Cowan invited to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

THE STELLAR PUNTING CAREER OF BOBBY COWAN has come to a close, but the awards keep rolling in. Voted an All-American by the Football Writers of America in 2011, Cowan was named Idaho's Special Teams Captain this year and earned Second Team All-WAC honors. A 4-year starter that rewrote the UI record books (career punting average leader, 44.7 yards), he sets his sights on the NFLPA all star game.

Bobby Cowan, the University of Idaho's punter for the past four seasons, has been chosen to play in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

A native of Vancouver, Wash., Cowan set the standard for the Vandals and is one of the talented draft-eligible seniors competing in the all-star game on Saturday, January 19, at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills at Carson, Calif. Kickoff is 3 p.m. PT, and the game will be televised live on ESPN2. ESPNU will also air live broadcasts from practices on Thursday, January 17. Cowan was a four-year starter for the Vandals. He has started every game at punter after redshirting in 2008. During his senior season, he solidified himself as Idaho's all-time leading punter averaging 43.1 yards on 70 punts. Cowan ended his Idaho career being the punting average record holder (44.7) as well as the record holder for total punts (259) and punting yards (11,570).

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Pro-football players and coaching legends will work with the game's future stars, giving them first-hand insight on what it takes to win on and off of the field. Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil will serve as the head coaches for the American and National Teams. Player Ambassadors for the game include former NFL players Terrell Davis, Hank Baskett, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Lorenzo Neal and Andre Reed.

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