CEDAR CITY–Former Thunderbird student-athlete and current Oakland Raider James Cowser will be the keynote speaker for Southern Utah’s Bid for the Birds event on Tuesday, March 20. Cowser left Southern Utah as one of the most decorated student-athletes the university had ever seen. During the 2015 season, he broke the FCS record for both career tackles for loss and career sacks. He was also named FCS ADA Defensive Player of the Year. Cowser signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders following the 2016 NFL Draft, and has been with the organization for the past two seasons.
While playing for the Raiders, Cowser has 32 combined tackles, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and a sack.
The 2018 edition of Bid for the Birds will be a celebration of all sports on Southern Utah’s campus. The event includes a dinner and silent auction featuring unique items and experiences, and all proceeds from the event benefit SUU student-athletes. Bid for the Birds will take place at 6 p.m. on the evening of March 20 in the SUU Ballroom. Additional details for the event can be found on www.tbirdfoundation.com.