97 - Brent Bowden Position: Punter
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 213 lbs.
High School: Westfield
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
photo Is poised to take over the punting duties after serving as the backup the past two seasons ... Has yet to see game action, but possesses all the essentials needed to handle the job ... Combines sound fundamentals with a strong leg ... Maintaining his consistency will be a key ... Also a leading candidate to handle the holding duties for field goals and PATs.

2006: Dressed for every game, but did not play ... Served as the backup to senior punter Nic Schmitt ... Also served as the back-up holder on kicks.

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