Junior season ended prematurely when it was found that he had a displaced cervical vertebrae...had been penciled in to make his first start of the season at Georgia (Nov. 29) when the injury was discovered during a routine check-up on his shoulder... a starter in 2007 who served as a back-up at outside linebacker the first 11 games of 2008... got off to a slow start due to off-season shoulder surgery... had 13 tackles, 2.0 tackles-for-loss and one sack in 2008... recorded a season-high five tackles and a sack against No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... produced two solo tackles and a tackle-for-loss at North Carolina (Nov. 8)... recorded one solo tackle against Florida State (Nov. 1), Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11), Duke (Oct. 4), Mississippi State (Sept. 20) and Boston College (Sept. 6)... made one tackle vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28) before suffering an injury to his quad... Tech's only returning starter at linebacker... missed all of spring practice after undergoing shoulder surgery following the conclusion of the 2007 season... a cerebral player who is rarely out of position... started 10 of 13 games in 2007 at outside linebacker and also served as the back-up to Philip Wheeler at inside linebacker... enrolled at Tech in January of 2006.
Played in all 13 games and started 10 times... had 34 tackles, including 17 solos... produced 4.0 tackles-for-loss and 3.0 sacks... added one forced fumble and one pass break-up... had a sack for a loss of 10 yards and forced a fumble vs. Samford (Sept. 8)... had a tackle-for-loss vs. Clemson... had an outstanding game at Maryland with six tackles, two sacks and a pass break-up... made five tackles including three solos at Miami... recorded five tackles at Duke (Nov. 10)... recorded a season-high four solo tackles (5 total) in the bowl game vs. Fresno State.
Played in every game, either on special teams or on defense . . . Saw his most signficant playing time at linebacker in the second half of the Jackets' win over Duke, when he had two tackles, including a sack for a seven-yard loss, and a forced fumble . . . Also played the second half of wins over Samford and Troy . .
Graduated from high school in 2005 and enrolled at Tech for the spring 2006 semester . . . Conference Player of the Year . . . First-team all-county and all-district selection . . . Had 114 tackles and four interceptions as a senior . . . Also played running back and wide receiver . . . Team captain and three-year letterwinner for coach Jay Sharrett at Pickerington Central High . . . Also earned all-league recognition in baseball and basketball.
Personal Full name is Shane Andrew Bowen . . . Born December 9, 1986 . . . Parents are Phil and Cathy Bowen . . . Majoring in management.