Ohio State Overview: Branden Bowen is a fifth-year senior who missed the entire 2018 season while recovering and rehabilitating a leg injury that he incurred in Game 6 of the 2017 season Maryland … Bowen practiced throughout the 2019 spring drills and he’s looking to pick up this where he left off in 2017: as a starter on the Ohio State offensive line … in 2017, Bowen battled through spring drills and fall camp and earned the right to start the opening game of the season, at right guard … excellent play kept him in the lineup for the first six games of the season, until he sustained the injury against Maryland … Bowen was the leader in offensive plays – 388 – among the starting five right up until his injury … Bowen is a veteran of 19 games along with those six starting assignments … he is a two-time Varsity O letterwinner who is majoring in human development and family studies.
More on Branden: Bowen was one of the top players in the state of Utah his senior season and held the No. 2 ranking in the state by Scout … rated No. 58 nationally among tackles by Scout and rated as a Top 100 offensive lineman by 247Sports … played 2013 and 2014 seasons at brand new Corner Canyon H.S. after starting his prep career at Juan Diego … helped lead Corner Canyon to the Utah Class 4A state semifinals in 2014 with a 12-1 record and into the state quarterfinals in 2013 in its first year of football … named first-team all-state in 2014 by the Deseret News …coached by former Utah Ute offensive lineman Don Eck at Corner Canyon … born in Tennessee and moved to Utah in 2005 … is the son of Natalie and Jordan Halling.