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Lynn Bowden’s High School Highlights Go Viral

The internet works in mysterious ways. This week it added to the Lynn Bowden hype train in an unusual way.

Lynn Bowden’s 2019 statistics have been absolutely incredible. The wide receiver-turned-quarterback leads UK in receiving and in rushing. He ranks 15th in the nation in yards per carry at just shy of seven an attempt and he’s 10th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 142.3 a game (and for some reason that does not include his 317 passing yards).

His success has drawn headlines throughout the SEC. Over the last 48 hours he’s become an online sensation and it has nothing to do with what he’s done for Kentucky in 2019.

When Bowden was being recruited by the Wildcats, his highlight reel was the stuff of legends. For UK fans, it was the football equivalent of John Wall’s mixtape, unlike anything we had ever seen before. Even though the BBN was paying attention, the rest of the country did not….until this week.

It all started with one simple Tweet. While listening to Banner Society’s Shutdown Fullcast, Jordan Welle Tweeted at Spencer Hall a little diddy about his experience against Warren G. Harding when Bowden was running wild in northeast Ohio. Of all the incredible plays from Bowden, nothing was crazier than his, “punt goes wrong, so I’ll just flip the field a couple of times and run it 109 yards for a touchdown.”

Once the clip started picking up steam, Hudl posted the play along with a few other impressive highlights from his senior season to create a compilation that reached more than 300,000 followers.

The viral clip continued to add layers of engagement to its success. Pat McAfee used the latest Twitter trend, “I’m going to tell my kids” along with his #ForTheBrand tagline to take the clip to new heights.

Bowden’s engagement was far from finished. Hudl kept the hype rolling by releasing some of his best work from the hardwood.

All in all, it’s been a pretty good week on the internet for Bowden just about everywhere, except in the Paul Hornung Award fan vote. Nebraska fans are relentless online. Even though it only counts for one of the award’s 18 votes, he still has no business losing any votes. Do what you gotta do BBN and vote for Bowden right now.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Lynn Bowden’s High School Highlights Go Viral

  1. 4everUKBlue
    5:38 pm November 22, 2019 Permalink

    Lynn Bowden Jr. is a badass! Come see about it, you’ll find out.

    • ClutchCargo
      9:10 pm November 22, 2019 Permalink

      You know what else is badass? This Adblock Browser I downloaded that zaps all the ads and crap associated with the new site. Come see about it!!! lol