Brock Bowers’ College Stats: How the Bulldogs TE Became the Greatest of All Time

    Standout tight end Brock Bowers forged a legendary career with the Georgia Bulldogs, but where do his college stats rank in program history?

    Brock Bowers has etched his name into college football history books. His three-year career is considered one of the best in college football, as he dominated opponents week in and week out, no matter the competition.

    His college stats are incredibly impressive as the Georgia Bulldogs tight end turns the page on a storied college career and heads to the 2024 NFL Draft as one of the top prospects.

    Brock Bowers Announces Himself As Top College Football Tight End in Freshman Season

    Bowers was a four-star recruit out of Napa High School, CA., where he played several positions. He impressed with his athleticism during the Nike Sparq camp. He ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash twice during the camp, wowing scouts. His determination also shone through during the COVID pandemic, which would have been his senior year of high school.

    With the season canceled, Bowers trained by running through the steep hills of Napa Valley. His training was filmed, clipped, and sent to coaches. It became clear that Bowers was built differently as he gathered offers from several schools.

    However, not all schools offered him a position at tight end. Some, including Notre Dame, offered him a position at linebacker. Bowers committed to Georgia, allowing him to see the field in his freshman season.

    In a room with Arik Gilbert and Darnell Washington, Bowers became an immediate starter in Athens as off-field issues and injury decimated the tight end group. The standout freshman made his debut against Clemson in Week 1, where he had six receptions for 43 yards.

    Bowers started all 14 games, recording four 100-yard games and having five games with multiple touchdowns. He finished the season by scoring a touchdown in the College Football Playoff semifinal and final as Georgia won its first national title in 40 years.

    Bowers’ freshman campaign was a considerable achievement, especially considering that Georgia had a plethora of highly touted wide receivers, including Jermaine Burton, Ladd McConkey, Adonai Mitchell, and George Pickens, at their disposal.

    A unanimous first-team All-American, the Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Award winner, and SEC Freshman of the Year, Bowers ended the season as the Bulldogs’ leading receiver, establishing himself as one of the best tight ends in college football and an instrumental offensive weapon for Georgia.

    Receptions: 56
    Receiving Yards: 882
    Receiving Touchdowns: 13
    Rushing Attempts: 4
    Rushing Yards: 56
    Rushing Touchdowns: 1

    Bowers Establishes Elite Status in Sophomore Season

    Bowers continued to dominate college football as a sophomore, playing in and starting 15 games. His record-setting pace continued with three 100-yard games as he led the Bulldogs in receiving yards for the second season.

    He was pivotal to Georgia remaining unbeaten throughout the entire season. With Bowers’ help, they turned over opponent after opponent on the way to a second consecutive national title.

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    Not only was Bowers consistent with his production, but he was also relied upon in high-pressure moments. In the college football playoff semifinal, he had four catches for 64 yards, including an important catch on fourth down that extended what would be the game-winning drive.

    Bowers won the John Mackay Award, becoming the first tight end in program history to win the accolade. The elite tight end was again honored as a first-team all-American and an all-SEC team selection.

    His 942 receiving yards led the team for the second consecutive season as Bowers continued his march toward becoming one of the greatest tight ends to grace the sport in the modern era.

    Receptions: 63
    Receiving Yards: 942
    Receiving Touchdowns: 7
    Rushing Attempts: 9
    Rushing Yards: 109
    Rushing Touchdowns: 3

    Bowers Ends His Legendary Career With Impressive Junior Campaign

    2023 wasn’t as statistically impressive as Bowers’ first two seasons, but he still displayed why NFL scouts are attaching a generational label to his name. The Bulldogs’ tight end missed three games during the season due to an ankle injury, but he still tallied 56 receptions for 714 receiving yards in 10 games.

    Despite missing games, he still ranked second in receiving yards among the nation’s tight ends.

    Georgia made the SEC Championship Game, but Bowers’ five receptions for 53 yards were not enough to defeat a resurgent Alabama Crimson Tide team. It led to the Bulldogs missing the playoffs, preventing any chance at a third consecutive national championship victory.

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    Over his career, Bowers led the Bulldogs in receptions, yards, and touchdowns in all three seasons in Athens and became the first player to win back-to-back John Mackey Awards. He is widely regarded as the best tight end in modern college football history as he heads to the NFL, ready to continue his football domination.

    Receptions: 56
    Receiving Yards: 714
    Receiving Touchdowns: 6
    Rushing Attempts: 6
    Rushing Yards: 28
    Rushing Touchdowns: 1

    Bowers’ Final Career Stats

    Receptions: 175
    Receiving Yards: 2,538
    Receiving Touchdowns: 26
    Rushing Attempts: 19
    Rushing Yards: 193
    Rushing Touchdowns: 5

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