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Da'Quan Bowers
DE #91
Height:
6-4
Weight:
288
Age:
24
College:
Clemson
Hometown:
Bamberg, SC
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
6
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 51 36 15 6.5 0 5 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2014 TB 3 2 6 2 4 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 13 2 7 2 5 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 TB 10 0 13 10 3 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 TB 16 6 25 22 3 1.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 14-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 STL L 17-19 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @ATL L 14-56 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @PIT W 27-24 5 2 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the second round (51st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recorded first NFL sack when he brought down Cam Newton vs. Carolina (12/4/11).
  • Made first career start at Tennessee (11/27/11).
  • Recorded first career takeaway with fumble recovery vs. New Orleans (10/16/11).
  • Made NFL debut vs. Detroit (9/11/11).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recorded one tackle and a quarterback hit at New York Jets (9/9).
  • Made first start of season vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Started at New England (9/22).
  • Posted one tackle vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Registered one tackle at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Recorded one tackle vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Registered one tackle at Seattle (11/3).
  • Notched a half-sack vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Inactive vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Returned in a reserve role vs. Detroit (11/24).
  • Recorded a half-sack vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Inactive at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 26.

 

COLLEGE

  • One of only four unanimous All-American first-team selections in Clemson history.
  • First Tiger to garner the Nagurski and Hendricks trophies, was a finalist for the Bednarik (Top Defensive Player) and Lombardi Awards (Top Lineman), and was one of just two defensive players on the Walter Camp National Player of the Year Award Watch List.
  • Also honored as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and selected as All-ACC first-team choice in his final season.
  • Started 30-of-38 games at defensive end for Clemson (2008-10), recording 150 tackles with 19.5 sacks, 46 tackles for loss and 26 quarterback pressures.
  • Deflected four passes and intercepted another while forcing one fumble and recovering two others.
  • Shattered Gaines Adams’ Clemson single-season sack record (9.5 in 2005) with 15.5 sacks in 2010.
  • His 15.5 sacks in 2010 also led the nation and ranked sixth on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s single-season record list.
  • Established a school record by recording at least one sack in nine consecutive games in 2010.
  • Named Clemson’s Overall Team MVP as well as the Tigers’ Defensive MVP in 2010.
  • As a junior, started all 13 games and ranked third on the team with 67 tackles while leading the Tigers with 15.5 sacks, 26 TFL and 10 quarterback pressures.
  • Started 11-of-12 games he played in as a sophomore, ranking eighth on the team with 46 tackles.
  • Placed second among Clemson defenders with three sacks and 11 tackles for loss while adding seven quarterback pressures as a sophomore.
  • Started six-of-13 games as a freshman and ranked ninth on the team with 36 tackles.
  • Freshman third-team All-American choice by Phil Steele and honorable mention selection by CollegeFootballNews.com in 2008.
  • Ranked third on the team with nine tackles for loss, including one sack as a freshman.
  • Led the team with nine quarterback pressures and also recovered one fumble and deflected two passes.
  • Majored in community recreation, sport & camp management.

 

PERSONAL

  • Rated the No. 1 prospect in the nation by ESPN.com and No. 2 prospect in the nation by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
  • First-team All-American by Scout.com.
  • Played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game and was named the defensive MVP.
  • First-team All-American by EA Sports.
  • South Carolina Gatorade Player-of-the-Year as a senior.
  • Two-time AP All-State pick.
  • Had 267 tackles, 90 tackles for loss and 37 sacks in his prep career.
  • Had 97 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, and three recovered fumbles as a senior.
  • Recorded over 1,200 rushing yards as a senior and 840 as a junior.
  • Born Da’Quan Bowers on February 23, 1990, in Bamberg, South Carolina.

 

COMMUNITY

  • In October 2013, helped host the Buccaneers’ Halloween Celebration for youths from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa.
  • Is an accomplished musician and plays guitar in his late father’s gospel band, the “Legendary Singing Stars.”
  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2012 and 2013.
  • Carved pumpkins with youth in the foster care system at The Children’s Home in October 2012.
  • Signed autographs and interacted with fans during the team’s annual Kickoff Party, presented by Miller Lite, in September 2011.
  • Helped teach football drills and spoke on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to South London school students in October 2011.
  • Greeted fans at the International Series Fan Rally event at Trafalgar Square, London in October 2011.
  • Presented honorary jerseys to local students selected for the 2012 Under Armour All-America High School Game in November 2011.
  • Visited patients at All Children’s Hospital and sang Christmas carols to residents of Westminster Palms Retirement Home in December 2011.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the second round (51st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recorded first NFL sack when he brought down Cam Newton vs. Carolina (12/4/11).
  • Made first career start at Tennessee (11/27/11).
  • Recorded first career takeaway with fumble recovery vs. New Orleans (10/16/11).
  • Made NFL debut vs. Detroit (9/11/11).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recorded one tackle and a quarterback hit at New York Jets (9/9).
  • Made first start of season vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Started at New England (9/22).
  • Posted one tackle vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Registered one tackle at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Recorded one tackle vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Registered one tackle at Seattle (11/3).
  • Notched a half-sack vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Inactive vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Returned in a reserve role vs. Detroit (11/24).
  • Recorded a half-sack vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Inactive at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 26.

 

COLLEGE

  • One of only four unanimous All-American first-team selections in Clemson history.
  • First Tiger to garner the Nagurski and Hendricks trophies, was a finalist for the Bednarik (Top Defensive Player) and Lombardi Awards (Top Lineman), and was one of just two defensive players on the Walter Camp National Player of the Year Award Watch List.
  • Also honored as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and selected as All-ACC first-team choice in his final season.
  • Started 30-of-38 games at defensive end for Clemson (2008-10), recording 150 tackles with 19.5 sacks, 46 tackles for loss and 26 quarterback pressures.
  • Deflected four passes and intercepted another while forcing one fumble and recovering two others.
  • Shattered Gaines Adams’ Clemson single-season sack record (9.5 in 2005) with 15.5 sacks in 2010.
  • His 15.5 sacks in 2010 also led the nation and ranked sixth on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s single-season record list.
  • Established a school record by recording at least one sack in nine consecutive games in 2010.
  • Named Clemson’s Overall Team MVP as well as the Tigers’ Defensive MVP in 2010.
  • As a junior, started all 13 games and ranked third on the team with 67 tackles while leading the Tigers with 15.5 sacks, 26 TFL and 10 quarterback pressures.
  • Started 11-of-12 games he played in as a sophomore, ranking eighth on the team with 46 tackles.
  • Placed second among Clemson defenders with three sacks and 11 tackles for loss while adding seven quarterback pressures as a sophomore.
  • Started six-of-13 games as a freshman and ranked ninth on the team with 36 tackles.
  • Freshman third-team All-American choice by Phil Steele and honorable mention selection by CollegeFootballNews.com in 2008.
  • Ranked third on the team with nine tackles for loss, including one sack as a freshman.
  • Led the team with nine quarterback pressures and also recovered one fumble and deflected two passes.
  • Majored in community recreation, sport & camp management.

 

PERSONAL

  • Rated the No. 1 prospect in the nation by ESPN.com and No. 2 prospect in the nation by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
  • First-team All-American by Scout.com.
  • Played in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American game and was named the defensive MVP.
  • First-team All-American by EA Sports.
  • South Carolina Gatorade Player-of-the-Year as a senior.
  • Two-time AP All-State pick.
  • Had 267 tackles, 90 tackles for loss and 37 sacks in his prep career.
  • Had 97 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, and three recovered fumbles as a senior.
  • Recorded over 1,200 rushing yards as a senior and 840 as a junior.
  • Born Da’Quan Bowers on February 23, 1990, in Bamberg, South Carolina.

 

COMMUNITY

  • In October 2013, helped host the Buccaneers’ Halloween Celebration for youths from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa.
  • Is an accomplished musician and plays guitar in his late father’s gospel band, the “Legendary Singing Stars.”
  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2012 and 2013.
  • Carved pumpkins with youth in the foster care system at The Children’s Home in October 2012.
  • Signed autographs and interacted with fans during the team’s annual Kickoff Party, presented by Miller Lite, in September 2011.
  • Helped teach football drills and spoke on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to South London school students in October 2011.
  • Greeted fans at the International Series Fan Rally event at Trafalgar Square, London in October 2011.
  • Presented honorary jerseys to local students selected for the 2012 Under Armour All-America High School Game in November 2011.
  • Visited patients at All Children’s Hospital and sang Christmas carols to residents of Westminster Palms Retirement Home in December 2011.