#CFCOPC Bower ready to return to training after a shoulder injury

Bower’s prep school berth highlighting his skills

LB/RB ready to start getting serious in the recruitment process

Carter Bowers

Linebacker, running back, offensive line and defensive end

6’0”, 230lbs

Saint James Saints (prep school – Hagerstown, MD)
Philemon Wright Falcons (NCSSAA)
Ottawa Myers Riders (OVFL)


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Carter Bowers started his football career in 2012, when he spent two years with the Gatineau Vikings as a running back.

Over his time there, he was awarded an Offensive Rookie of the Year award and an Offensive Back of the Year.

He then spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons in the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) at the bantam level with the Ottawa Myers Riders, where they won back-to-back provincial championships.

The OL/RB/DE also added an Offensive MVP award to his resume with the Riders.

During that time, Carter was also playing for his school team in the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA) with the Philemon Wright Falcons. He was awarded Rookie of the Year, MVP, broke the league record for most touchdowns in a single season (39 in 10 games), and won back-to-back championships.

Carter was also awarded the RSEQ Ambassadeur éthique sportive.

In July 2014, as a 13 year old, he scored five touchdowns in three days at the Spalding Cup with Team Ontario U17.

Moreover, he also participated in the #CFCOPC (Ontario Prospect Challenge) this past May.

The honour student then went on to play for the Saint James Saints in Hagerstown, Maryland, where he continues to play today.

“It was my first time playing in the US,” said Carter. “[I] started both ways playing as a freshman and am transitioning to a new position as LB.”

“It was a different game and atmosphere, playing with new teammates and coaching staff,” added Carter.

To improve for next season, the Saint is focusing on strength training as well as conditioning. He is spending his summer rehabbing a shoulder injury and plans to restart training in September.

In terms of recruitment, Carter has not yet been involved in the process, but is looking forward to it.

“I will be working hard for the next few years learning and researching as much as I can about the process in both the US and Canada,” said the linebacker.

Carter has not yet made any official visits, but is hoping to start looking at different schools next summer by attending the football camps many schools offer.

Education is very important to him and he would like to pursue studies in the sciences or medical field.

“I am definitely planning on attending university or college in the States or Canada and hope to be able to continue playing football through my studies,” commented Carter, who will look more seriously at schools in his junior year.

On the field, the Saint has been inspired by many of his great coaches, but two of his most recent ones have been very influential.

Coach Price, who coached him in junior high, pushed him to be successful both on and off the field.

“He kick started my football career by giving me the confidence I needed and trusted my abilities to lead the team,” explained Carter.

Secondly, Coach Root, his current coach at Saint James, who gave him a great opportunity to play in the US and had the confidence to start a freshman playing both ways.

“He is always looking out for me and checks in with me regularly throughout the year,” said Carter.

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