Ross Bowers (American football)
|California Golden Bears – No. 3|
|High school||Bothell (Bothell, Washington)|
|Born:||November 19, 1996|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
Bowers attended Bothell High School in Bothell, Washington. His father, John, was assistant coach for James Madison football between 2013 and 2016. His mother, Joanne, spent ten seasons as the head women’s gymnastics coach for the Washington Huskies between 2006 and 2016.
In 2014, as a senior, he led Bothell High School to a 24–14 win in the 4A State Championship. He scored a touchdown on a flip during this game.
On October 13th, 2017, Bowers led the Golden Bears to a 37–3 win against #8 Washington State. He executed a flip, similar to the one in 2014, to put the Bears up 27–3 in the fourth quarter. This was Cal's first win against a top ten team since 2003.
The Bears finished the 2017 season with a 5–7 record. Bowers finished the season with 18 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and over 3,000 yards passing. He is the seventh player in Cal history to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season.
Bowers injured his thumb in spring training camp prior to the start of the 2018 season. He started in a season-opening win against North Carolina but did not play in the second half or in following games. Bowers announced his intention to leave the Bears' program on December 19, 2018.
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