2010: Played in just two games due to injury... Big South Offensive Player of the Week after 101 yards and a touchdown vs. UMass (9/25) ... had 16 carries for 54 yards at South Florida (9/4) ... preseason All-American by College Sporting News ... All-Big South by conference media and coaches ... preseason All-Big South first team by Phil Steele's College Football Review.
2009: Played in 10 games ... slowed by a foot injury over the first half of the season ... still named first team All-Big South for a second consecutive year ... preseason All-Big South selection as well ... led Stony Brook in rushing with 890 yards ... led the Big South and was 22nd in the nation with 89.0 yards per game average ... 2,200 career yards ranks fourth all-time at SBU ... four 100-yard games ... led the Seawolves with nine rushing TDs ... second consecutive 100-yard outing against Colgate with 108 yards and one score against the Raiders (9/12) ... that started a streak of four straight games with a rushing TD ... 138 yards and a score in the win over Presbyterian (10/3) ... averaged over 10 yards a carry against the Blue Hose ... first career pass reception at VMI (10/17) ... saved his best for the final two games of the season ... season best 177 yards and a pair of scores at Charleston Southern (11/14) ... 165 yards while matching his career-high with three TDs in the victory over Liberty (11/21).
2008: Named the national Freshman of the Year by the College Sporting News ... Big South Freshman of the Year as well as a first team All-Big South selection ... led Stony Brook and broke the single-season rushing record with 1,310 yards ... that was the highest total of any freshman at the FCS level in 2008 ... second in the Big South and 10th in the nation with his 119.1 yards per game average ... broke the SBU yards per carry record for a single season by over three yards per carry (9.4) ... was 10 carries short of qualifying to break the NCAA FCS record for average yards per rush in a season ... twice named the Big South Offensive Player of the Week ... league's Freshman of the Week four times ... five 100-yard games ... broke off runs of at least 57 yards in six games ... started his career off with 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Colgate (8/30) ... 122 yards and a score the next week against Elon (9/6) ... had his season-long run of 72 yards vs. the Phoenix ... did not break the 100-yard mark again until the final three games of the season when he averaged over 237 yards per game ... 185 yards and a pair of scores against Gardner-Webb (11/1) ... third best rushing game in school history with 278 on just 19 carries with three scores at Iona (11/8) ... combined with Conte Cuttino to set an NCAA FCS record for combined rushing yards in a game with 483 against the Gaels ... duo did it again with 483 yards in the final game of the season against VMI (11/15), with Gowins accounting for 250, a career-high ... named a College Sporting News National All-Star for his performance against the Keydets.
Prior to Stony Brook: Played one season at Bridgton Academy in Maine ... rushed for 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Bellport High School ... three-time letterwinner in football for the Clippers ... two-time captain ... Hansen Award winner in 2006 as Suffolk County's top football player ... all-state and All-Long Island as a senior ... two-time all-county and all-division pick ... rushed for 1,996 yards as a senior ... scored 34 touchdowns ... 793 yards rushing as a junior ... helped his team to a combined 21-1 record over his final two seasons ... also lettered in track.
Personal: Born Edwin Gowins on June 21, 1989 in Brookhaven, New York ... nickname is Eddie ... son of Edwin Gowins and Patricia Cousin.