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#29 Justin Bowers
Position: Safety
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 209
Year: Senior
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn.
High School: Blackman
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Updated through Dec. 5, 2012

2012: Made three starts on the season and appeared in five games overall ... had nine tackles and returned an INT for 23 yards against Massachusetts ... he had three tackles vs. SIU and two at Ohio State.

SCOUTING REPORT: The RedHawk senior is the top backup to Brison Burris at strong safety as fall drills begin in August ... among Miami's defensive backs, Bowers was second to only Dayonne Nunley as the strongest bench-presser (285 pounds).

2011: Played in all 12 games, making the first of his three starts against Cincinnati (Oct. 1) ... totaled 22 tackles, including a season-high seven against Ohio in the final game of the season (Nov. 22) ... had one interception on the season, which came against Akron (Nov. 3) ... won his third letter ... among 120 Division I teams nationwide, he helped RedHawks rank 22nd in tackles for loss, 24th in passing defense, 36th in first down defense and 39th in scoring defense.

2010: He played in 13 games during Miami's 10-4 season, accounting for nine tackle and one tackle for loss ... in the RedHawks' narrow victory at Bowling Green, Bowers had a season-best three tackle and one TFL ... coaches awarded him his second varsity letter.

2009: Appeared in all 12 games, starting six games, including three of the last four contests ... recorded 34 tackles, two quarterback sacks, 3.5 TFLs and one forced fumble ... registered a season-high nine tackles in the season finale vs. Buffalo and eight tackles in both the Northern Illinois and Toledo games ... earned his first varsity letter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four times at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. as a linebacker and running back ... served as the team captain his senior year and won all-region honors in each of his four seasons ... played centerfield for Blackman's baseball team ... prep football coach was Bobby Wells.

PERSONAL: Born September 28, 1990 ... son of Joe and Fay Bowers ... dad played college football at Middle Tennessee State ... Justin majors in sport studies at Miami.