Welcome Adarius Bowman

Pamela Rhoades News

Knoxville Catholic High School is pleased to welcome Adarius Bowman as Associate Director of Admission Outreach and International Enrollment.

Adarius recently completed his stellar career in the CFL (Canadian Football League), and he was recently honored as a member of the CFL’s All-Decade Team (2010-2020) as a wide receiver. Bowman led the CFL in receiving yards three seasons and helped lead the Edmonton Eskimos to a Grey Cup Championship in 2015. 

Despite Bowman’s achievements on the field during his CFL career, he noted, “the accomplishment I am most proud of is winning the 2017 Tom Pate Memorial Award.”  This award is presented to the CFL player with outstanding sportsmanship who has made a positive and significant contribution to the community. Bowman founded the non-profit “Adarius 4 Autism,” which creates awareness and establishes programs to help children with autism.

Bowman is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he was a two-time All-American. Bowman was also a Heisman Trophy Semifinalist and a Bilitnikoff Finalist in 2006. Bowman was also named Big-12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year in 2006. 

Bowman is a graduate (‘03) of Notre Dame HS in Chattanooga. In football, he was a two-time Mr. Football winner, two-time Associated Press First Team All-State and a 2003 US Army All-American. In basketball, Bowman was a 2003 Mr. Basketball finalist while leading the Irish to two straight State Semifinal appearances. In Track & Field, Bowman was a three-time high jump state champion.

At Knoxville Catholic, in addition to his student development and outreach duties, Adarius will assist Fighting Irish football as a wide receivers coach.

Adarius Bowman Bio


Notre Dame High School, Chattanooga, TN – 2003

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK – 2007


2006 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year

Three-time Canadian Football League All-Star

2015 Grey Cup Championship with the Edmonton Eskimos

2017 Tom Pate Memorial Award

2020 CFL All-Decade Team Founder – Adarius 4 Autism