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Oklahoma State QB Alan Bowman granted eligibility extension

Jan. 4—Oklahoma State quarterback Alan Bowman has been granted his seventh year of eligibility following a successful NCAA medical hardship waiver, the OSU athletic department announced in a news release.

"Just want to say thanks to all my Oklahoma State teammates, the coaches and fans for helping make the 2023 season the most fun I've ever had playing football," Bowman said on social media. "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."

Bowman submitted the waiver because of a broken collarbone that kept him out of the final three games of the 2019 season at Texas Tech. Bowman was with the Red Raiders from 2018 to 2020 and the Michigan Wolverines in 2021 and 2022.

"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," OSU's Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance Ben Dyson said in a statement. "We appreciate the assistance of the Texas Tech training staff for providing us the documentation we needed to quickly process our waiver request."

Bowman saw limited playing time in each of the first three games of 2023 — so his stats took a hit — but his passing yardage total ranked No. 15 in the FBS for the year. He ranked 86th in passing efficiency out of 106 qualified players.

In the Big 12, he finished second in passing yards per game (285.9) and led the conference in both pass attempts and completions.

Bowman finished 2023 ranked among OSU's all-time leaders in several single-season categories including passing yards (seventh with 3,460), pass completions (fourth with 304) and yards of total offense (10th with 3,484). His touchdown-interception ratio (15:14) is the worst of any OSU starter in a decade.

He is the presumed starter for the 2024 season.