From Chandler, Arizona, Bauman played his college ball at Northern Arizona University. There, he posted stellar numbers for the Lumberjacks, rushing for at least 1,000 yards in all 4 years of eligibility. His finest season came during his senior year where he rushed for 1,456 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was named to the 1st team Big Sky Conference three times.
The 5’10”, 200 lb running back went undrafted, but was scooped up by the Arizona Cardinals, ultimately winning a spot on their practice squad. He also has a stint with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.
In 2017, Bauman participated in The Spring League’s inaugural season. Said Bauman: “Truly a blessing to participate in The Spring League and to further my football career. Couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.”