Former OSU player Michael Bowie enrolls at NSU
BY Staff Reports
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
8/08/12 at 12:45 PM
TAHLEQUAH -- Sand Springs native and former Oklahoma State starting offensive lineman Michael Bowie has enrolled at Northeastern State and will join the RiverHawks football team, NSU coach Kenny Evans announced Wednesday.
The 6-foot-4, 325-pound senior left tackle will have one year of eligibility remaining with the RiverHawks, and he is eligible to play right away.
Bowie is expected to receive his bachelor of science degree in health and human performance in May 2013.
“Michael will be a huge addition to our offensive line,” Evans said. “He went through his first practice with us today, and you can tell that his talent level is as good as you’re going to find at this level. I’m really excited for him to put on the pads so we can see what he can do at game speed.”
Bowie transfers from OSU, where he started five games late in the season and was projected to be the starting left tackle for the Cowboys this season but was dismissed from OSU after a violation of team rules, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said.
“I had a couple teammates from high school that were at Northeastern State and wanted me to play with them,” Bowie said. “I’m glad I’ve been given the opportunity to finish up my last year with a team like NSU. I expect nothing but the best from myself in my final year of college football. I just want to improve my technique, get better with my hands and help my team win games.”
Bowie originally signed with the Cowboys in 2009, but he played his first two seasons at Navarro College. He was rated as the No. 34 junior college prospect in the country after his sophomore season, and he also helped lead Navarro to the junior college national championship.
Other RiverHawks that played with Bowie in high school were junior wide receiver Shane Devers, sophomore quarterback Johnny Deaton and sophomore running back Terrance Dixon.
Michael Bowie. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World file