Lynn Bowden Jr. is officially a Las Vegas Raider, and now, he has the jersey to show for it.
With NFL Training Camp beginning throughout the nation, rookies were the first to arrive at their respective facilities to participate in initial screenings, get fitted for uniforms, and explore their new football home.
This week, the Raiders released a photo gallery of their first-day events for rookies, including numerous pictures of Bowden getting acclimated inside the facilities.
Here are just a few of the photos – courtesy of Las Vegas’ team photographer, Michael Clemons – including several looks at Bowden sporting his Las Vegas jersey for the first time:
After getting settled in, the team participated in some light workouts and walkthroughs, with Bowden seen as a prominent player in the early photos posted.
Take a look at just a few of the images posted by the team:
This past weekend, Bowden officially signed his contract with the Raiders, a four-year deal estimated to be worth $4.7 million with a signing bonus just shy of $1 million.
Them hard times don’t last moment of my life officially a LAS VEGAS RAIDER this one for Superior ???? pic.twitter.com/rlkv4wqTnT
— Lynn Bowden Jr (@LynnBowden_1) July 25, 2020
Bowden was selected by the Raiders in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the No. 80 overall following his standout career in Lexington.
In three years as a Kentucky Wildcat, Bowden played in 39 career games with 25 starts, where he racked up the following accolades:
- 2019 Paul Hornung Award winner
- 2019 First-Team All-American and All-SEC selection
- 38th player in school history to reach 1,000 career rushing yards, totaling 1,530 for No. 21 on UK’s career list
- Totaled 1,303 career receiving yards for No. 18 on UK’s career list
- Totaled 114 career receptions for No. 13 on UK’s career list
- 10th player in school history to reach 4,000 all-purpose yards in a career, finishing with 4,660 career all-purpose yards for No. 5 on UK’s career list
- 71 kick returns (third in school history) for 1,628 yards (fourth in school history) and nine punt returns for 199 yards and two scores
- Second player in school history (also Randall Cobb) with 1,000 career yards in receiving, rushing and kickoff returns
- Broke or tied the following SEC/UK records:
- most rushing yards by a quarterback school history (1,369 in eight games in 2019)
- most rushing yards by a quarterback in a bowl game (233 vs. Virginia Tech in 2019 Belk Bowl)
- most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback in SEC history (284 vs. Louisville in 2019)
- tied the school records for most TDs in a game and most rushing TDs in a game (four vs. Louisville in 2019)
- most 100-yard rushing games in a single season by a QB in school history (seven in 2019)
- tied the school record for most 200-yard rushing games in a season and a career (three in 2019)
- best yards per rushing attempt in a single season (7.9 in 2019)
- most kick return yards in a single season (869 in 2017)
Now, the former Wildcat is set to turn heads in Las Vegas as a Raider.