AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State linebacker Alvin Bowen is shouldering more responsibility this fall, on and off the football field.* Bowen made a rapid rise to national status on the gridiron last fall, leading the nation in tackles.* The consensus first-team all-Big 12 honoree starts the 2007 season with a new head coach and a spot on the Nagurski Award national watch list. Bowen will face new tests this fall.

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