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Jonathan Dowling (American football)

Jonathan Dowling (born December 8, 1991)[1] 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.

Jonathan Dowling
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Dowling with the Oakland Raiders in 2014
Position:Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1991-12-08) December 8, 1991 (age 27)
Bradenton, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Southeast (Bradenton, Florida)
College:Western Kentucky
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 247
Career history
Roster status:Practice roster
CFL status:International
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:4
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

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.[2] He had 58 tackles, 14 interceptions in his senior season in high school. He was selected named 4A FSWA All-State team.[2] He was ranked as s four-star prospect by both and[2] He also was ranked as the 5th best safety prospect in the country by[2]

College careerEdit

He spent his freshman season at Florida where he played special teams[2] until he transferred to Western Kentucky.[3] After his Junior season, On December 15, 2013, it was announced he will forgo his senior season to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[4] During his time at Western Kentucky, He finished with a total 135 tackles, 9 Iinterceptions. 20 pass deflections and 8 forced fumbles.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Oakland RaidersEdit

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.

Miami DolphinsEdit

On September 9, 2015, Dowling was signed to the Miami Dolphins' practice squad.[6] On October 15, 2015, the Miami Dolphins signed him to the active roster.

Buffalo BillsEdit

On December 23, 2015, the Buffalo Bills signed Dowling to their practice squad.[7]

Dowling tore his ACL in the Bills' third preseason game and was placed on injured reserve.[8]

On June 1, 2017, Dowling was released by the Bills.[9]


  1. ^ "Dowling Rotoworld Profile".
  2. ^ a b c d e "Western Kentucky Profile".
  3. ^ "Jonathan Dowling's dismissal from Florida come to light as he commits to Western Kentucky". Retrieved December 14, 2010.
  4. ^ "Western Kentucky's Jonathan Dowling says he will enter draft". Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "College Statistics".
  6. ^ Perkins, Chris (September 9, 2015). "Dolphins' Branden Albert to start Sunday against Redskins". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  7. ^ Brown, Chris (December 23, 2015). "Bills add S Dowling to practice squad". Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "Bills' Jonathan Dowling: Waived with injury designation". August 30, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  9. ^ Brown, Chris (June 1, 2017). "CB Greg Mabin signs with Bills".

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