Despite the 58-21 loss against the Samford Bulldogs last Saturday, Devin Bowers managed to shine bright for Florida A&M University (FAMU) to be named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Week.
Bowers, freshman running back, ran for 144 yards on 10 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown making it his first career touchdown at FAMU. Bowers saw an opportunity and went for it, which resulted in him scoring.
“I saw the defensive end coming from the back side. I just sprinted past him. I almost tripped, but I didn’t want to get caught. I just sprinted to the end zone.”
Every time Bowers got his hands on the ball, he made sure to give it his all. He showed his speed and skills on the field leaving a great impression on his teammate, such as redshirt junior quarterback Carson Royal.
“He’s a great running back,” Royal said. “He hits the hole hard every play, he’s done great. He’s a young guy coming in with a lot of confidence. He has speed and as you can tell he hits the hole with no remorse and gets it done every play.”
Head Coach Alex Wood was very impressed with Bowers despite the loss and disappointment at the outcome of the game.
“He was a bright spot,” Wood said. “With running the football and protection.”
Rattlers are preparing to regroup for Thursday nights game on the road against the South Carolina State Bulldogs that will air on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m.