football

Juco LB center of attention

197510
Garden City (Kan.) Community College linebacker Alvin Bowen performed well during the 2004 football season for Bob Larson’s team. Well enough to earn first-team All-Jayhawk Conference honors as a freshman while pulling down 77 tackles on the Broncbuster defense.
“Alvin was a super player for us this year,” Garden City coach Bob Larson said. “He had a very good year for us and was kind of the leader of our defense out there.”
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound New Jersey native played this season as a redshirt freshman and has picked up a lot of interest from schools.
“We had a ton of coaches through here yesterday,” Larson said. “Several of them were talking to Alvin. He was kind of at the center of the pile for a while. I know Kansas State was talking with him. Iowa State and SMU were talking to him, too. I know there were others, but those are the ones that I can recall.”
Garden City’s defense will miss Bowen next season according to Larson.
“Anytime you lose someone from a defense that is as good a player as he is, it isn’t a good thing. He is very physical and he runs so well. He just flows around the field and finds the ball.”
Bowen will graduate from Garden City in May and have three years to play three at his college of choice next year. He finished the year with 77 tackles, including 14 for losses and five quarterback sacks.
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