97 - Brent Bowden Position: Punter
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 197 lbs.
High School: Westfield
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
photo Has all the essentials to be a good punter ... Traveled as the No. 2 punter last season ... Did not see action and was redshirted ... Will compete with Nic Schmitt for the duties again this season ... Has sound fundamentals and a good leg ... Just needs to concentrate on maintaining his consistency.

2005: Was redshirted ... Dressed for all 13 games, serving as the back-up punter ... Punted three times for a 44.7-yard average during the Maroon-White spring game ... Had a long punt of 48 yards and had one punt inside the 20.

High School: Was ranked as high as the No. 4 punter in the nation by scout.com ... Averaged 44 yards on 29 punts with a net of 37 and a long of 58 as a senior for Coach Tom Verbanic at Westfield ... Had 16 punts downed inside the 20-yard line, nine downed inside the 10-yard line, five inside the 5-yard line and eight fair catches ... Named first-team all state by both the Associated Press and the VHSCA as a punter following his senior year ... Named first-team All-Concorde District, first-team All-Northern Region, and first-team All-Met by The Washington Post ... In 2003, Westfield's state championship year, averaged 40 yards, with a 38-yard net and a long of 64 yards, along with 11 fair catches and seven downed inside the 20 ... Was the MVP of the Virginia Kicking Camp in 2004 with a 47.7 yard average ... At the 2004 University of Michigan Camp, was second MVP and won Most Consistent, most inside the 20 and highest single punt hang time (4.95 seconds) ... Averaged 43.4 yards during that camp ... In 2003, at the Virginia Tech camp, was second MVP and won Most Consistent ... Older brother is Chris Hall, the former Florida State punter.

Personal: Brent Michael Bowden ... Born 5/21/87 in Huntsville, AL ... Son of Tim and Denise Bowden ... Majoring in architecture.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 14 1 0 1 0-0 0-0

Punting G No. Yds. Avg. LG I20
2007 14 88 3742 42.5 59 28
2008 12 54 2370 43.9 60 18
Career 26 142 6112 43.0 60 46