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Jim Ference | Valley Independent - Charleroi's Brandon Bowman.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference | Valley Independent</em></div>Charleroi's Brandon Bowman.
Jim Ference | Valley Independent - Charleroi's Brandon Bowman.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jim Ference | Valley Independent</em></div>Charleroi's Brandon Bowman.

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6-0, 225

Sr., FB/MLB

Charleroi

Notable: A four-year starter, he played two seasons at OT and DT.

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Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, 10:33 p.m.
 

BRANDON BOWMAN

Brandon Bowman loves to block.

What he prefers, more than anything, is getting a running start.

After spending two seasons on the offensive line at Charleroi, Bowman embraced his move to fullback. Not only does he get to carry the ball on occasion — he was averaging 4.8 yards per carry through the first two games — but he gets to hit.

“I love lead blocking,” Bowman said. “I like just taking people's heads off. And you get to do it full-speed ahead.”

Bowman is attracting interest at fullback and linebacker because of his frame, strength (squats 600, benches 365) and 4.7-range speed.

Pitt, which likes him at fullback, invited Bowman to the Florida State game. Akron, which likes him at linebacker, invited him to the James Madison game last weekend.

“He's a good point-of-attack blocker,” Charleroi coach Ed Jenkins said. “That's his biggest strength. He does carry it well for a fullback. He has deceptive footwork, and he's strong. He's always got two or three guys on his back and he keeps his legs churning.”

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