Jonathan Dowling (American football)
Jonathan Dowling (born December 8, 1991) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Kentucky.
|Born:||December 8, 1991|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Southeast (Bradenton, Florida)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 247|
|Roster status:||Practice roster|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
Dowling attended Southeast High School. He participated in the 2010 Under Armour All-American Game along with being selected to the Top 150 Dream Team by PrepStar Magazine. He had 58 tackles, 14 interceptions in his senior season in high school. He was selected named 4A FSWA All-State team. He was ranked as s four-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He also was ranked as the 5th best safety prospect in the country by Scout.com.
He spent his freshman season at Florida where he played special teams until he transferred to Western Kentucky. After his Junior season, On December 15, 2013, it was announced he will forgo his senior season to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. During his time at Western Kentucky, He finished with a total 135 tackles, 9 Iinterceptions. 20 pass deflections and 8 forced fumbles.
Dowling was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 7th round (247th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. The pick used to draft him was acquired from the Seattle Seahawks in a trade for Terrelle Pryor. On August 29, 2015, he was released by the Raiders for reasons that had to do with "maturity" rather than his field play.
Dowling tore his ACL in the Bills' third preseason game and was placed on injured reserve.
On June 1, 2017, Dowling was released by the Bills.
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