Former Zips wide receiver Deryn Bowser will receive a tryout with the Arizona Cardinals in the team's upcoming rookie miniicamp. Bowser did not get selected in last week's NFL Draft.
Bowser will face competition at the receiver position at the minicamp. Arizona signed receivers Max Komar (Idaho), Jaumorris Stewart (Souther) and Stephen Williams (Toledo) as rookie free agents. Bowser was not signed.
Bowser had 307 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 21 receptions in 2009. He was lost for the season on Oct. 17 when he broke his leg in Akron's game against Buffalo.
In 2008, he had 64 catches for 785 yards and four touchdowns.
Most Akron fans will remember Bowser for the leaping touchdown reception he had against Kent State in 2008. The catch gave Akron a three-point lead with under two minutes remaining. The Zips ended up beating Kent State 30-27 in double overtime.
You can watch a highlight reel of Bowser after the jump.