It’s official, Alan Bowman can come back. After passing for a career-high 3,460 yards, OSU’s senior quarterback is eligible to return for a seventh season after the NCAA granted his medical hardship waiver.
STILLWATER — Alan Bowman said he’d be honored to play at Oklahoma State next season.
Now, as he turns 24 in March, he’ll have the opportunity.
The senior quarterback was granted a seventh year of eligibility, OSU announced on Thursday evening. After three seasons at Texas Tech and two at Michigan, Bowman will get a second season at OSU.
“Just want to say thanks to my Oklahoma State teammates, the coaches and fans for helping me make the 2023 season the most fun I’ve ever had playing football,” Bowman wrote on X on Thursday. “That said, I just heard back that I was granted another year of eligibility, and we have unfinished business. I love Stillwater and this program, so I’ll be back in 2024 to make a championship run.”
After transferring in from Michigan, Bowman became the full-time starter in OSU’s first conference game against Iowa State. He passed for a career-high 3,460 yards, 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He guided OSU to a 10-4 season, Bedlam win, Big 12 Championship game appearance and the Texas Bowl.
He is eligible to return for a seventh year due to a successful medical hardship waiver.
“Alan met the criteria for an extension of his eligibility due to his season-ending injury in 2019 combined with redshirting at the University of Michigan,” Ben Dyson, OSU’s senior associate athletics director for compliance, Ben Dyson said in a press release. “We appreciate the assistance of the Texas Tech training staff for providing us the documentation we needed to quickly process our waiver request.”
Bowman had one of his best games in the Texas Bowl. He threw for 402 yards on 34-of-49 passing in a win against Texas A&M.
Two quarterback underclassmen, redshirt freshman Garret Rangel and freshman Zane Flores, are set to return as well. The NCAA transfer portal opens again on April 15. After the Texas Bowl, offensive coordinator Kasey Dunn did not commit to a starter for next season.
“We’re in great hands at the quarterback position… the room is deep and I’m excited where we’re going with it,” Dunn said.