Inspector Gadget – Lynn Bowden

Do you remember 1995 and 1996 Kordell “Slash Stewart? Have you seen the “Swiss Army Knife” Taysom Hill? Well, let me introduce you to Lynn “Six” Bowden Jr.! He plays quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. He even returns kicks and punts. A projected Day 3 pick, Bowden could add a dynamic wrinkle to the Eagles offense. NFL teams would have to account for him in the game plan and whatever gadget play might be cooked up that week.

First, if you didn’t watch the video then please go back and watch the video. The guy does everything and by all accounts, is a selfless player that will play anywhere and do anything to win.


Lynn Bowden, Jr.

BUT…..Does He Really Do Everything?

Initially, I thought well this is probably a guy who played 1 position taking reps at the other spots but this guy legit played everywhere. He played both running back and quarterback leaving highschool as Ohio’s sixth all-time rusher with 7,387 yards. Freshman year he averaged 23.5 yards per kick return on 37 returns while adding 17 catches for 240 yards as a receiver. He even got some snaps as a quarterback going 3-of-4 passing for 92 yards. During his Sophmore season, he took off at the wide receiver position leading the team with 67 catches, 745 receiving yards and 5 TD catches. He continued to crush it on special teams as well averaging of 21.6 yards on kickoffs. He added two punt returns for TDs on just five total returns.

As team captain for his junior year, he won the Paul Hornung Award Winner for the nation’s most versatile player. He started quarterback for the final 8 games of the season going 6-2 while also leading the team in receiving with 30 receptions for 348 yards. Bowden was named the MVP of the 2019 Belk Bowl rushing for 233 yards on 34 carries and throwing a game-winning touchdown pass with 15 seconds left. He really does do EVERYTHING!

Oh and for the record when his nickname in the NFL becomes “Inspector Gadget” just know Freddy Burns from EOP told you first!

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