Alvin Bowen

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Alvin Bowen
No. 23     Calgary Stampeders
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-12-24) December 24, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: East Orange, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
College: Iowa State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
Debuted in 2010 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-KJCCC (2004)
  • 2x Second-team All-Big 12 (2006-2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles 1
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 0
Stats at

Alvin Bowen (born December 24, 1983 in East Orange, New Jersey) is a gridiron football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Iowa State.

Bowen has also played for the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos and the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders.

College career[edit]

Bowen attended and played college football at Iowa State. During his junior year, he recorded 155 tackles (finishing second in the nation) one interception and one fumble recovery. During his senior season, Bowen recorded 99 tackles, one interception, and one fumble.

NFL career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Bowen was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. During training camp on August 1, Bowen suffered a serious knee injury. He was waived/injured on August 7 and subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.

He was released by the Bills on September 5, 2009. He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 6, and was released on September 22.

He was on the team again for weeks 13 - 17[1] due to the Bills suffering a string of injuries to their linebackers. Linebackers Paul Posluzny, Marcus Buggs, Kawika Mitchell and Keith Ellison all missed time due to injury.[2]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Bowen was signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad on September 24. He was later promoted to the active roster on November 30, 2009. After one season, he was released from the Redskins on June 9, 2010.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Bowen signed with the Seattle Seahawks on August 7, 2010. He was waived on August 17.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Bowen signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 20, 2010. He was released on September 4. He was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was signed from the practice squad on September 19 and waived on September 28. He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 30.

On August 13, 2011, Bowen was waived by the Jaguars.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On August 15, 2011 he was claimed off waivers by the Denver Broncos.

CFL career[edit]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On March 8, 2012 Alvin Bowen signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. On April 19, Bowen was released by the 'Riders.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Bowen signed with the Calgary Stampeders on October 10, 2012.[3]


  1. ^ Alvin Bowen. "Alvin Bowen". Buffalo Bills. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Buffalo Bills Dreadful Midseason Injury Analysis". Bleacher Report. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Alvin Bowen". Calgary Stampeders. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

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