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Monday, November 29, 2010

Simmons & Bowman wrap up college careers

Two fine college careers came to an end this past weekend as 2007 OHS graduates Kyle Simmons and Josh Bowman played their final collegiate game for Ohio Northern as they bowed out of the NCAA Division 3 Playoffs with a loss at North Central (Ill.), 28-9.

Josh was the Polar Bear's 5th leading tackler on defense this season with 61 stops, 4 being for losses and he also had 1 interception.

Kyle had a very productive season and a 4-year career that, statistically, will go down as one of the best ever at ONU. For the 2010 season, he had 2,023 passing yards to go along with 670 rushing yards and 29 total touchdowns (19 passing, 10 rushing).

He will end his career having the most rushing yards (1,336) of any QB in ONU history, the highest career completion percentage at 59.1%, the 2nd most completions with 448, the 4th most passing yards all-time with 5,479 and maybe most impressively, Kyle will leave with more total yards than any other player in Polar Bear history with 6,815.

Kyle was also named All-OAC 1st Team for the 2nd straight year.

Wow. Two shining examples of student-athletes. Congrats to both on a great run and thank you for making Orrville proud.


Kriss & Nancy Bowman said...

We cannot tell you how proud we are of the accomplishments that these two men have done. They not only played football, practiced or conditioned everyday year round, but they also have acquired a great education, made friends for life, and learned so much for their future life. They also gave their parents, families and friends, ENJOYMENT that will be remembered forever.

Red Rider Sports Blog (Tim Snyder) said...

And THAT is what it's all about. Using given ability, hard work and dedication to secure a college education and a promising future.

Thank you for sharing.