Da’Quan Bowers ended his professional football career earlier this spring after five years in the NFL and a season in Canada, but he’ll likely be best remembered for the time he spent at Clemson terrorizing opposing quarterbacks.
Bowers was a unanimous All-American in 2010 and was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the Bronco Nagurski Award winner and the Ted Hendricks Award winner as the nation’s best defender and defensive end, respectively. Earlier this week, he returned to Clemson to finish his degree and help coach the squad’s defensive ends.
David Hood of TigerNet.com reported on Wednesday that Bowers was spotted coaching up the defensive ends during sessions at Dabo Swinney’s high school camp. When asked about his future, Bowers announced his intentions to graduate. He’ll be helping out Clemson’s talented young defensive ends while he is on campus.
If this happens to spark an interest in coaching, Bowers can embark upon a coaching career with his degree in hand. He could stay on at Clemson as a graduate assistant and continue gaining valuable experience under Swinney and defensive coordinator Brent Venables.
As a former 5-star recruit, there’s no question that Bowers should relate well to high-profile recruits. So he could be an enormous asset (once again) to the university moving forward.