david bowens
david bowens

Last Updated on April 14, 2024 by Ali Hamza

David Walter Bowens was a former American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He first came to prominence during his time with the Baltimore Colts, where he was selected by the team in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played for the Colts until 2003, and then joined the Cincinnati Bengals. He finished his playing career with the Bengals in 2006. Bowens has also been a college professor since 2001. Bowens is currently a professor at Northern Illinois University in Elgin, Illinois. In total, he has served as a professor at four schools: Northern Illinois University (2001-2006), Boston College (2007-present), Southern California (2011-present), and Northern Illinois University (2018-present).

He has also been a member of the Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills. Bowens was born in White Sulphur Springs, Pennsylvania on November 7th, 1975. He attended White Sulphur Springs High School where he played linebacker and cornerback from 1994-1996. After high school, Bowens decided to pursue a career in football and entered the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 1998, he was redshirted while playing for the Volunteers. He transferred to the University of Iowa in 1999 and played linebacker for the Hawkeyes from 2000-2001. He then transferred to the University of Pittsburgh where he played cornerback from 2002-2003.

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He attended St. Mary’s Preparatory in Orchard Lake, Michigan, where he was a letterman in football. After playing for two seasons at the collegiate level, he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. In basketball, he won All-State honors.

Bowens first dated Rocsi Diaz from Apr 2007 to Jun 2007. They had a relationship that ended after three months. His Ex-Girlfriend Rocsi Diaz’s net worth is $4 Million. David Bowens is a wealthy entrepreneur who has a net worth of $1 million and a net income of $5 million. He started his own business in the early 1990s, and through it, he became one of the most successful businessmen in the United States.

He was signed by the Browns on March 10, 2009. Bowens had been undrafted during the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor University, where he was a consensus All-American and first-team All-Big 12 selection. Bowens was selected as the 33rd overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He made his professional debut with the Browns in Week 9 of the 2009 NFL season.


David Bowens was originally drafted in the fifth round (158th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft out of Westerville High School. He played quarterback for the Westerville (Ohio) Warhawks and helped lead them to the playoffs in his senior season. In 1998, Bowens led Westerville to a 10-3 record and a spot in the Ohio League championship game. The next year, he led Westerville to an 11-2 record and a berth in the NCAA Division II title game. In both of his seasons as a starter for Westerville, Bowens threw for 3,711 yards and 30 touchdowns with only 13 interceptions. He was also named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference as a senior.

David Bowens was a high-level linebacker for the Green Bay Packers in 2000. He recorded 3.5 sacks that season, which was good enough to earn him a starting role. He continued to play well for the Packers through the 2001 and 2002 seasons, compiling 31 tackles and six sacks before being traded to the Detroit Lions in 2003.

David Bowens was a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins from 2001 to 2006. He was drafted in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft and played with the team from 2001 to 2006. In his time with the Dolphins, Bowens had career highs in receptions (48), yards (1,912), touchdowns (10), and touchdowns receptions (7). He is also known for his memorable touchdown reception in 2002 against the New Orleans Saints.

David Bowens, a cornerback for the Jets, agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the team on Wednesday. The deal is worth more than $6 million and includes $3 million in guaranteed money. Bowens has been with the Jets since 2009 and has made more than 50 appearances, recording 10 interceptions and 60 tackles.

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