Graduated from Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, Tenn. ... Named to the 2005 TSWA Class AAA All-State Team ... Hit .410 with 12 home runs for JCHS as a senior in 2005 while also posting a 4-2 record on the mound ... Recorded 37 strikeouts in 34.1 innings in 2005 ... Led the Inter-Mountain Athletic Conference with 58 RBIs in 2005 ... As a junior in 2004, he led his team to district and regional titles while leading the Patriots in home runs ... Garnered the USAA National Honor Roll Award as a senior.
Full name is Andrew Jared Bowlin ... Born Dec. 28, 1986, in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Jerry and Joy Bowlin ... Spends time volunteering with the Special Olympics ... Admires former Tennessee athletes Peyton Manning and Todd Helton ... Academic major: Arts & sciences.