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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kane Bowen, P, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Kane Bowen
Kane Bowen the big legged punter from Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently sat down with Justin Berendzen of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Kane Bowen
  • Position: P
  • College: Southwestern Oklahoma State University 
  • Height: 6′ 1″ 
  • Weight: 195 lbs 
  • Twitter:@kanebowe

1.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

 I would hang out with Brett Kern for the reason that we have similar punting styles. With the respectable career that he has had thus far. I would love to have the opportunity to learn from one of the current greats in the game.

2. What is your favorite tv show?

Lately, I have been watching Rust Valley Restorers but once that is over I am going to have to look for a new show to watch unfortunately. 

3. What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

The mindset I have while on the field consists of staying in a “zen” mood but also trusting my technique and the guys on my punt team. 

4. What are your favorite moments from your football career?

Some of my favorite moments actually come from life lessons that the game has taught me throughout my career. Such as, learning to have fun while playing the game I love. Rather than always carrying a bunch of weight and pressure on my shoulders thinking of what has to be done or what is needed. I simply give myself the opportunity to showcase my ability by focusing on the task at hand and having a great time while doing it.

5.If you were on an island and could only have three things which three things would you have?

 Drinking water, fishing pole and a hunting knife.

6.What do you hope to accomplish if you make it into the NFL?

 Like everyone else or at least most. We all plan on succeeding in the NFL while having a positive impact on our communities. But of course I would love to break a few records and to leave my legacy in the league.

7. What do you do for fun?

For fun, I enjoy using my free time playing x box with my friends that I had met while moving around as a kid. Other than that, I spend my free time building my relationships with loved ones and also perfecting the art of punting. 

8. What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Ever since I was little I always wanted to be a football player. But to start my interest in the sport my parents introduced me to football when I was 7. 

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9. If you were an animal which animal would you be and why?

A lion, because they resemble leadership, integrity and determination. 

10. What would a team get in a player like you?

Someone who brings great energy and a work ethic that is unmatched and contagious. It’s all about quality rather than quantity. 

11. If you could live anywhere in the world where and why?

Growing up we moved around a lot due to my dad’s job and that has given me some context on where I would like to live but nothing is desirable or comes to mind besides the word family. It didn’t matter what house we lived in while growing up. We always made sure to make it feel like a home. And for that answer it would have to be wherever my family is. 

12. If your life was a tv show what would you call it and why?

“Aim Small Miss Small” because I’m very goal oriented. 

13. How has your experience as a SWOSU Bulldogs football player has been?

I’m more than proud to be a Bulldog. My experience here has been amazing. The culture here is contagious and it is like nothing I have never been apart of before. It’s a big small town feel which was something that I wasn’t used to at first but after the adjustment it began to feel like home. SWOSU is a place that will always be apart of me and I’m proud to say that.

14.What has been your biggest challenge in life?

Growing up we had to move a lot because of my dads job. But every time we moved, it became a new chapter in my life where I have a restart in my social life. Making new friends and a name for myself in a new environment has been something that I have had to do time and time again while growing up. Every time this occurred I learned to adapt fast to that environment while still being myself.

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