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In which BracketCat counts down the 10th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State wide receiver Ty Bowman.

#80 Adam Harter
The graduation of fullback/tight end Adam Harter (80) makes his jersey number available for incoming walk-on freshman receiver Ty Bowman.
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Disclaimer: As the 2020 football season still is “technically” scheduled to proceed as planned in Manhattan, with the recent delay of our season opener until Sept. 12 against Arkansas State, we will reset and continue this Countdown for just a little bit longer...

#80 Ty Bowman

True Freshman | 6-5 | 220 lbs. | Chanute, Kansas
Ty Bowman
Ty Bowman
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Walk-On

Ty Bowman (b. May 6, 2002) is a walk-on wide receiver from Chanute High School who plans on majoring in kinesiology and likely will redshirt during the 2020 season.

A four-year starting quarterback for the Blue Comets under head coaches Chris Shields and Clete Frazell, Bowman earned first-team all-state honors at quarterback from The Topeka Capital-Journal as a senior, while they had him on their honorable mention team as a junior.

He was named the SEK League Offensive Player of the Year in 2019, while he was a first team all-league performer as both a quarterback and safety, as well as named a finalist for the 2019 Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year by Sports in Kansas.

Bowman threw for 1,289 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, in addition to rushing for 890 yards and 13 more scores; was selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl; and also played basketball, helping to lead Chanute to a sub-state championship in 2019.