Goal No. 16: RESPONSIBILITY. You are responsible for your own performance.
#16 Derek Bowman
True Freshman | 6-1 | 212 lbs. | Manhattan, Kansas
- Position: Defensive Back
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Redshirt
- Status: Walk-On
Derek Andrew Bowman (b. May 28, 1998) is a homeschooled walk-on defensive back from Manhattan. He is pretty much a stone-cold lock to redshirt in 2018 as he adjusts to college.
Bowman played “high school” ball for the Manhattan Eagles, a team comprised of homeschooled players from the Manhattan area.
He helped the Eagles to earn a 10-2 record and a state runner-up finish as a junior in 2015.
Bowman also earned first-team All-Kansas Christian Athletic Association (KCAA) honors as a defensive back on three occasions, while he was a first-team honoree at running back as a junior and senior after earning second-team accolades as a sophomore.
He totaled 5,404 rushing yards and 118 total touchdowns during his career, in addition to 17 interceptions, and also lettered in basketball, earning first-team All-KCAA accolades as a senior.
Bowman’s mother, Traci, also attended K-State. He is majoring in kinesiology.