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  McKinley Bowie
McKinley Bowie
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aldine, TX

High School:
Eisenhower HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 245

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

1999: Played in all 11 games, starting at weakside linebacker against both North Texas and Texas A&M in place of the injured Rodney Smith ... Collected 51 total tackles (35 solo, 16 assists), including four tackles for loss and two sacks ... Had a season-high seven tackles against both Oklahoma and Texas A&M ... Credited with six stops versus North Texas and five against Texas Tech ... Also had five tackles at Kansas State and at Kansas ... Garnered second sack of the season against the Red Raiders ... Had an 83-yard interception return for a touchdown against Boston College, the seventh-longest in school history ... That pick came as the Eagles were driving for a go-ahead score just before halftime.

1998: Baylorís ninth-leading tackler, making 24 solo stops and assisting on 12 others for a total of 36 tackles ... Among team leaders in stops behind the line with five for 20 yards in opponent losses ... Also had two sacks for 12 yards in losses ... Hurried the quarterback nine times and recovered a fumble ... Made first career fumble recovery at Notre Dame ... Made eight tackles (six solo) with one sack for three yards and a tackle behind the line against Kansas ... Had a nine-yard solo sack and assisted on another against N.C. State.

1997: Saw action in nine games in his first season on the field ... Played at strongside linebacker ... Rang up a total of 12 tackles, and five of those were unassisted ... Had his best game against Nebraska when he made four tackles, two unassisted ... Had a 370-lb. bench press in spring testing.

1996: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Eisenhower High School, Houston, Texas ... Recorded 48 solo tackles, 22 assists as senior in 1995 ... As junior had 90 tackles and six sacks ... Max Emfinger National Bluechip All-American and ranked among the top 15 linebackers in the country by Emfinger ... Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fabulous 44 ... San Antonio Express-News State Super 60 ... No. 89 player in Texas according to Super Prep ... Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Houston Chronicle state top 100 ... All-Southwest by National Recruiting Advisor ... All-Greater Houston ... Finalist for Houston Touchdown Club defensive player of the year ... Lettered three years in baseball and in basketball.

Personal:: McKinley Bowie, Jr. ... Named pronounced BOO-ee ... .Born Sept. 19, 1977 ... Son of McKinley Bowie Sr. and Joan Coutee ... Majoring in general studies.

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