Goal No. 16: RESPONSIBILITY. You are responsible for your own performance.
#16 Derek Bowman
Redshirt Freshman | 6-1 | 215 lbs. | Manhattan, Kansas
- Position: Defensive Back
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Scout Team
- Status: Preferred Walk-On
Derek Andrew Bowman (b. May 28, 1998) is a homeschooled walk-on defensive back from Manhattan. He redshirted in 2018 and is majoring in kinesiology.
Bowman played “high school” ball for the Manhattan Eagles, a team composed 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.