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John
Bowman
#7 Defensive End
John
Bowman
#7 Defensive End
Height 6'3
Weight 250 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1982-07-09 (34)
Born Brooklyn, NY
School Wingate
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 28
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Sacks 10

Transactions

2016: Signed an extension with the Alouettes on Aug 2.

2016: Signed an extension with the Alouettes on Jan 18.

2013: Signed an extension with the Alouettes on March 14.

2011: Signed an extension with the Alouettes on Jan 12.

2009: Signed an extension with the Alouettes on Jan 18.

2006: Signed with the AIFL Rome Renegades; left the team in June to sign with the Alouettes.

2005: Signed with the af2 Daytona Beach Hawgs.

 

Career

2015: Montreal Alouettes

Bowman’s brilliance was once again recognized this season as he earned his sixth career East Division All-Star selection and his second CFL All-Star selection. In only 16 contests, Bowman amassed 46 defensive tackles and 19 sacks, which ranked him first in the league. He increased his lead as the team’s all-time quarterback sacks leader with an impressive total of 102.

 

2014: Montreal Alouettes

John Bowman’s brilliance was once again recognized this season as he earned his fifth career East Division All-Star team selection. In 17 contests, Bowman amassed 45 defensive tackles including 12 sacks, which ranked him fifth in the league. He increased his lead as the team’s all-time quarterback sacks leader with an impressive total of 83. He also earned the CFL Defensive Player of the Week honour in week number 2.

 

2013: Montreal Alouettes
Bowman became the Alouettes’ all-time sack leader in 2013, ending the regular season with 71 career sacks after passing teammate Anwar Stewart on September 21 with his team-record breaking 67th sack against Hamilton. He completed the season with 11 sacks, good for second among Alouettes. Since first signing with Montreal in 2006, Bowman has recorded over 30 defensive tackles in six consecutive seasons, beginning in 2008.

 

2012: Montreal Alouettes
He finished tied for the Alouettes team lead alongside teammate Shea Emry with seven sacks in only 15 games, bringing his career total to 60 – good for second on Montreal’s list of all-time sack leaders. The 30-year-old also recorded a career-best 37 defensive tackles and helped secure a crucial victory for Montreal when he sacked Saskatchewan quarterback Darian Durant on the final play of the game in Week 16.

 

2011: Montreal Alouettes
He played in all 18 games and recorded 12 sacks for the third straight season. His sack total on the season was good for second in the CFL.

 

2010: Montreal Alouettes
He tied for first in the CFL for most forced fumbles and finished second for most sacks and also tied for first on the Alouettes for most tackles for a loss.

 

2009: Montreal Alouettes
He lef the CFL for most sacks and most forced fumbles and finished second on the Alouettes for most tackles for a loss.

2008: Montreal Alouettes
He led the Alouettes in fumble recoveries and was second in sacks and tackles for losses.

2007:
Montreal Alouettes
He led the Alouettes in fumble recoveries and was second in sacks.

2006: Rome Renegades –
Montreal Alouettes
He played for the American Indoor Football League Rome Renegades, recording 10 sacks. He then joined the Alouettes.

 

2005: Dayton Beach Hawgs (af2)
He played for the AFL2 Daytona Beach Hawgs.

 

2000-2003: Wingate Bulldogs (NCAA)
He finished his career second all-time on the Bulldogs for most sacks with 23 and most tackles for a loss with 33…He set a school record with 15 sacks in a single season in 2003…He played 38 career games.

 

Personal

On September 21 2013, Bowman became the Alouettes’ all-time sack leader, with his team-record breaking 67th sack against Hamilton, a record that was, up to then, held by his former teammate and good friend Anwar Stewart. At the end of the 2015 campaign, Bowman had collected an impressive total of 102 career sacks. He is one of only 10 players in the rich history of CFL to reach the 100 career-sack milestone. In 2015, he dominated the CFL with 19 sacks, his best single season performance. Bowman first signed with Montreal in 2006, and beginning in 2008, he recorded over 30 defensive tackles in eight consecutive seasons. A key player on the field, he is also a great ambassador in the community as Bowman is involved in various Alouettes community programs including Together at School with the Alouettes, where he also took French classes. In the winter, he regularly attends the Junior Alouettes’ Camp. He studied marketing.

 

Favorite song:  Brooklyn we go hard – JayZ

Favorite movies: Forrest Gump

Favorite TV Show: Games of Thrones 

Favorite Book: Lord of the Rings 

Favorite actors: Will Smith

Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie

Favorite Leisures: Eating

Favorite sport after football: Baseball

Person like to meet: Hugh Hefner

Favorite school subject: History

Favorite city on the road: Vancouver

Favorite vacation spot: Dominican Republic

Place most like to visit: Brazil

Favorite video game: Tiger Woods Golf

Favorite Montreal restaurant: Pied de cochon, The Keg, Garde Manger

Favorite home cooked meal: Fried chicken, Mac&Cheese

Favorite football player: Wayne Chrebet

Favorite time of the year: March Madness

Most Famous person met: JayZ

 

Honours & Notables

Milestones

1st game: 16-06-2006 vs WPG
1st tackle: 24-06-2006 @ HAM
1st sack: 15-07-2006 @ WPG
1st knockdown: 16-07-2010 @ C-B/BC
100th sack: 08-11-2015 vs SSK

 

In one game

Tackles:             7       18-10-2015 vs HAM
Knockdowns: 2       16-07-2010 @  BC
Sacks:                4        04-07-2014 vs BC   (twice)

 

Honours

» Grey Cup Champion: 2009, 2010
» CFLPA All-Star: 2011, 2015
» CFL All-Star: 2010, 2015
» East Division All-Star: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

 

Videos

 

 

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2006
MTL 11 12 2 2 0 0 2
2007
MTL 14 25 0 7 0 0 1
2008
MTL 18 32 1 8 0 0 1
2009
MTL 18 28 2 12 0 0 5
2010
MTL 18 27 0 12 0 0 4
2011
MTL 18 32 0 12 0 0 2
2012
MTL 15 35 0 7 0 0 1
2013
MTL 18 33 0 11 0 0 2
2014
MTL 18 44 0 12 0 0 5
2015
MTL 16 43 0 19 0 0 2
2016
MTL 18 28 0 10 0 0 3
Total
182 339 5 112 0 0 28

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-17
-1 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0
06-24
1 WPG 7 0 2 0 0 0
06-30
2 OTT 1 0 0 0 0 0
07-15
4 HAM 3 0 1 0 0 0
07-25
5 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-29
6 SSK 1 0 1 0 0 0
08-04
7 BC 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-11
8 EDM 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-19
9 OTT 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-26
10 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-01
11 OTT 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-09
12 BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-16
13 HAM 3 0 0 0 0 0
10-02
15 TOR 2 0 2 0 0 1
10-10
16 EDM 3 0 0 0 0 0
10-15
17 CGY 0 0 1 0 0 1
10-22
18 SSK 1 0 2 0 0 1
10-30
19 CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0
11-05
20 HAM 2 0 1 0 0 0
Total
28 0 10 0 0 3