ROCK HILL, S.C.– The South Atlantic Conference will induct five members into the 2017 Hall of Fame Class, the League announced on Wednesday. Among those inductees is Wingate alum John Bowman. The honorees will be formally inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame at the Hall of Fame Banquet in Greenville, S.C. on June 1, 2017.
Bowman earned All-America, All-Region and All-South Atlantic Conference honors after a stellar 2003 season. He finished the season ranked No. 4 in the NCAA with 1.2 sacks per game and ranked No. 33 in the country with 1.4 tackles for loss per game. John Bowman closed out the 2003 campaign with 66 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss, a league-best 15 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pair of pass breakups.
Bowman signed with the Montreal Alouettes in 2006 and is currently the Alouettes’ all-time leader in sacks with 102.During his career, the Alouettes won the Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010. Bowman was named to the CFL All-Star team in 2010. He is a six-time CFL East All-Star (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). An 11-year CFL veteran, Bowman signed a contract extension through the 2017 season on August 2, 2016.
Bowman is an active volunteer with Montreal as he has visited hospitals during his playing career and has visited numerous underprivileged communities in the Montreal area. He is also highly involved with the Alouettes’ “Together at School Program.” Bowman has visited over 400 schools in his career in the Montreal area.