Hawks Armed and Ready for '07 Season
EVERETT - The Everett Hawks opened their 2007 training camp this weekend with a pair of quarterbacks entrenched in a battle for the starting quarterback spot. af2 veteran Ben Bowling has the early nod at starter, but will undoubtedly be challenged by talented rookie Jason Campbell from Arkansas Tech.
Bowling, a graduate of Oklahoma State and a veteran of three af2 seasons, has spent his entire career with the Tulsa Talons. In 10 career af2 games, the 26-year-old Bowling has completed 51 of 106 passes for 699 yards and 17 touchdowns. Bowling, who has only tossed two career interceptions, also rushed for 28 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his Talons career. He has earned one career Offensive Player of the Game honor, against Amarillo on July 31, 2006, after completing 17 of 28 passes for 266 yards and seven touchdowns.
"Ben is our guy," said Hawks Head Coach Cedric Walker. "He has every throw, but we just have to keep him upright for him to succeed."
Campbell owns a number of records at his alma mater, Arkansas Tech University. He ranks second in Wonder Boys history in career passing yards (5,079) and total yards (5,100). Campbell had a record-breaking campaign in 2004, completing 206 of 353 passes for 2,924 yards and 26 touchdowns. The yardage total is the best single season total in Arkansas Tech history.
"We brought Jason in because he came highly recommended," Walker said. "All he needs is reps. Granted, we need him to be ready because at quarterback, you're only one injury away from playing."
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