Football

Nigel Bowden - 52

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Macon, Ga.

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 239

Position:
ILB

Experience:
2L

Nigel  Bowden

03/18/2016

Commodore offense shows more progress in Friday morning practice

Offensive effort impresses Mason during 90-minute session

02/22/2016

Commodores open Spring Ball with fast-paced indoor session Monday

'Dores focus on special teams, scheme, position drills, conditioning

01/28/2016

58 Commodores named to Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

Men's and women's cross country, football and soccer student-athletes honored

01/28/2016

Vanderbilt football season ticket prices will not increase this year

South Carolina, Ole Miss, Florida, UT, MTSU & TSU on home schedule

01/15/2016

Former Commodore standout Chris Marve earns staff promotion

Mason names Marve as Vanderbilt linebacker coach

09/27/2014

Nigel Bowden Postgame Radio - Kentucky

Sept. 27, 2014

01/03/2014

Vanderbilt Football Motivational: Houston

January 3, 2014

01/01/2014

Commodores Visit Children's of Alabama

January 1, 2014

12/12/2013

Vanderbilt reVealed 2013: Tennessee - Episode 7

December 12, 2013

11/26/2013

Vanderbilt reVealed 2013: Kentucky - Episode 6

November 26, 2013

11/29/2014

Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee 11-29-14 (USA Today)

Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee football

11/29/2014

Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee 11/29/14 (Howell)

Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee (11/29/14) Photos by Joe Howell

10/04/2014

Vanderbilt at Georgia - Oct. 4, 2014 (Faulkner)

VUcommodores.com

08/28/2014

Vanderbilt vs. Temple 8/28/14 (USA Today)

Vanderbilt vs. Temple 08-28-2014

03/22/2014

Vanderbilt Football Spring Scrimmage 3/22/14 (Howell)

VUcommodores.com

Honors
2014 SEC Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team
Academic Honors
2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013-2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2014 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

2015   
Bowden's season ended prematurely... Earned starts at linebacker early-season games against Western Kentucky and Georgia, but never played another snap after Georgia due to injury... Finished the year with four total tackles, all coming in the Georgia game before leaving with an injury.

2014
Bowden capped off an excellent by earning Freshman All-SEC honors from the league's 14 head coaches... Topped all SEC first-year players in total tackles, and become the first freshman to pace Vanderbilt in total tackles since LB Jamie Winborn did so in 1998... Participated and started at inside linebacker in 11 of 12 games, missing the Mississippi State due to injury... Concluded the season with 78 total tackles, 37 solo stops, 2.0 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack and a forced fumble... Posted at least five tackles in first eight games of Commodore career... Season high of 11 tackles came in stellar performance at Missouri... Also registered 10 stops in win over Charleston Southern... Had nine tackles, including QB sack, at Kentucky.

2013
Did not see game action as a true freshman... He impressed coaches as a prospective middle linebacker on scout teams during the fall... Blessed with superb physical skills.

High School
Captain and team MVP as senior... Enjoyed incredibly productive career as four-year LB starter... As senior, posted 117 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, four sacks and four forced fumbles for Chargers... Named First Team AAA All-State as senior... Also played TE on offense... Nominated to play in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... Two-time Region Player of the Year recipient... As junior, posted 155 tackles and five sacks... Contributed 88 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles as sophomore.

Personal
Nigel Lorenzo Bowden... Majoring in Communication Studies... Son of Phyllis Nathan-Holt and Larry Bowden... Born Dec. 20, 1994... Father is retired from the military... Parents work for U.S. Postal Service... Has a brother, Joe, and sister, Janelle... A second brother, Jason, died in the line of duty during the Iraq War.



Career Highs
Total Tackles: 11, at Missouri, 10/25/2014
Solo Tackles: 6, (2x) Last at Missouri, 10/25/2014
Break Ups: 1, vs. Ole Miss, 9/6/2014
QB Hurries: 2, vs. Ole Miss, 9/6/2014
Tackles for loss: 1.0, (2x) last at Kentucky, 9/27/2014
Sacks: 1.0, at Kentucky, 9/27/2014



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