Bowman, a defensive back from Anchorage, spent eight years in the NFL, six of them with the Chicago Bears. A fifth-round draft pick out of Nebraska, Bowman appeared in 99 NFL games, totaling 205 tackles, 13 interceptions, six fumble recoveries and three touchdowns. As a two-sport star at Bartlett High, Bowman helped the Golden Bears to two state basketball titles and one state football title. As a senior, he was the Alaska Player of the Year in football and a first-team all-state pick at three positions (defensive back, kick returner, utility player).