Tanner Bowles - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 51


  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 306
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Glasgow, Ky.
  • High school Glasgow
  • Previous School Alabama

2023 – Senior
• Mid-year enrollee
• Transferred to Kentucky in January after playing in 19 games in his career for the Tide during his four years in Tuscaloosa

2022 – Junior (Alabama)
• Appeared in 12 games in 2022 playing on at left tackle on offense and seeing time on special teams
• Alabama finished No. 5 nationally with an 11-2 overall record … The Tide won the SEC Western Division and defeated Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl

2021 – Sophomore (Alabama)
• Earned playing time in one game as a sophomore, playing 19 snaps in a win over New Mexico State
• Part of an Alabama squad ranked No. 2 nationally, ending the season at 13-2 after a loss to Georgia in the CFP national championship game
• Won the SEC Western Division and SEC Championship game over Georgia

2020 – r-Freshman (Alabama)
• Played in five games off the bench on a Tide team who won the national champion with a 31-14 victory over Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl
• Helped the Tide go undefeated at 13-0 and win the SEC Western Division Championship and the SEC Championship game over Florida
• Earned two snaps as a reserve at Tennessee, three plays against the Kentucky, seven at LSU and a season-high 14 at Arkansas

2019 – Freshman (Alabama)
• Redshirt season
• Earned his first playing time in an Alabama uniform, coming off the bench in the home opener against New Mexico State on the PAT/FG unit
• Alabama finished No. 8 nationally and defeated Michigan in the Citrus Bowl

High School
• Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports and the No. 6 player in the state of Kentucky at his time of commitment
• Also got four stars from ESPN as the No. 3-ranked player in Kentucky for the 2019 recruiting cycle
• Coached by Jeff Garmon at Glasgow
• Earned Region Player of the Year in 2018 by the Fourth Region Athletic Directors Association
• District Player of the Year in both 2017 and 2018
• Played on the Kentucky squad in the 2018 Best of the Bluegrass All-State Game
• A second-team all-state selection across all classes as a junior in 2017 by the Kentucky high school coaches
• Participated on the track & field team in the shot put and discus as a sophomore and junior
• Had offers from Florida State, LSU, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Louisville coming out of high school in addition to UK and Alabama

• Born in Glasgow, Kentucky
• Son of Ashley William and Matt Bowles
• Has one older brother, Hunter
• Father, Matt, was a pitcher on UK’s baseball team from 1991-95, while brother, Hunter, was a tight end at Louisville from 2012-16
• Graduated from Alabama in December of 2022 with a degree in operations management and a minor in real estate … Currently working on an undergraduate certificate in business

Tanner Says
• Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to own land and develop it
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that actor Johnny Depp and Florida football coach Billy Napier are his cousins
•• Three words to describe him are disciplined, introvert and ginger
• His hidden talent is playing the guitar and singing
• His go-to karaoke song is “Nose on the Grindstone” by Tyler Childers

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