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Manny Bowen
Manny  Bowen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Barnegat, N.J.

High School:
Barnegat

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 226

Position:
LB

Experience:
JR

H.S. Coach:
Rob Davis

Major:
Media Studies


10/28/2017

No. 6 Ohio State rallies to beat No. 2 Penn State

Buckeyes earn win with fourth-quarter comeback

09/02/2017

No. 6 FB Shuts Out Akron in Opener

Barkley totals 246 all-purpose yards, while defense yields just 159 yards in shutout

12/13/2016

Seventy-Eight Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients

11/26/2016

B1G East Champs! No. 7 Penn State Downs MSU to Clinch Title

The Nittany Lions clinched a share of the Big Ten East Division Title with a win over the Spartans.

09/24/2016

No. 4/5 Michigan Spoils Big Ten Opener

Barkley totals 136 yards in loss, including a career-high 77 receiving yards

10/21/2017

Penn State vs. Michigan (USATSI)

USATSI photos from Penn State football vs. Michigan - Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

09/02/2017

USATSI Gallery - Akron at Penn State

USATSI Gallery - Akron at Penn State

11/26/2016

Penn State 45, Michigan State 12

Check out the Penn State USATSI photo gallery from the game against Michigan State.

10/22/2016

Penn State vs. Ohio State

Oct. 22, 2016

10/01/2016

Penn State vs. Minnesota

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Penn State and Minnesota.

2017 Junior Season

Season: Started nine games.

Akron (9/2): Tied for the team lead with five stops, all coming in the first quarter...Combined with Tyrell Chavis on a tackle for loss in the first quarter...Was a part of a defense that logged 14.0 tackles for loss, the most since recording 15.0 vs. Temple in 2015...Part of a defense that logged a season-opening shutout for the first time since 2007 (FIU, 59-0). Pittsburgh (9/9): Totaled four tackles...Added one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup. Georgia State (9/16): Led the team and tied for game high with six tackles...Combined with Shaka Toney on a third-quarter sack of Conner Manning, a play which Manning fumbled and Penn State recovered...A part of a unit that posted its second shutout of the season, marking the first time since 2009 a Nittany Lion defense posted two shutouts in a single season. at Iowa (9/23): Made two stops, including a solo hit behind the line of scrimmage. Indiana (9/30): Ranked second on the team with eight tackles. at Northwestern (10/7): Made four tackles...Added a pair of quarterback hurries. Michigan (10/21): Had six stops...Posted a third-quarter solo takedown of quarterback John O'Korn...Part of a defense that held the Wolverines scoreless over the final 40:03 of the game. at Ohio State (10/28): Totaled nine tackles, including seven solo...Force a fumble in the first quarter, which was recovered by Koa Farmer and set up Penn State's second touchdown of the game. at Michigan State (11/4): Tallied eight stops...Combined with Christian Campbell on a second-quarter tackle for loss...Added one quarterback hurry.

2016 Sophomore Season
Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten.

Season: Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...Made his first career start at Pitt (9/10).

Kent State (9/3): Totaled one tackle...Added his first career pass breakup. at Pitt (9/10): Made his first career start...Collected five tackles, all solo...Posted his first career solo tackle for loss in the first quarter. Temple (9/17): Notched three tackles...Logged his first career sack with a takedown of Phillip Walker in the second quarter...Had one pass breakup...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015. at Michigan (9/24): Totaled seven tackles, including a stop behind the line of scrimmage on Michigan’s first offensive play of the game. Minnesota (10/1): Contributed seven tackles (five solo)...Made a career-best 2.0 tackles for loss, including a fourth-quarter takedown behind the line on third down to force a Minnesota field goal. Maryland (10/8): Made his first career start at middle linebacker...Totaled five stops...A part of a defense that allowed 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland to 14 points - all in the first half - 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game. Ohio State (10/22): Notched his first double-digit tackle effort with 12 stops...Added one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss...Helped the defense to a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss, the most TFLs since posting 11.0 vs. Maryland in 2015...The 11.0 tackles for loss were the most yielded by the Buckeyes since giving up 11.0 vs. Alabama (2015). at Purdue (10/29): Totaled six tackles - five solo...Helped the defense hold Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016. Iowa (11/5): Made four tackles...Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing, which was 137.9 yards below the Hawkeyes’ season average (167.9 ypg) entering the game...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State held consecutive opponents to 46 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/12): Made a pair of stops...Had a second-quarter tackle for loss. at Rutgers (11/19): Had one assisted tackle...Helped hold Rutgers to just 87 yards of total offense, the fewest given up by Penn State in its Big Ten history and the fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (74)...The five first downs allowed are the fewest in B1G play in Penn State history and fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (2). Michigan State (11/26): Logged nine tackles...Sacked Tyler O’Conner for a loss of nine yards in the second quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Totaled six tackles...Combined with Malik Golden on a second-quarter tackle for loss.

2015 True Freshman Season
Awards: Selected as ECAC FBS Rookie of the Week (Oct. 4)...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 fall semester.

Season: Appeared in 13 games...Was one of five true freshmen to see action...Led the team with 13 special teams tackles, including a team-best eight on kickoff coverage.

Rutgers (9/19): Recorded two tackles for his first career stats...Notched half-tackle for loss. Army (10/3): Made his first career fumble recovery in the second quarter, which led to a Penn State field goal...Recorded a season-high six tackles, five being solo...Was a part of a defensive that limited Army to one pass attempt, the fewest by a Penn State opponent since at least 1966, and one completion, the fewest since 1976 (Ohio State)...The one completion tied for the fewest by a team in FBS in 2015 (by Georgia Southern vs. Western Michigan & by Boston College vs. Syracuse)...The one pass attempt was the fewest by an FBS team in 2015...Helped hold Army to just 32 passing yards, the fewest against the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten era (since 1993)...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Indiana (10/10): Made one tackle. at Ohio State (10/17): Made one tackle on punt coverage. vs. Maryland (10/24): Registered two tackles. Illinois (10/31): Had one tackle. at Northwestern (11/7): Made two tackles. at Michigan State (11/28): Forced his first career fumble in the fourth quarter...Recorded three tackles.

High School
Played at Barnegat High School for Rob Davis...Recorded 51 tackles, including 10 TFL, in 2014...Also contributed on offense with 204 yards rushing, 313 yards receiving and five total touchdowns...Rated a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Scout ranked him among the top 10 prospects in New Jersey...Rated as the 14th-best linebacker in the class by ESPN.

Personal
Full name is Richard Emmanuel Bowen...Son of Richard Bowen and Monica Clarke...Has two brothers, Buddy and Josh, and two sisters, Livi and Niessa...Majoring in media studies...Born November 21, 1996 in Lakewood, New Jersey.

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