YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren Harding grad and University of Kentucky quarterback Lynn Bowden is headed for the NFL.

Bowden made the announcement Monday with an emotional video thanking his family, teammates, coaches and Big Blue Nation.

This season, Bowden rushed for 1,235 yards, caught 38 passes for 348 yards and accounted for 14 total touchdowns with the Wildcats.

He says he plans to play in Kentucky’s bowl game against Virginia Tech later this month.

Bowden remains the only four-time member of our WKBN Big 22 and was twice named our Ohio Player of the Year.

Bowden finished his high school career with 7,387 yards rushing and 91 touchdowns on the ground, both of which rank among the Top 10 in Ohio high school football history.