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  Brad Bower

Brad  Bower

Player Profile


Burr Ridge, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale Central

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215



2007: Played in 11 games ... Completed 54.7 percent of his passes (127-for-232) for 1,766 yards and 11 touchdowns and one rushing touchdown ... 11 passing touchdowns were fifth highest single-season total in school history ... Tied his Ohio career high with three touchdown passes against Akron ... Attempted a career high 37 passes against Akron (Nov. 7) ... Set a career high with of 18 completions against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 13) ... Recorded a career high for passing yards with 264 against Louisiana-Lafayette (Sept. 8) ... Completed a career high 68 yard pass against Wyoming (Sept. 22).

2006: Played in 11 games, including one start ... Completed 57 percent of his passes (41-for-72) for 426 yards and one touchdown ... Rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 41 carries ... Made his Bobcat debut against UT-Martin, completing 3-of-5 throws for 33 yards ... Threw his first touchdown pass at Ohio in the win against Buffalo ... Started for the first time at Ohio in the Bobcats' win at Miami ... Was 10-of-17 for 133 yards passing and rushed 13 times for 84 yards against the RedHawks ... Completed 13-of-19 throws for 122 yards in the MAC Championship Game against Central Michigan.

2005: Sat out under NCAA rules after transferring from Illinois ... Ran the scout team offense.

PRIOR TO OHIO: Played at Illinois for two seasons ... Redshirted in 2003 ... Played in seven games for the Fighting Illini in 2004 ... Completed 57 passes for 658 yards ... Had a 119.47 pass efficiency rating ... Made his collegiate debut in the second half versus UCLA and led the Illini on two scoring drives ... Was 11-for-15 for 102 yards against the Bruins ... Made his first start against Western Michigan and threw for 177 yards, going 10-for-19 ... Also started at Minnesota and at home versus Iowa and Indiana ... Threw two first-quarter touchdown passes in a 26-22 win against the Hoosiers.

HIGH SCHOOL: Consensus all-state performer ... Named the Illinois Player of the Year by Chris Poole Recruiting ... Made the Chicago Sun Times Top-100 Chicago Area recruit list ... Set 10 records at Hinsdale Central for both single-season and career passing ... Accumulated 2,886 total yards and 48 touchdowns as a senior ... Completed 65 percent of his throws for 1,942 yards and 23 touchdowns ... Rushed for 944 yards and 25 TDs ... Averaged more than 10 yards per carry and 17.9 yards per completion as a senior ... Led his high school team to a 28-6 record in his three years as a starter ... Totaled 5,308 yards of total offense and 43 touchdown passes in his career, both school records ... Also set school marks with a 56 percent completion rate (237-for-419) and 3,674 passing yards ... Named the West Suburban Conference and Suburban Life Player of the Year ... Led Hinsdale Central to consecutive league crowns and two state playoff appearances ... Made the state semifinals as a senior.

PERSONAL: Majoring in recreation management ... Son of William and Colleen Bower.