2013 Hansen Award winner Jordan Gowins will transfer to Stony Brook, the school announced Tuesday.
Gowins, a former St. Anthony’s running back, spent this season at Boston College, rushing for 43 yards on 15 carries in three games as a true freshman.
“He was a great player in high school and we are glad he decided to come home,” Stony Brook coach Chuck Priore said. A Stony Brook spokesman said Gowins would be able to play for the Seawolves in 2016 as long as he met normal eligibility requirements.
Gowins, of Bellport, won the Hansen in his junior year, when he rushed for 2,012 and 24 touchdowns on 190 carries. He missed part of his senior year with an injury, but still rushed for 896 yards and 10 touchdowns on 101 carries in 2014.
Gowins, who confirmed the move in a tweet on Tuesday, will join a Stony Brook team that ranks 63rd in rushing yards per game (152.7) and 98th in yards per carry (3.47) out of 123 FCS teams.
His brother, Edwin Gowins, starred at Stony Brook from 2008-10, scoring 22 touchdowns and averaging 105.4 yards per game.