Boston College Football 2014: Dave Bowen, OL


There is no way you can get enough Boston College football in one day, and on a bittersweet day such as commencement, it couldn’t be more timely. Dave Bowen, help us out.

Bowen is today’s 2014 featured Eagle, who has been a member of this team for the last several years. The Pennsylvanian first came to Boston College in 2011, whereupon he redshirted. Prior to his arrival on the Heights, Bowen was a respected high school offensive lineman in the Philadelphia area. One of the highest honors that came to him was being named to the Big 33 Football Classic, which is a game featuring Pennsylvania’s top high school football players.

Following the redshirt season, Dave Bowen made his Boston College debut in 2012 in the season opener against Miami, eventually going on to play in each game that year. The plan was to use him as a blocking tight end, a policy which continued to some extent into 2013 when Steve Addazio and his new coaching staff arrived in Chestnut Hill. Bowen became a sixth offensive lineman of sorts in 2012, but ended up on the depth chart at left tackle.

Dave Bowen #74: Fast Facts

  • Position: Offensive lineman
  • Hometown: Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • High School: Radnor High School
  • Measurements: 6-foot-7, 288 lb.
  • Class year & age at 2014 season opener: Junior, 21
  • BC games played: 19

Dave Bowen #74: 2013 Season

  • Backup offensive lineman
  • Games played: 7
  • Cumulative stats: No statistics accumulated
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster

Dave Bowen is likely to continue in his role as a sixth offensive lineman disguised as a blocking tight end, a backup offensive lineman in general, and as a lineman on special teams. As a junior who already has 19 games of playing experience, there will be opportunities for him to advance up the depth chart, but starting seems unlikely. Including Ian Silberman, Boston College’s offensive line could have four seniors on it in 2014; when they graduate, Bowen could get his shot.