Overview: Jordan Bowman is a senior who plays safety for California University of Pennsylvania. This season, he was named PSAC West Defensive Player of the week against Slippery Rock when he finished with 5 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 2 quarterback hurries, 1 interception and 1 sack. This is the 3rd time in his college career that he was named PSAC West Defensive Player of the week. Bowman is a great athlete, who is a great tackler, has a high football I.Q and has good ball skills. He is also one of the players who was invited to the College Gridiron All-Star Game.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jordan, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.
C: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing California University of Pennsylvania?
JB: Hitting puberty at a late age in high school I didn’t have the size, speed, or tape to attract D1 coaches. I was recruited by all D2 schools in the area and chose California because it was the best fit for me and had a pedigree of greatness and great players.
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
JB: Some of my strengths are ball skills, football IQ, work ethic, physicality, and big play making ability. A part of my game I am constantly trying to work on and improve are my blitzing skill, and man to man defense. Since these are the two skills that can always be improved up.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
JB: What separates me from other players is football IQ , work ethic, and big play making ability.
C: If an NFL scout were to walk up to you and give you ten seconds to sell yourself, what would you say?
JB: I would sell myself to the scout on how much more potential I have as a player and I am no where near reaching it.
C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?
JB: Ed Reed because of his big play making ability, ball skills, and hitting ability.
C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?
JB: QB Nigel Barksdale my freshman year. He was elusive and had a great arm.
C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?
JB: I fell in love with football at a young age. Been playing since I was 6 years old.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
JB: I wake up and make peanut butter chip pancakes, then take a long hot shower while blasting music. Then head to the stadium for game day.
C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?
JB: The most powerful thing a coach has ever said to me is when my safety coach and I would have personal talks about life, and he told me how much potential I have and how I can progress as a player and person.
C: What was your favorite moment/play at California University of Pennsylvania?
JB: Favorite memory at California has been wining the PSAC Championship with the team this year since we waited for that moment for so long and been through so much to get there.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Jordan Bowman for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as an NFL 2017 draft prospect.
You can check out his highlights here.