2013 Spartan Nation Football Profile: #13 WR Bennie Fowler
Expectation: Starting WR
2013 Eligibility: 5th Year Senior
EXP: 3 Letters
Status: Starting WR
Strengths: Fowler has those things that you can only be blessed with: size and speed. The rest you can learn. In the2nd quarter of the CMU game MSU had the ball with 1:33 on the clock. MSU was facing a 3rd and seven at the Chips 42. Fowler ran an out route to his right; it was a bad pass by Maxwell behind him. He showed off that God-given athleticism when he reached BEHIND him, caught the ball, never lost his stride, and got the first down. You can’t teach that.
Weakness: In the 2nd quarter of the EMU game there was 11:40 on the clock and MSU had the ball at the Huron 24. Fowler ran a perfect skinny post route, Maxwell’s pass was perfect and it should have been a touchdown. Instead, Fowler had a mental lapse. Instead of catching the ball with proper technique by using his hands, it bounced off of his chest and fell incomplete.
It is a perfect example of Fowler’s weakness. He has all of the tools. All of them, but when he loses mental focus he makes poor mistakes. He has all of the tools to play in the NFL, but mental lapses again this year will find him a seat on the bench. He is a senior now. He has to lead and I think he will.
Final Analysis: Bennie is a terrific and warm gentleman who is a great kid that comes from a great family. He is jovial, he is liked by his teammates, and he can brighten any room. He struggled last year at times with mental breakdowns, but this off season he has fallen in love with hard extra work; the kind that pays off in the fall. I expect a big year for one of the All Time good guys to play football at MSU.
Next up: #14 WR Tony Lippett