Born to Kirk and Barbara Fowler in Provo ... recruited by Pitt, Penn State, Syracuse, Purdue and Wake Forest ... married Brenda Burningham in June `83 ... majoring in business.
A member of the National Honor Society at Elmira Free Academy ... lettered four years in football, three times in basketball and twice in track ... was all-area and all-league for three years, all-Upstate New York three years, all-state two years and made several All-America teams ... was Upstate New York player of the year ... team was league champion three of four years Blaine played ... coached by Dick Senko (Baldwin Wallace).
FOWLER'S CAREER STATS
YR GM ATT-CMP-INT PCT YDS TD LNG AVG/G
1982 1 3-1-0 33.3 27 0 27 27.0
1984 8 35-22-2 62.9 279 1 38 34.9
1985 7 44-26-0 59.1 309 2 30 44.1
*statistics do not include bowl games
1981 | Freshman Year
Alternated as the starter for the jayvee.
1982 | Sophomore Year
Abandoned his redshirt season prematurely because of the departure of Eric Krzmarzick ... saw some playing time with the varsity against San Diego State ... completed an 11-yard pass in the Holiday Bowl against Ohio State.
1984 | Junior Year
Backed up Robbie Bosco ... completed BYU's first pass of the season against Pittsb8urgh on a halfback pass to Glen Kozlowski for 38 yards ... threw another halfback pass against San Diego State ... completed 12 of 19 passes for 138 yards and a TD vs. Colorado State ... replaced an injured Bosco in the Holiday Bowl vs. Michigan and completed five of seven passes for 28 yards ... also rushed for seven yards.
1985 | Senior Year
Was six of seven for 71 yards and a 27-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter at Colorado State ... was five for 12 for 47 yards and a five-yard TD pass in the third quarter vs. Wyoming ... was 12 of 20 for 170 yards at Utah State, playing the entire second half for Bosco who took a hit with four minutes left in the first half ... also had a 15-yard run in that USU game where he led BYU to 20 of its 44 points in the shutout.