"He is certainly deserving," head coach Bill Callahan said of Zack Bowman getting his blackshirt, marking him as one of the top defensive players on the team. "He's played considerably in the last two weeks and has been an outstanding contributor to what we've been doing on defense, so we wanted to award him with a blackshirts," Callahan said.
As the season has gone along, Bowman's time on the field has increased, thus his numbers have increased as well.
From the first game of the year, where Bowman had only one tackle against Maine, his numbers have increased substantially, Bowman actually fifth on the team in tackles against Missouri, totaling 5, including a tackle for loss, plus Bowman had one pass break up.
On the season Bowman has 16 tackles in 6 games, one of those for a loss and Bowman has one interception as well.
Bowman has been the starting nickel back thus far this year and has also shared duty with Cortney Grixby at the "strongside" cornerback position.