UCLA -- A returning starter who missed the 2006 season with injury, Joe is one of the more experienced members of the receiving corps ... Long and rangy, he possesses good size, good hands, a great work ethic and an outstanding knowledge of the passing game ... A tough performer who is a good blocker ... Should have a fine senior season.
2006 -- Suffered an injured right knee (posterior cruciate ligament) in practice on August 8 and missed the entire 2006 season ...Did not require surgery and returned to practice late in the year.
2005 -- As a junior, his 35 catches ranked second on the team to All-America tight end Marcedes Lewis ... He accounted for a total of 469 yards (13.4 average) and three touchdowns ... Twenty-two of his receptions accounted for first downs (21) or touchdowns (three) ... Started all 12 games ... Did not make a reception in the opener at San Diego State ... Against Rice, he made two receptions for 38 yards ... His 17-yard catch gave the Bruins a first-and-goal at the one-yard line ... Against Oklahoma, he made five receptions for 49 yards and produced four first downs ... Against Washington, he made four receptions for 49 yards ... His 24-yard reception gave the Bruins a first down at the four-yard line on their first touchdown drive of the game ... Versus California, he scored UCLA's first touchdown on a four-yard reception ... At Washington State, he led the Bruins with a career-high six receptions for 73 yards and three first downs ... He made two receptions for 18 yards versus Oregon State ... At Stanford, he made five receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown ... His 31-yard scoring catch brought the Bruins to within seven points (24-17) with 4:43 remaining and his five-yard catch on fourth-and-one from the six-yard line set up Maurice Drew's game-tying touchdown ... His 15-yard catch in the fourth quarter led directly to Drew's six-yard TD run ... He made four catches for 32 yards at Arizona ... Against Arizona State, he made three receptions for a career-high 109 yards and one touchdown ... On the first play of the game, he caught a short slant pass and outran the defense for a 91-yard touchdown, the fourth longest pass play in UCLA history ... Versus USC, he made two receptions for 15 yards ... In the Sun Bowl against Northwestern, he started and made one reception for 11 yards.
2004 -- On the year, he made 13 catches for 228 yards, a team-high 17.5 average and one touchdown ... Appeared in all 12 games and played at least 25 snaps nine times ... Caught two passes for 10 yards against Oklahoma State ... Did not make a reception at Illinois or at Washington ... Had one reception for 25 yards vs. San Diego State ... Led the team at Cal with five receptions for 95 yards and one touchdown (46-yard grab) ... At Arizona State, he made three receptions for 71 yards, including a long of 33 ... Did not make a reception vs. Stanford and made one catch for 15 yards versus Washington State and one for 12 yards at Oregon.
2003 -- Saw action in 11 games as a true freshman, including 10 on offense ... Played double-digit snaps on five occasions, including 22 at USC ... On the year, he made seven catches for 31 yards and one touchdown ... Made two catches for 10 yards against Oregon ... Made two catches for five yards at USC, including a two-yard touchdown ... Against Fresno State, he made three catches for 16 yards ... Was a `gunner` on the punt cover unit on special teams ... Credited with one tackle in the San Diego State contest.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three varsity letters in football as a wide receiver and safety for coach Kiki Mendoza at St. John Bosco HS in Bellflower, CA ... Rated No. 10 WR in the West by PacWest Football.com ... SuperPrep All-FarWest (No. 82 prospect) ... PrepStar All-Region choice ... All-West selection (No. 68 prospect) by Tom Lemming ... A three-star selection by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 44 WR nationally and the No. 80 prospect in the West by rivals.com ... Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... Named to Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West team (seven votes) ... Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first-team defense ... Selected second-team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports.com on defense ... All-CIF Southern Section first team ... All-CIF-SS Division I first team ... Named to L.A. Times All-Star team as defensive back ... L.A. Times Southeast/South Coast Player of the Year ... Serra League MVP as a senior ... Offensively, he caught 41 passes for 698 yards and 10 touchdowns ... On defense (free safety), he made 68 total tackles, including 47 solos, and five interceptions ... Twice selected All-League ... Made 37 receptions for 917 yards (24.8 average) and nine touchdowns as a junior ... Received Scholar-Athlete award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame ... Named team MVP after his senior season ... Served as a team captain in his junior and senior seasons ... Selected to play in the CaliFlorida and 2003 Shrine All-Star games ... A standout in track, he lettered three seasons for coach Tim McIntosh (sprint and hurdle events) ... Fourth in the '02 State 300m hurdles and second in the CIF Southern Section 400m ... Lettered in basketball (one year) for coach Randy Held.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Joseph William Cowan ... Born: September 15, 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ... Parents: Timothy and Anita Cowan ... Has one brother, Patrick, a redshirt junior quarterback at UCLA ... Dad played quarterback at the University of Washington from 1980-1982 ...Lists his biggest thrill in sports as beating Mater Dei to win the Serra League title ... Brett Favre is the NFL player he admires and after whom he patterns his style of play ... Geography major.
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