2015: Played in 11 games as a redshirt-freshman at linebacker…totaled 18 tackles (12 solo, 6 assists) with one pass break-up…tied for fourth on the team with three special teams tackles…set a career-high in tackles with five (3 solo, 2 assists) with his first-career pass break-up at Army (11/14)…posted three tackles (2 solo, 1 assist) vs UConn (11/7)…had two tackles - both solo - vs UCF (10/3) and at SMU (11/21)…recorded two assisted tackles vs Maine (9/19)…notched one solo stop at Temple (10/10) and one solo tackle vs Houston (10/16)…made his collegiate debut vs Duke (9/3), recording one assisted tackle…posted one solo stop at Memphis (10/31).
2014: Did not play as a true freshman and redshirted the season.
High School: Three-year letterman at Ouachita Parish High for coaches Jeff Fitzgerald and John Carr...rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com...received a 79 rating, listed as the No. 85 recruit in the state and ranked the No. 120 outside linebacker in the nation by 247Sports.com...helped lead the Lions to a combined 26-11 overall record with playoff appearances each year...named honorable-mention all-state and first-team All-District 2-5A in each of his final two prep seasons when he tallied a combined 180 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 15 sacks...as a senior, named Area Defensive Player of the Year after tallying 100 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, eight sacks, three forced fumble and an interception return for a touchdown...selected to play in the 2013 East-West All-Star Game...as a junior, posted 80 stops, nine tackles for loss and seven sacks...also earned four letters in track and field...off the field, was a member of the Honor Roll.
Personal: Born Eric Gerard Bowie, Jr., in Plaquemine, La...son of Eric and Anona Bowie...has two brothers, Jamylle and Kenneth, and one sister, Eriona...undecided on major...chose Tulane over Southern Miss.