Tamme caught a 14-yard scoring pass and had three catches for 35 yards Monday when UK beat Bowden's Florida State Seminoles 35-28 in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn.
During UK's stay in Nashville, Tamme was one of the featured speakers at the FCA bowl breakfast. Bowden spoke at the same breakfast.
"I didn't get a chance to meet him then, but I am looking forward to meeting him in New Orleans," Tamme said Wednesday night.
Tamme spoke on two lessons from Jesus' birth at the Music City Bowl breakfast. He noted the importance of when Jesus was born, it was not in a castle as royalty, but instead in a manger.
"God works in all people in all places," Tamme said of what he learned from that. "People who are in mangers today, let us not forget them, for those are God's children."
Importance of faith
He also talked about the importance of making yourself available to God.
"Just like at the time of Jesus' birth, often there is no room for him in our inn and there is no room for him in our lives. Time is the biggest thing we can give God today," Tamme told those at the breakfast.
Tamme coordinated the team's weekly Bible study and road-trip devotionals. He also has been named to the National Good Works Team for community service by the American Football Coaches Association.
He graduated in three years with a 3.82 grade-point average and has a 3.83 GPA in his second year of graduate school.
He was named first-team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America and chosen as the Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the SEC coaches.
He was also a finalist for the Draddy Award and earned an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship for that.
Tamme has been a first-team All-SEC pick the last two seasons and is Kentucky's all-time top pass-catching tight end. He had 56 receptions for 619 yards and six touchdowns this year and finished his career with 133 catches for 1,417 yards.
He will head to Pensacola, Fla., to being training for the NFL Combine in late February after he attends the awards ceremony in New Orleans. He will be in Mobile, Ala., Jan. 20-27 for the Senior Bowl before returning to Pensacola to continue his workouts.
"I probably won't be back to Lexington until after the NFL Combine," Tamme said.
First, though, he's looking forward to going to New Orleans with his wife, Allison.
"It was a busy, hectic week in Nashville (for the Music City Bowl), but we are both excited about going to New Orleans just like we were when we went to New York (for the Draddy Award)," Tamme said. "It's a huge honor just to be considered for something like this whether you win or not. I just feel blessed for all the good things that have happened."