. Bowers started 11 games as a true freshman and earned an honorable mention for freshman All-American team as he posted 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks. His impact took a downturn in his sophomore season as he saw action in nine games but missed three due to a knee injury.
Bowers bounced back from his injury and started nine games last season but saw action in all 13 contests. He put up 32 tackles last season.
Recording nine tackles last season in the last ever game against in a sweet, sweet victory over UVa.
Earning First-Team All-Big Ten in his senior season and getting on the radar for NFL teams.
In his last season of eligibility (barring an injury), Bowers will be in serious competition for the starting job. As the depth chart sits currently, he will receive the bulk of the load as the nose tackle along with fellow senior Darius Kilgo.
Bowers has produced in his years in College Park, racking up a total of 79 tackles in his three seasons at Maryland. The transition to the Big Ten shouldn't be too tough for Bowers, as his 275 pound frame is big enough to compete with the guards Ohio State, Michigan and others.
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