22  Michael Bowman
Michael Bowman



High School:
Anson County

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 165

Inside Receiver



ECU And Southern Miss Set For First-Place Showdown

Game Kicks Off At 4:00 p.m. Saturday


Pirates Claim Road Thriller Over Navy, 38-35

Dominique Davis Sets Two NCAA Records In Win


McNeill's Weekly Press Conference

Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming Navy Game


ECU Heads To Memphis For C-USA Clash

Pirates Looking For 2-1 Start In League Play


ECU 38, UCF 31 - AP Photos

Davis finished 19 of 31 for 203 yards.


ECU Football vs. Navy- AP Photos


Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

An exciting playmaker whose athleticism, acceleration, verticality and flexibility thrives in the Pirates' air-oriented offensive package and sparks special teams play ... Penciled in as the unit's starter at the "H" position - one of two inside receiver slots - for the second-straight season ... Installation of spread off ense with new coaching staff 's arrival in 2010 triggered break-out season by enabling him to play alongside former Pirate and current Dallas Cowboy receiver Dwayne Harris, instead of behind him ... Opened the spring scrimmage schedule with eight catches for 47 yards April 2 before adding four receptions for 39 yards April 9 ... Also netted four grabs for 15 yards in the Purple-Gold Game April 16 ... A 2011 Preseason All-Conference USA selection (fourth-team) by Phil Steele Magazine ... Originally inked a national letter-of-intent with South Carolina during the traditional signing day period but joined ECU program during '07 preseason camp.

2011 Game-by-Game Statistics

2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Flourished in head coach Ruffin McNeill's pass-oriented offensive attack, finishing with 47 receptions for 434 yards and a trio of touchdowns (Memphis, Southern Miss, UAB) during first season as a regular receiver ... Played in a career-high 13 games and made nine starts ... Did not start versus Memphis, N.C. State, UCF and UAB ... Gained additional time as a reserve kickoff returner, totaling eight runbacks for 105 yards ... Also carried the ball three times and gained 25 yards (8.3 ypc) ... Ended the campaign tied for third on the team with 11 plays of 20 or more yards (six kickoff returns and five receptions) ... Hauled in two or more receptions in every game of the year ... During Conference USA action, made 28 receptions for 256 yards and scored all three touchdowns ... Tied for third on the squad with eight grabs on third down and checked in fifth on the team with 20 catches that went for first downs ... Caught most passes on first down with 21 receptions ... Targeted most often on second-and-long situations with 15 passes intended ... Averaged 45.3 receiving yards per game at home compared with 27.2 yards per tilt in road contests ... Averaged 32.8 yards per kickoff return in road games, taking back five for 164 yards ... Pirates went 3-0 when he scored a touchdown ... Surpassed 100 all-purpose yards at Southern Miss (108) and versus Navy (154) ... Made three-of-four receptions (25 yards) against SMU in the fourth quarter ... Snapped a four-game scoreless streak with a fourth-quarter, 11-yard touchdown catch at UAB ... Set career high with six kickoff returns against Navy, all in the second and third quarters ... Made a career-long 36-yard reception in the third quarter en route to a personal-best 93 receiving yards versus N.C. State ... Hauled in game-winning, 32-yard touchdown pass from Dominique Davis with 4:36 left in the game at Southern Miss ... Season-long kickoff return of 56 yards also came versus the Golden Eagles ... Tied career high, set against Memphis, with five receptions at North Carolina and against N.C. State and Navy ... Recorded a career-long, 14-yard rush in third quarter at UNC.

2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
2009: Suffered a serious arm injury during the early days (Aug. 10) of preseason camp and did not experience action until Nov. 15 (at Tulsa) ... Played in four (Tulsa, Southern Miss, Houston and Arkansas) of remaining five games and made two catches for 11 yards in limited reserve duty ... Both receptions came against Razorbacks in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ... Initial grab resulted in a first-quarter first down.

2008 Game-by-Game Statistics
2008: Emerged late in the season, playing in last five games (Southern Miss, UAB, UTEP, Tulsa and Kentucky) ... First collegiate play came against Southern Miss ... Used as a kickoff return specialist after Dwayne Harris sustained a season-ending injury and finished second on unit with 10 returns for 235 yards - an average of 23.5 yards per attempt ... Racked up a career-best 111 yards on three returns, including a personal-long of 61 vs. UTEP in the regular season finale ... Offensively, caught two balls - both against Kentucky in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl - for 20 yards (long of 15) ... Also recorded one rush for three yards vs. Wildcats in Memphis ... Accounted for 258 all-purpose yards ... Returned three kicks for 67 yards with a long of 29 at UAB.

2007: Redshirted during initial season in East Carolina program ... Contributed efforts on offensive scout team.

High School: A three-year letterman for coach Jody Grooms at Anson County High School ... Earned three-star rating by scout.com ... Played wingback position in a veer offensive system ... Also recruited by Colorado, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech ... Rushed for 1,246 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior ... Also recorded three receptions for scores.

Personal: Full name is Michael Ray Bowman ... Born November 2, 1989 ... A communications major.