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A lot has changed in 10 years at the Alouettes, but John Bowman has certainly been an element of stability and consistency. In 13 seasons and 214 games played with the team, John accumulated 126 sacks and 406 tackles. He moved ahead of his good friend Anwar Stewart for the most QB sacks in Alouettes history in 2013 and was named on the East Division All-Star team not less than seven times. And that’s without mentioning the role he plays in the locker room as a mentor to younger players, his community engagement and his willingness to become a part of the city he now calls home.
While John’s progress over the last decade was stupendous, his work ethic remained the same.
”The thing that has changed the most is my passion for winning. When I was a young player, I just wanted to play and get sacks. As time goes on, you realize that you’re not going to play this game forever, so you start thinking of leaving your legacy. To me, legacy means winning at all costs. What remains the same is my work ethic. Regardless of my age or injuries, if I’m on the field, I give my everything and I’ve done that since 2006.” – John Bowman