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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.
2010 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.