From Tiger Stadium to NFL glory
Former LSU WR Dwayne Bowe becoming elite in the NFL
With no more LSU games on Saturdays to focus on, it’s time for Tiger fans to turn their attention to Sundays.
That’s because 50 former Tigers have played for 25 NFL teams this season, so you can watch just about any game and see a player who earned his stripes in Tiger Nation.
Maybe the former Tiger having the best season in 2010 got his start in Baton Rouge with a school record 26 touchdown receptions.
Dwayne Bowe ranks fourth in LSU history with 154 receptions and fifth with 2,403 receiving yards.
After being drafted 23rd overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007, Bowe spent his first three seasons as the team’s No. 1 receiver, but only caught 16 touchdown passes in his first three campaigns.
However, this year Bowe has written his name in the Chiefs’ record books as well with a franchise record 14 touchdown receptions and counting.
With three touchdown catches last week against Seattle, Bowe tied and broke the previous record held by Chris Buford, who had 12 touchdown receptions in the franchise’s last season as the Dallas Texans in 1962.
Bowe now has a touchdown catch in seven straight contests and has played an integral role in Kansas City’s first place standing.
Expect that streak to continue as Tiger fans can see Dwayne Bowe compete against the porous Denver Broncos defense tomorrow.
In fact, Bowe had 13 catches for 186 yards and two scores in the last contests between the Chiefs and the Broncos earlier this season.
Round 2 kicks off at noon in Arrowhead Stadium and will be televised by CBS.
Check back to Tigerrag.com as we’ll continue featuring former Tigers excelling in the NFL.