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August 8, 2012

NEW: Former OSU lineman Michael Bowie officially joins Northeastern State

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Former Oklahoma State offensive lineman Michael Bowie has officially landed at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

Northeastern State University coach Kenny Evans announced Wednesday the addition of Bowie to the roster for the upcoming season.

The 6-foot-4, 325-pound senior left tackle has enrolled at NSU and will have one year of eligibility remaining with the RiverHawks, and he is eligible to play right away.

“Michael will be a huge addition to our offensive line,” Evans said in a release from the university. “He went through his first practice with us today, and you can tell that his talent level is as good as you’re going to find at this level. I’m really excited for him to put on the pads so we can see what he can do at game speed.”

Bowie transfered from OSU, where he started five games late in the season and was projected to be the starting left tackle for the Cowboys this upcoming year. He was released from OSU after violating team rules and chose to play his final year at NSU.

“I had a couple teammates from high school that were at Northeastern State and wanted me to play with them,” Bowie said. “I’m glad I’ve been given the opportunity to finish up my last year with a team like NSU. I expect nothing but the best from myself in my final year of college football. I just want to improve my technique, get better with my hands and help my team win games.”

Bowie will be eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft, and he is projected to be selected anywhere between the second and sixth rounds.

The Sand Springs native originally signed with the Cowboys in 2009, but he played his first two seasons at Navarro College. He was rated as the No. 34 junior college prospect in the country after his sophomore season, and he also helped lead Navarro to the junior college national championship.

Other RiverHawks that played with Bowie in high school were junior wide receiver Shane Devers, sophomore quarterback Johnny Deaton — another OSU defector — and sophomore running back Terrance Dixon.

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