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80 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Ty Bowman

In which BracketCat counts down the 80th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State wide receiver Ty Bowman.

#80 Adam Harter
The 2020 graduation of fullback/tight end Adam Harter (80) made his jersey number available for redshirt freshman walk-on receiver Ty Bowman.
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NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted.

#80 Ty Bowman

Redshirt Freshman | 6-4 | 216 lbs. | Chanute, Kansas
Ty Bowman
Ty Bowman
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Ty Bowman (b. May 6, 2002) is a preferred walk-on wide receiver from Chanute High School who is majoring in kinesiology and projects primarily as a scout team player in 2021.

He redshirted and did not see any game action 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.