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Alvin Bowen

Alvin Bowen

#23 LB
Height: 6.02Born: East Orange, NJ
Weight: 225College: Iowa State
Birthdate: 1983-12-24Years: 3 CGY / 3 CFL
Status: International

Pro path

Calgary signed Bowen as a free agent on Mar. 13, 2013. He originally signed with the Stampeders on Oct. 9, 2012 and was place on the practice roster. Bowen signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Mar. 8, 2012, and was released on Apr. 19, 2012. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2008 National Football League draft. Bowen joined the Washington Redskins in 2009 and spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010, appearing in two regular-season games for Jacksonville. He attended training camp with the Denver Broncos in 2011.


Bowen has played two games and has two special-teams tackles. He first got into the line-up for Game 8 in Ottawa. He began the season on the six-game injury list. He was on the one-game injury list for Game 10 before being placed on the practice roster.


Bowen began the season on the practice roster. He was first activated for Game 4 and in 11 games he recorded three tackles, nine special-teams tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. 


Bowen signed with the Stamps in October and spent three weeks on the practice roster.

Career Highlights

- Played his first CFL game on July 20, 2013 against Montreal and recorded a special-teams tackle and a fumble recovery
- Recorded his first interception on Sept. 13, 2013 against Hamilton


Bowen played three seasons at Iowa State and collected 287 tackles, including 19.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three interceptions and six forced fumbles. As a junior in 2006, he made 155 tackles and led the country with an average of a little less than 13 tackles per game. His season included a 20-tackle performance against Toledo. In 2007, Bowen made 99 tackles, including 12.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and five forced fumbles. In 2004, Bowen attended Garden City Community College and earned all-Jayhawk Conference honours after leading the team with 77 tackles and registering five sacks.


Bowen played running back in high school and helped Montclair win a New Jersey state title in 2002 by rushing for 213 yards and a touchdown in the championship game. His nickname is "Ace."




  Tackles Interceptions Fumble Recoveries
Team TKL STT Sacks Ints YDS LG TD Fumb YDS LG TD
BOWEN, A 2013 CGY 3 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
BOWEN, A 2014 CGY 2 0 0 0
Career Total 3 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Next Game
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Saskatchewan 0
Calgary 0
8:00 pm Friday, October 3, 2014
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