Alston, Bower, and Spearman getting older and better every day
Hawkeyes and Boilermakers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on BTN
Hawkeyes and Panthers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on ESPNU
2013 - - Redshirted after joining program as a walk-on.
High school honors - - Named second team all-state linebacker as a senior . . . first team all-district defensive back and district MVP as a senior . . . third team all-state and first team all-district at defensive end as a junior . . . honorable mention all-district as a sophomore . . . Career - - helped prep team post three-year record of 29-6, while reaching playoffs all three years . . . recorded 57 tackles as a senior, with six tackles for loss and five interceptions . . . rushed for 710 yards and gained 304 receiving yards . . . 47 tackles as a junior, with four tackles for loss and two interceptions . . . recorded 550 receiving yards . . . as a sophomore had 32 tackles, while rushing for 220 yards and gaining 110 yards receiving . . . team captain as a senior . . . three-year football letterman while playing running back, defensive back and linebacker . . . earned four letters in baseball and track.
Personal - - Born 10/31/94 . . . sociology major . . . parents are Tammy and Chris Bower . . . four-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . high school coach was Butch Pederson.