10 - Alvin Cowan
Alvin Cowan
Born: 09/20/1981
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: Westlake
Position: QB
Years at Yale: **
Notes: 2003 Captain of Yale football ... A favorite to win the Bushnell Award, given to the Ivy League MVP ... Record-setting quarterback who is a dual threat to run or pass the football ... Fierce competitor ... Returns for his fifth year of eligibility ... 2003: Completed best offensive year in the history of Yale football ... Broke Ivy and Yale single-season records for total offense with 3429 yards ... Only Ivy player among finalists for Payton Award (I-AA Player of the Year) ... Won Gold Helmet Award as top I-AA player in New England ...Finalist for 2004 Socrates Award ... NE Football Writers I-AA All-Star ... Named second-team All-Ivy ... Verizon Academic All-District as well as I-AA Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star ... Broke 16 school records, including season TD passes (22), completions (227), passing yards (2,994), and single-game total offense (466 vs. Colgate) ... Only quarterback in Yale history to have multiple 300-yard passing games in same season (5) ... Named Don Hansen's Football Gazette National Player of the Week on 10/20/03 ... Named ECAC co-Player of the Week on 10/13/03 ... 2002: Broke his leg on the second play of the Cornell game... In opening game against San Diego set a modern Yale record for touchdowns responsible for when he ran for three and passed for three more ... Finished the day with 283 yards passing and another 114 yards rushing, earning both the Walter Camp Player of the Game and the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honors ... 2001: Appeared in all nine varsity games on special teams ... Completed two of four passes for 64 yards from punt formation ... 2000: Played four JV games ... At Westlake High School: Two-year letterman and captain of the football team... Two-year letterman on baseball team ... First-team All-District, First-team All- Centex, District Offensive MVP and National Offensive Player of the Week for a 12-1 football team ... Member of the National Honor Society, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, Southern Methodist University Scholar, and Texas Christian University Faculty Scholar ... Personal: Alvin Cowan born Sept. 20, 1981 ... Son of Al and Penny Cowan ... Political Science major ... Named one of Yale's "50 Most Beautiful People" by Rumpus Magazine ... Enjoys playing guitar and watching romantic comedies.

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