6 - Andrew Bowman Position: Linebacker
Class: r-Junior
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 234 lbs.
High School: Hermitage
Hometown: Glen Allen, Va.
photo A backup to Vince Hall at the mike linebacker position ... Showed good improvement last fall ... Got better with the mental aspects of the game in the spring ... Is still working on some of the physical aspects ... Has good enough abilities ... Needs to prove he can be a consistent performer when the Hokies return to practice.

2006: Worked at linebacker ... Also served as a reserve on the kickoff team and the extra point and field goal block teams ... One of only five players to earn a superior rating for meeting all of his six goals during preseason strength and conditioning testing ... Saw limited duty in three games ... Was in for a play on special teams against Duke ... Saw action at linebacker on five plays against Southern Miss ... Also had a special team play in that game ... Was in briefly at linebacker against Kent State ... Posted a personal-best 500-pound back squat during spring testing.

2005: Played in two games ... Was in for five special teams plays against Ohio ... Slowed by an ankle injury the second half of the season ... His 360-pound bench press was second-best among the inside linebackers during spring testing ... Was in on two tackles during the Maroon-White spring game.

2004: Was redshirted while working with the scout team ... Posted a 475-pound squat and a 320-pound bench in spring testing.

High School: A SuperPrep and PrepStar All-America pick as a senior ... Lettered four seasons while seeing action at linebacker and running back for Coach Patrick Kane ... Posted 99 tackles in 2003 with 11 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks ... Also forced three fumbles and recovered two ... Earned first-team all-district, all-Metro and all-region honors as a linebacker ... Named second-team Group AAA by both The Associated Press and the coaches ... Ranked the No. 7 player in the state by SuperPrep and the No. 9 player by The Roanoke Times ... Listed the No. 24 linebacker prospect in the nation by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 56 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Selected the No. 30 prep inside linebacker in the country by Rivals ... Helped his team to a 10-1 record his junior year ... Had 100 tackles that season, including four sacks, an interception, five fumbles caused and five recovered ... Was first-team all-district and second-team all-Metro that season.

Personal: Andrew Lacy Bowman, Jr. ... Born 3/6/86 in Richmond, VA ... Son of Andrew, Sr., and Gwen Bowman ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2005 3 0 1 1 0.5-1 0-0