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Luke Bowanko
C #70
Height:
6-6
Weight:
300
College:
Virginia
Hometown:
Clifton, Va.
Experience:
4
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 30 14
2017 BAL 6 0
2016 JAX 2 0
2015 JAC 6 0
2014 JAC 16 14

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TRANSACTIONS

Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 2014 draft

PRO (Games played/started - 25/14)

• Third-year offensive lineman has played in 25 games with 14 starts

2016 (w/ JAX - 2/0)

• Spent the first 13 weeks of the season on the Reserve/PUP list (hip) before being activated to the 53-man active roster prior to the team’s Week 14 game vs. Minnesota

• 12/11 vs. MIN: Dressed but did not play
• 12/18 at HOU: Inactive
• 12/24 vs. TEN: Made his 2016 debut, seeing action primarily on special teams • 1/1 at IND: Saw action at C in relief of Brandon Linder

2015 (w/ JAX - 7/0)

Saw action in seven games on special teams

2014 (w/ JAX - 16/14)

Played in all 16 games with 14 starts at C
• 9/7 at PHI: Made NFL debut and saw action on special teams
• 9/21 vs. IND: Made first career start at C
• 10/19 vs. CLE: Started at C and helped club rush for a season-high 185 yards
• 10/26 vs. MIA: Started at C and part of OL that helped club for 176 yards, the first time since 2010 the club has eclipsed 150-plus rushing yards in back-to-back games

COLLEGE (at Virginia, 2009-13)

• Three-year letterman
• Team captain
• Nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy, given annually to the student-athlete who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement
• Started the first four games at LG and the final eight at C as a senior
• Helped a Virginia RB (Kevin Parks) rush for 1,000 yards for the first time since 2004
• Saw action at G and C
• Nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for volunteer service on campus and in the community

PERSONAL

• Started for three years at Centreville (Clifton, Va.) High School where he played for Head Coach Gerry Pannoni
• Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com
• Second-team All-Region selection and honorable mention Washington Post All- Met as a senior

• Also played on the school’s basketball team • Last name is pronounced boh-WAIN-koh
• Twitter handle is @LBow70.

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