- 6' 3
- 206 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Centreville, Va.
Entering his third year as the starting punter … A knowledgeable player with a strong leg … Kicked his best in crucial situations last fall, but coaches would like him to be a little more consistent this year … Has had 52 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line over the past two seasons … Added the holding duties last season and will continue to serve as the holder this fall.
2008: Punted 69 times for a 40.4-yard average … Placed 24 kicks inside the 20-yard line … Punted two times for a 46.5-yard average in the opener with East Carolina … His third attempt in that game was blocked and charged to the team … Averaged 43 yards on six kicks against Furman, with three inside the 20-yard line … Had a key kick downed at the Georgia Tech 5 to help the Hokies preserve a win … Averaged just 34 yards on six kicks at UNC, but placed two inside the 20 … Put three more punts inside the 20 at Nebraska and averaged 34.6 yards on five kicks … Carried a 39.8-yard average on four punts against WKU … Had punts returned for touchdowns against Nebraska and BC … Punted five times for a 43.4-yard average at FSU … Placed two of his four kicks inside the 20 against Maryland … Carried a 43-yard average on seven punts in the Duke game … Had his best average of the season against Virginia with a 48.3-yard mark on three punts … Played an important role in the ACC Championship game against BC with seven punts for a 42-yard average (41.7 net) that included three kicks downed inside the 20 … Added two more punts inside the 20 during the Orange Bowl game with UC … Averaged 47.5 yards on two punts during one spring scrimmage … Punted twice for a 55.5-yard average in another scrimmage … Had a 36-yard average on three kicks in the Maroon-White game, while a fourth attempt was charged to the team after being partially blocked.
2007: Punted well in the opener with four of his six kicks downed inside the 20 … Had a long of 52 yards and averaged 42.3 … Punted eight times at LSU for a 40.1 average and four more inside the 20 … Averaged 41.3 yards on seven punts versus Ohio with three inside the 20 … Had eight kicks for a 43.1-yard average against W&M … Contributed key punts of 54 and 59 yards late in the fourth quarter of win over UNC … Posted a 46.4 average on eight punts at Clemson with a long of 57 … Averaged 40.5 on four kicks against Duke … Had three kicks inside the 20 in the BC game … Punted seven times for a 47.1-yard average at Georgia Tech … Had his lowest average of the season in the FSU game at 35.3 … Punted just three times against Miami for 43.7 yards … Averaged 48.2 yards on four punts at UVa … Has seven punts in the ACC Championship game against BC, averaging 46.3 yards … Finished with an average of 42.5 … Tied a school season mark with 88 punts and broke the season record for yards with 3,742 … Had 28 total punts inside the 20.
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.
Personal: Brent Michael Bowden … Born 5/21/87 in Huntsville, AL … Son of Tim and Denise Bowden … Older brother is Chris Hall, the former Florida State punter … Graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.