|84 Bryson Bowling|
One of six receivers who will open the '05 campaign on the unit's official depth chart ... Size and quickness should allow for significant playing time as a starter or top reserve ... An unheralded performer who quietly leads by example ... Recorded one catch for six yards in the Purple-Gold Spring Game.
2004: Made one start (career-first vs. Memphis) in six overall appearances ... Played in games against West Virginia, Wake Forest, Houston, South Florida, Memphis and N.C. State ... Caught at least one pass in each contest played in ... Had 11-yard reception vs. WVU before catching a pass for no yardage vs. Wake Forest ... Caught two passes for 26 yards against Houston ... Pulled in two catches for 18 yards at USF ... Set career-highs with in receptions (three), receiving yards (42) and long catch (25) against the Tigers ... Caught first career touchdown on a four-yard pass from James Pinkney vs. Memphis midway through third quarter ... Closed out campaign with three-yard grab vs. N.C. State in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium ... DNP-CD against Cincinnati, Louisville, Tulane, Southern Miss and Army ... Caught a 14-yard TD pass from Patrick Pinkey during an ECU JV game against Hargraves Military Academy Oct. 12.
2003: Played in the first four games of the season to earn letter (Cincinnati, West Virginia, Miami (Fla.) and Wake Forest ... Caught two passes for 18 yards ... Opened campaign with four-yard grab against Bearcats in nationally-televised contest before recording a season-high 14-yard catch against West Virginia at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
2002: Won initial collegiate letter as a true freshman ... Made college debut against Army Oct. 5 and played in the remaining eight games but did not catch a pass.
High School: A Tennessee Sports Writers' Association Class 5-A All-State choice (first-team) as a senior at Science Hill High School ... Also selected to the Associated Press All-State unit (second-team) ... Registered 43 receptions for 1,002 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior ... Earned conference player-of-the-year and All-East Tennessee honors ... Played in Georgia-Tennessee All-Star Game ... Coach was by John Bowles ... Was an accomplished decathlon performer on the strength of sprint, triple jump and pole vault skills ... Earned diploma in the spring of 2002 before enrolling at ECU ... High School was located less than a few miles from the campus of East Tennessee State University, which fielded a Division I-AA football program before dropping the sport prior to the 2004 season.
Personal: An accounting major ... Son of Billy Bowling and Ronzella Wright ... Born October 4, 1983.