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Get to Know Oklahoma State QB Alan Bowman

Bowman is a super senior who transferred from Michigan and Texas Tech.



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To the shock of some, Alan Bowman was the second quarterback to take the field Saturday night against Central Arkansas.

OSU coach Mike Gundy said he plans to play multiple quarterbacks to start the season, as Garrett Rangel was the first one out there on opening night despite Bowman being the oldest guy in the QB room and having the most experience. Bowman entered the game in the second quarter after Rangel led four drives in the first quarter and start of the second.

Bowman has more experience than anyone else in the Cowboys’ QB room as a redshirt-senior transfer from Michigan and Texas Tech. His career began in Lubbock, where he started 16 games in three seasons. Bowman was a Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year honorable mention after winning the starting job Week 2, however an injury cut his season short.

As a freshman, Bowman threw for 17 TDs and 2,638 yards– 80 yards shy of Tech’s single-season passing record for a freshman. The highlight of Bowman’s freshman campaign was throwing for 605 yards against Houston. The mark set a Big 12 freshman single-game record previously set by Patrick Mahomes and was 6 yards away from surpassing the FBS record for single-game passing yards by a freshman. Bowman is currently the only QB in all of FBS to have thrown for over 600 yards in a game in their career.

Bowman began 2019 as Tech’s QB1 but ultimately redshirted after a season-ending injury Week 3. Bowman found himself in a position battle when he returned from injury in 2020. He started six games, including a 384-yard, three-TD performance in a 50-44 shootout loss to OSU in Boone Pickens Stadium. Bowman finished the year with 1,602 passing yards and 10 TDs.

Bowman transferred to Michigan after the 2020 season. He saw very limited time with Michigan, appearing in only six games total in 2021 and 2022. Bowman then transferred to OSU for his third and final stop this offseason.

Out of Grapevine (TX) High School, Bowman was a three-star recruit with offers from the likes of Texas Tech, Cincinnati, Houston, Illinois and Ole Miss. He was ranked as the No. 29 quarterback in the country by Rivals and the No. 35 quarterback by ESPN.

Bowman’s father, Kirk, played tight end at Penn State, where he won a national championship in 1982.

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