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Kittanning sophomore Nick Bowers brings size and athleticism to the Wildcats' lineup. His father, Brad, is a Kittanning assistant.
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Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, 12:36 a.m.

Even at 6-foot-3, Kittanning sophomore Nick Bowers is not the Wildcats' tallest pass catcher — that title belongs to 6-6 senior tight end Vince Mead.

But Bowers might grow a couple more inches before he graduates. He'll likely add to his 195-pound frame, too. And with his father Brad, a Kittanning assistant, there to guide him, Bowers could become a revered receiver.

Bowers flashed a bit of his potential on opening night, as he made a diving 35-yard catch along the left sideline that set up Kittanning's third touchdown. He almost had a highlight-reel catch earlier in game, when a ball just barely slipped through the hands of the outstretched sophomore.

A few more thrilling moments, and Bowers might become the big man on campus sooner than anticipated.

Q: How do you like the offense so far?

A: It's way better than last year. I like it. It's faster. A lot better than huddling up and waiting for the play.

Q: What's it like to have your dad as a coach?

A: It's fine. He's pretty much coached me my whole life.

Q: Do you think he's any tougher on you than other players?

A: I'm like a normal player. He's no different around me.

Q: Your dad is a big guy, too. Can you physically test him yet?

A: Nah, he's still a lot stronger than I am.

Q: What's the most entertaining thing your dad does as a coach?

A: The (hand signals) from the sidelines (for plays on offense).

Q: What's your favorite gesture?

A: Fly.

Q: Your uncle (Chris Bowers) is involved with the Wick City Boxing Club. Do you do any boxing?

A: No. I just don't want to box. It's not my thing.

Q: What's one thing the average person wouldn't know about you?

A: I like to get outdoors, hunt and fish.

Q: If you could hunt any animal, what would you hunt?

A: Moose.

Q: If you had to watch one movie before a football game, what would it be?

A: “Friday Night Lights.”

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