UCLA football faces Illinois in San Francisco on Dec. 31
UCLA - This physical youngster gained valuable experience in 2011 and was expected to compete for playing time at a linebacker spot until sidelined by injury in spring 2012.
2012 - Did not see game action after suffering an injury in spring ball.
2011 - Saw action in 12 games, primarily on special teams ... Made one tackle against San Jose State ... Had three tackles at Arizona ... Made one stop against Cal ... Totaled one tackle against Arizona State ... Made two tackles at USC ... One tackle in the Pac-12 Championship game at Oregon.
2010 - Participated on special teams in 11 of 12 games.
2009 - Did not see game action in his first season in the program ... Defensive co-winner of UCLA's Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played linebacker and defensive end at Bishop Amat HS in LaPuente, CA for coach Steve Hagerty ... Rated as the No. 2 strongside linebacker in California and No. 4 in the West by scout.com ... No. 80 prospect in California according to rivals.com ... SuperPrep All-Far West (No. 98) ... Member of scout.com California 101 (No. 82) ... Scout.com West Hot 150 (No. 128) ... Earned three stars from scout.com and rivals.com ... Rated as No. 16 outside linebacker nationally by Tom Lemming ... Ranked No. 17 strongside linebacker by scout.com ... Rated No. 35 outside linebacker by ESPNU ... No. 48 outside linebacker according to rivals.com ... PrepStar All-West Region selection ... Made 30 tackles in six games, including 4.5 sacks.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Isaiah William Bowens ... Born: April 23, 1991 in Upland, CA ... Parents: Howard Bowens and Rhonda Williams ... Has four brothers -- Saul, Howard, Aaron, Cameron and one sister, Ashley ... List his biggest thrill in sports to date as beating rival St. Paul in triple overtime during his junior season ... Lists NFL receiver Terrell Owens as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include dancing, baseball and singing ... History major.
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