Adarius Bowman


223 lbs


6' 3"


Wide Receiver


Oklahoma State


Jul 10th, 1985

Career Years:



Edmonton Eskimos



In 17 games (17 starts), Bowman led the league with 112 catches for 1,456 yards and six touchdowns. He also recorded two rushes for 14 yards. In Week 17, against Saskatchewan, he caught a 49-yard pass in the fourth quarter, giving him 107 receptions, breaking the Eskimo record for most catches in a single season. He recorded seven 100+ yard receiving games in 2014, including a nine catch, 140-yard performance in Week 3 when he hauled in three touchdown passes against Ottawa - marking the first time since 2002 that an Eskimo receiver had three touchdowns in a single game. In the Western Semi-Final against Saskatchewan, Bowman recorded five catches for 45 yards. In the Western Final against Calgary, he recorded eight catches for 111 yards and one touchdown. Bowman earned CFL Offensive Player of the Month honours for August and was later named the team nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award. Bowman earned CFLPA All-Star status as well.


After sustaining a knee injury in 2012;Bowman was activated off the 9-game injured list in Week 11 against the Calgary Stampeders;In nine games (eight starts), he recorded 44 catches for 697 yards (15.8 yd. avg.) and five touchdowns. He scored his first touchdown of the season in Week 12 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on a 16-yard pass from QB Mike Reilly. Bowman recorded touchdowns in back-to-back games in Weeks 12 and 13. In Week 15, against Montreal, he had his first 100-yard receiving game of the season with a seven catch, 111-yard performance. In Week 18, against the BC Lions, Bowman caught six passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns. The 199 yards is the third highest of his career and his second highest as an Eskimo.


In 2 games (2 starts), Bowman accumulated 9 catches for 145 yards before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He spent the rest of the season on the 9-game injured list.


Bowman played 14 games (14 starts), recording 62 receptions for 1153 yards and 4 touchdowns. In the Labour Day Classic he caught a lateral pass from Jason Armstead on a punt return and returned it 44 yards. He left the July 23 game in the 4th quarter with a rib injury and was placed on the 1-game injured list for 4 games. Adarius finished the year with a CFL-best 18.6 yards per catch, 2nd on the team in receptions and tied for 1st with Fred Stamps in receiving yards. He earned Gibson's Finest Player of the Week in the final week of the season when he hauled in 10 catches for 226 yards and two touchdowns, which was the best single game performance by a CFL receiver this season.  The 226 yards on the night put the first-year Eskimo into 8th spot on the club’s all-time list for most receiving yards in a game. Bowman also started the Western Semi-Final (4 catches for 93 yards, including a 56-yard reception set up an Eskimo touchdown on the following play( and the Western Final (3 catches for 53 yards). Bowman was named a CFLPA All-Star.


Bowman sat 4th on the Blue Bombers team in receiving touchdowns with 3. He started in 12 of 15 games of which he played in.  He also completed 50 catches for 691 yards, which placed him 2nd on the team in both catergories.  Bowman was released from Winnipeg October 20, 2010.


Bowman played in and started 15 games for the Bombers. After being picked up in an April trade with Saskatchewan, he led the team with 55 receptions for 925 yards and six TDs. On Oct 15/09 in the 38-28 win at Hamilton, he had a career-best 213 yards on ten receptions, scoring two touchdowns. He had six games with at least five receptions in a consistent performance throughout his best season in the CFL.


In his junior and senior seasons at Oklahoma State, after he transferred from the University of North Carolina, Bowman totaled 127 receptions for 2,187 yards and 20 touchdowns. His accolades earned him being voted conference offensive player of the year and first-team all-league in 2006.