Bowman makes big play for Bears (Football)

November 8, 2011

Zak Bowman

Relegated to special teams after losing his starting job at cornerback, Anchorage’s Zack Bowman has limited opportunities to make a play.

But he made a big one on Monday Night Football.

The fourth-year player with the Chicago Bears turned in the defensive play when he forced a fumble on a punt return late in the second quarter during a 30-24 upset over the Philadelphia Eagles.

The game was tied 10-10 with 1:10 before halftime when the Bears punted the ball to DeSean Jackson, who immediately was hit by Chicago’s Corey Graham and then tackled by Bowman, who forced a fumble at the Eagles’ 11-yard-line.

Four plays later the Bears scored the go-ahead touchdown.

Bowman, of Bartlett High fame, has just 4 tackles on the season – but he’s forced fumbles on half of them.

Don’t forget, it was only two seasons ago the Bowman had a team-high 6 interceptions and 10 pass deflections.