Tyus Bowser

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Tyus Bowser
No. 54 – Baltimore Ravens
Personal information
Born: (1995-05-23) May 23, 1995 (age 24)
Tyler, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:John Tyler (Tyler, Texas)
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:22
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Tyus Bowser (born May 23, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Houston.

Early years[edit]

Bowser attended John Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas, where he played for the Lions football team.[1] As a senior, he had 59 tackles and 24 sacks. He committed to the University of Houston to play college football.[2]

College career[edit]

Bowser played college football at Houston from 2013 to 2016.[3]

Bowser made his collegiate debut on August 30 against Southern and recorded two tackles.[4] On September 21, he recorded his first two collegiate sacks and had his first interception in a win over Rice.[5] As a freshman in 2013, he had 26 total tackles, 5.0 sacks, one interception, two passes defensed, and one forced fumble.[6] As a sophomore in 2014, he had 13 total tackles and three sacks.[7] As a junior in 2015, he had 51 total tackles, six sacks, one interception, two passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble.[8]

Bowser missed five games his senior season due to a fractured orbital bone that he suffered during an fight with a teammate.[9][10] Despite the injury, he led the team with eight sacks.[11][12] Bowser finished his collegiate career with 137 tackles and 22.5 sacks.[13][14]

Bowser also played in four games over two seasons for the Houston Cougars basketball team.[15]

Professional career[edit]

Bowser received an invitation to Senior Bowl and made four solo tackles as a part of the South team. He raised his draft stock with his Senior Bowl performance and helped the South defeat the North 16–15.[16] He attended the NFL Combine and completed the majority of drills, but opted to skip the short shuttle and three-cone drill. Bowser also participated at Houston's Pro Day and chose to only run the short shuttle and positional drills. NFL draft experts and analysts projected Bowser to be a first or second round pick.[17] He was ranked the fifth best outside linebacker available in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com, the sixth best linebacker by ESPN, and was ranked the twelfth best edge rusher by Sports Illustrated.[18][19]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
247 lb
(112 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
4.65 s 1.59 s 2.68 s 4.34 s 37 12 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Houston's Pro Day[17][20]

The Baltimore Ravens selected Bowser in the second round (47th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[21] He was the third outside linebacker to be selected.[22] On May 5, 2017, the Ravens signed Bowser to a four-year, $5.57 million contract with $3.37 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.19 million.[23]

Bowser made his NFL debut in the 2017 season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. He recorded one tackle in the 20–0 victory over the Bengals.[24] He recorded his first NFL interception in Week 2 against quarterback Kevin Hogan of the Cleveland Browns, returning it for 27 yards and setting up a critical touchdown by the Ravens' offense before halftime.[25] Overall, in his rookie season, he finished with three sacks, nine tackles, one interception, and three passes defensed.[26]


  1. ^ Yoesting, Travis. "Cujo Combine: Bowser, Ross, Ward represent John Tyler at NFL combine". TylerPaper.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Houston freshman Bowser makes most of early playing time". December 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Tyus Bowser College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Southern at Houston Box Score, August 30, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "Houston vs Rice Box Score, September 21, 2013". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tyus Bowser 2013 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Tyus Bowser 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tyus Bowser 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "Houston without 2 LBs after scuffle during event". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Houston LB Tyus Bowser broke bone after fighting with teammate". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "Tyus Bowser making strong impression at NFL scouting combine". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "2017 NFL Draft: Why Houston linebacker Tyus Bowser warrants first-round consideration". February 24, 2017.
  13. ^ "Tyus Bowser College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "2016 Houston Cougars Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "Bowser's versatility helps football, basketball teams - The Daily Cougar". April 14, 2014.
  16. ^ "Stats from SEC Players at the 2017 Senior Bowl". seccountry.com. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  17. ^ a b "NFL Draft Profile: Tyus Bowser". NFL.com. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  18. ^ Chris Burke (April 25, 2017). "2017 NFL draft rankings: Top prospects by position". si.com. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  19. ^ Jeff Legwold (April 22, 2017). "Ranking the 2017 Draft's Top 100 Prospects". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  20. ^ "Tyus Bowser, DS #5 OLB, Houston". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  21. ^ Downing, Garrett (April 28, 2017). "Round 2 (No. 47): Ravens Select Houston Pass Rusher Tyus Bowser". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  22. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  23. ^ "Spotrac.com: Tyus Bowser contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  24. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  25. ^ "Rookie Tyus Bowser Roars with first Career Interception and Sack". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  26. ^ "Tyus Bowser 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.

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