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Player Info

NaVorro Bowman
LB #53
Height:
6-0
Weight:
242
Age:
29
College:
Penn State
Hometown:
Forestville, MD
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
20
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Biography

Awards Honors


  • 2011: AP First-Team All-Pro, All-Pro Team by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Defensive Player of the Year & All-Pro Team by Dallas Morning News’ Rick Gosselin, USA Football All-Fundamentals Team
  • 2012: AP First-Team All-Pro, NFC Pro Bowl
  • 2013: AP First-Team All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Len Eshmont Award, NFC Defensive Player of the Month (December), Midseason All-Pro by ESPN’s John Clayton
  • 2015: AP First-Team All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Ed Block Courage Award Recipient

Career Highlights

  • Late in the 4th qtr. vs. Atl. (12/23/13), Bowman intercepted Falcons QB Matt Ryan and returned it 89 yds. for a TD to seal the victory  in the final regular season game at Candlestick Park. It marked the longest INT return by a LB in franchise history.
  • Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month in December of 2013. During that stretch, Bowman registered 56 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 2 INTs, one of which was returned 89 yds. for a TD, 2 FFs and 1 FR. No other player accomplished the feat in the entire 2013 season.
  • According to NFL Gamebook Statistics, Bowman registered 154 tackles, the most in the NFL during the 2015 season. The 154 tackles was also a career-high after racking up 143 tackles in 2012 and 2013.

Awards Honors


  • 2011: AP First-Team All-Pro, All-Pro Team by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Defensive Player of the Year & All-Pro Team by Dallas Morning News’ Rick Gosselin, USA Football All-Fundamentals Team
  • 2012: AP First-Team All-Pro, NFC Pro Bowl
  • 2013: AP First-Team All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Len Eshmont Award, NFC Defensive Player of the Month (December), Midseason All-Pro by ESPN’s John Clayton
  • 2015: AP First-Team All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Ed Block Courage Award Recipient

Career Highlights

  • Late in the 4th qtr. vs. Atl. (12/23/13), Bowman intercepted Falcons QB Matt Ryan and returned it 89 yds. for a TD to seal the victory  in the final regular season game at Candlestick Park. It marked the longest INT return by a LB in franchise history.
  • Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month in December of 2013. During that stretch, Bowman registered 56 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 2 INTs, one of which was returned 89 yds. for a TD, 2 FFs and 1 FR. No other player accomplished the feat in the entire 2013 season.
  • According to NFL Gamebook Statistics, Bowman registered 154 tackles, the most in the NFL during the 2015 season. The 154 tackles was also a career-high after racking up 143 tackles in 2012 and 2013.

Goldmine

  • In January of 2017, Bowman went to visit one of his biggest fans in the hospital, Sierra Pita. Pita was headed to her first 49ers game, wearing her NaVorro Bowman jersey, when she was in a car accident that left her in the hospital. Once Bowman heard of her story, he needed to go see her. “If she was coming to cheer me on and wearing my jersey, the least I could do was go, see her and cheer her on,” Bowman said. “You could tell that she was sad, but I think when I walked in the room, it was just tears of joy.” A fresh Bowman jersey highlighted a bag chock full of 49ers gear. The gifts were followed by good conversation. Bowman and Sienna found common ground talking about their dogs. Coincidentally, Sienna has a dog named Monster, which is Bowman’s nickname on the football field. But their connection went well beyond pets. “I let her know that no matter how far down you are, if you work hard, you can get back and get over it,” Bowman said. “I think she saw the connection between the two of us and that there’s a possibility of her doing things that doctors said she couldn’t do. I’m so happy that we crossed paths. We have so much in common, and I just wish the best for her.”
  • Bowman hosted his 2nd Annual NaVorro Bowman Football Camp, a free youth camp for local children in his home community of Forestville, MD in June of 2015. He partnered with the District Heights Boys and Girls Club, a group of which Bowman was a member while growing up. 
  • Bowman and other NFL Players joined the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) for a game of softball at Bowie Baysox Stadium in Maryland to raise funds for Veterans Amputee Charities. This marked the third year of the event, but the first time NFL players participated. Bowman and former teammate DT Darnell Dockett served as team captains for the game that ended in a 14-14 tie.
  • In June of 2015, Bowman hosted the inaugural “Celebrity Steak-Out,” raising money for underprivileged youth in the community. “I wasn’t too privileged growing up,” Bowman said. “I had to scratch and claw and find things to do as a child. And me being where I am today, I’m able to provide something, especially for kids who don’t have as much as the next kid. So I really want to provide inner-city, low-income students in the Bay Area with a safe place to play.”
  • Bowman works with the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA and recently received an award for his efforts in the program. He has participated in numerous events, including a night of bowling to benefit children, and a toy drive during the holiday season.
  • In 2013, Bowman traveled to Africa to participate in the Pros for Africa program, which partners with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide more than 4,100 customized hearing devices for those in need. NaVorro and other NFL players helped fit patients with hearing aids. “By giving hearing aids, we have blessed these people and put smiles on their faces. We were able to give them a whole new life.”
  • Bowman was born and raised just outside of Washington, D.C. in a high-crime area. It was a tough environment to avoid, but sports became his outlet from the streets and drugs. “My parents had been with me since day one. Also, having a support system like my high school coach. He really let me know early on that I had something special and I shouldn’t mess it up.”
  • Two important and influential people in Bowman’s life abruptly passed away. His father passed away from a blood clot that reached his heart, while his high school coach died in a car accident before Penn State’s bowl game in 2009. “Dealing with as much adversity as I have in a short period of time has made me the man I am today. It’s made me stay on track and strive to do those things that will possibly help me be successful, not just on the football field, but off the field also.”
  • He earned his degree in criminal law and justice and one day would like to use that to help out his hometown. With all of the violence and drugs in District Heights, MD, he believes being from the area will help others listen to him. “That’s one of the reasons I got into that field - to open doors and possibly be able to get into a young child’s head from my neighborhood.”
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 691 518 173 12.5 0 26 4 104 -- 89 1 7 5
2017 SF 3 3 20 13 7 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 SF 4 4 35 24 11 1.0 -- 2 1 0 -- 0 0 1 --
2015 SF 16 16 154 116 38 2.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 SF 16 16 145 120 25 5.0 0 8 2 93 46.5 89 1 4 2
2012 SF 16 16 148 96 52 2.0 -- 6 1 11 11 11 0 1 --
2011 SF 16 16 143 111 32 2.0 -- 8 -- -- -- -- -- 0 3
2010 SF 16 1 46 38 8 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 3-23 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @SEA L 9-12 11 7 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 LA L 39-41 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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