Bowe: "I feel like an old man out there"

Dwayne Bowe was a monster during spring training, and now looks to continue his success in fall camp. Bowe, a 6-3, 217-pound receiver from Miami Fla., will likely be a major offensive contributor at the position in 2006.

He arrived at fall camp on Sunday as a senior and looking to be a leader.

 

"I feel like an old man out there," Bowe said. "This team is looking good already on day two. I feel like not only I can lead but all the seniors have the ability to lead. This team will be led by seniors not individuals."

 

His physique shows just how serious he is this season, coming in much more toned up. His arms and torso look ripped, and his tattooed arms remind him who he wants to be. On the left forearm, it says "BIG," on the left, "BOWE."

 

With his height, Bowe will have a clear advantage over most defensive backs. He is tall and physical. In fact, some experts believe he could be the most physically dominating receiver that will enter the 2007 NFL Draft.

 

Only four months ago, Bowe hauled in three touchdown passes, including a one-handed touchdown grab on a 35-yard strike from Matt Flynn against the first-team defense. He finished the final spring scrimmage with 126 yards receiving off seven catches.

 

"Dwayne Bowe showed why he's a really great go-to guy," Miles said following the spring game. "He's a guy who can go up in the air and get a ball, and our quarterbacks look for him so regularly."

 

As a receiver, Bowe gets hands on experience and interaction with the most talked about topic in Baton Rouge; who is going to start at quarterback. Russell is the likely winner, but nothing is certain until game time.

 

"I think all the quarterbacks are great," Bowe said. "JaMarcus is experienced and throws the ball hard, but Matt is throwing the ball harder this year and is more accurate."

 

He goes into his final season with 89 career receptions for 1,413 yards and 14 touchdowns. At 14 touchdowns, Bowe ranks as the ninth-highest in LSU history. He is entering his third year as starter at wide receiver and is likely the most talented player in LSU's receiving corps.

 

Bowe is still relatively new at the game of football, having played the sport for the first time just five years ago as a junior in high school.

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