Knoxville Catholic hires NDHS grad, CFL star Adarius Bowman

Knoxville Catholic High School on Jan. 10 announced the hiring of Adarius Bowman as associate director of Admission Outreach and International Enrollment.

Mr. Bowman recently completed his stellar career in the Canadian Football League, where he was a three-time All Star, and he was recently honored as a member of the CFL’s All-Decade Team (2010-20) as a wide receiver. He led the CFL in receiving yards three seasons and helped lead the Edmonton Eskimos to a Grey Cup Championship in 2015.

Adarius Bowman, also shown during his Oklahoma State playing days, is Knoxville Catholic’s new associate director of Admission Outreach and International Enrollment.

Despite Mr. Bowman’s achievements on the field during his CFL career, he noted, “the accomplishment I am most proud of is winning the 2017 Tom Pate Memorial Award.” This award is presented to the CFL player with outstanding sportsmanship who has made a positive and significant contribution to the community. Mr. Bowman founded the nonprofit “Adarius 4 Autism,” which creates awareness and establishes programs to help children with autism.

Mr. Bowman is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he was a two-time All-American. He was also a Heisman Trophy semifinalist and a Biletnikoff Award finalist in 2006. He was named Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in 2006.

Mr. Bowman is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga. In football, he was a two-time Mr. Football winner, a two-time Associated Press first-team All-State, and a 2003 U.S. Army All-American. In basketball, he was a 2003 Mr. Basketball finalist while leading the Irish to two straight state-semifinal appearances. In track and field, Mr. Bowman was a three-time high-jump state champion.

At Knoxville Catholic, in addition to his student development and outreach duties, Mr. Bowman will assist Fighting Irish football as a wide receivers coach.

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