Nathan Rowe is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week

Connor Hood | Tue Sep 5, 2017

First-year University of Alberta Golden Bears football receiver Nathan Rowe is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week following his stellar debut this past weekend.  Rowe hauled in seven catches for 208 yards and a touchdown on Friday night's loss to the Calgary Dinos. 

Rowe was a the favourite target of Bears QB Brad Baker, who found the rookie receiver four times for 25 yards in the first half. However, the Calgary, AB native exploded in the second half, hauling in two massive catches totaling 164 yards. 

The first, in which the Bears were pinned deep in their own territory, went for 55 yards, and led to a Golden Bears 30-yard field goal.

However, the highlight of Rowe's performance came late in the fourth quarter, as he hauled in a record-breaking 109-yard TD reception. The reception was the longest in Golden Bears history, and tied a 16-year old Canada West record, held by current Seattle Seahawk Jon Ryan.