October 17, 2019

Adarius Bowman announces retirement from football

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON — Longtime Edmonton Eskimos receiver Adarius Bowman has announced his retirement from football after 11 CFL seasons.

Following a collegiate career split between North Carolina and Oklahoma State, Bowman signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an undrafted free agent before the 2008 season.

Ahead of the 2011 campaign, Bowman signed with the Edmonton Eskimos — a place he’d call home for seven years. His first season with the organization was a breakout one, with Bowman nabbing 62 tosses for 1,153 yards and four touchdowns in 14 contests.

He also had stops in Winnipeg and Montreal. Over 141 career games in the CFL, Bowman accumulated 652 catches for 9,491 yards and 49 touchdowns.

The 34-year-old finishes his career as a three-time CFL and West Division All-Star, a Tom Pate Memorial Award winner (2017), and a Grey Cup Champion (2015).

He’ll now begin a new post-football career as an insurance broker in Edmonton.