Player Bio

Zack Bowman
CB #38
Height:
6-1
Weight:
196
College:
Nebraska
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 73 174 157 17 0 0 21 10 1 134 -- 43
2013 CHI 16 48 45 3 0 0 8 3 1 67 22.3 43
2012 CHI 11 11 10 1 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 16 15 14 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 13 32 28 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 16 66 59 7 0 -- 10 6 0 67 11.2 39
2008 CHI 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 -- 0
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 73 2 0 2 0 5 0 1 2 0 0 0
2013 CHI 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2012 CHI 11 1 0 0 -- 2 -- 1 1 0 0 0
2011 CHI 16 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 13 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 16 1 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2008 CHI 1 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 1 -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

No Data

No Data

Biography

PRO CAREER: Started 16-of-57 games for the Chicago Bears (2008-12), recording 102 tackles, 7 INTs, 2 FFs and 5 FRs.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2008 - NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (10/19).

PRO CAREER: Started 16-of-57 games for the Chicago Bears (2008-12), recording 102 tackles, 7 INTs, 2 FFs and 5 FRs.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2008 - NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (10/19).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 5th round (142nd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft... Signed a four-year contract with the Bears (7/1/08)… Cut by Chicago (9/2/08)… Signed to the Bears Practice squad (9/4/08)… Signed to Chicago’s active roster (10/14/08)… Signed with the Minnesota Vikings (3/27/12)... Cut by the Vikings (9/1/12)… Signed by the Chicago Bears (10/16/12)... Signed by Bears (3/15/13). SIGNED through 2013

2012 SEASON: Played in 11 games for the Bears, mostly on special teams... Recorded 2 tackles (2 solo), 2 PBUs, 2 FRs - including 1 for a TD - and a career-high 11 special teams stops.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 – Started 1-of-16 games... Recorded 6 tackles… Ranked 5th on team with 10 special teams tackles and had a FR. 2010 – Credited with 35 tackles (24 solo) in 13 games played (3 starts)... Picked up 1 fumble recovery and 1 forced fumble... Notched 6 special teams stops… 2009 - Led the Bears with career-high 6 INTs, which ranked 4th in the NFC… Collected career-high 75 tackles (56 solo), 1 forced fumble, 5 special teams tackles and ranked 2nd on the team with 6 PBUs… Made his first career start vs. PIT (9/20). 2008 - Had his season cut short by injury, appearing in just 1 game for the Bears... Managed to record his first career INT and recover a fumble in the end zone on special teams for a TD in his only game vs. MIN (10/19)... Credited with 1 tackle and 1 special teams stop as well... Placed on Injured Reserve (10/22).

COLLEGE CAREER: Attended the University of Nebraska (2005-07) after spending two seasons at New Mexico Military

Institute… Saw action in 22 games, including 9 starts with the Cornhuskers… Compiled 56 tackles (46 solo), 17 PBUs, 3 INTs and 2 TFLs in Lincoln… Suffered torn ACL during fall practice of his senior season and redshirted... Earned junior college All-America honors and was the No. 2 junior college recruit in the nation in 2004 according to Rivals.com.

PERSONAL: Three-time all-state first team-selection at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska… Took home player of the year honors as a senior… Also starred on the basketball team where he was teammates with 2008 Final Four hero Mario

Chalmers… Married to Alicia… Son of Zackary and Zelma Bowman… Majored in sociology.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Position Review: Defensive backs

    Posted Jan 30, 2014

    Tom Thayer and Larry Mayer review how Pro Bowler Tim Jennings and the defensive backs performed in 2013.

  • ITB: Bowman gives back

    Posted Dec 31, 2013

    Cornerback Zack Bowman visited the Naval Station Great Lakes to help children assemble care packages to be sent to troops overseas. Bowman also shared his experience of growing up in a military family.

  • Bears Buzz: Packers-Bears

    Posted Dec 27, 2013

    A roundup of players and coaches speaking throughout the week giving you everything you need to know as the Bears take on their archrival, the Green Bay Packers in a match-up that will decide the NFC North Champion.

  • Bear Down of Week 15: Nominees

    Posted Dec 16, 2013

    Vote for one of the three plays you think should be the Bear Down of the Week for the Bears-Browns game in week 15. To vote, go to www.chicagobears.com/beardownoftheweek