At Navy: Enters the fall as the starter at right guard after starting 13 games at that spot last year ... can also play both tackle positions ... has good strength and uses his hands well ... named a 2010 ESPN First-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Director's of America ... he is the first Navy player since 1980 and just the fifth in program history to receive first-team recognition ... will have an opportunity in the fall to be the first two-time First-Team Academic All-American in school history ... was named a Second-Team Academic All-American as a sophomore ... carried out a very special flag for the home-opener against Georgia Southern on 9/11/10 ... the flag was raised over Ground Zero and also flew over several specials operations bases in Afghanistan ... the flag was jointly raised by FDNY NYPD Port Authority and combat veterans and active duty ... the flag was presented to Vice Adm. Michael Miller by Capt. John Flynn before it was given to the team ... Capt John Flynn FDNY (ret.) served over 20 years with the Fire Dept of NYC ... he was the leader of an elite NYC Rescue and HAZMAT squad ... on 9/11/01 his company lost 7 men at the World Trade Center attacks ... he is a specialist in forensic engineering who was chosen to conduct the analysis of the collapse of the World Trade Center for the Dept. of Homeland Security ... after the game, the flag was given back to the Post 911 Foundation ... the organization will track it and send it around the globe to various naval commands over the next year ... it will make its way back to Ground Zero on 9/11/11 for the 10th Anniversary memorial ... All-East candidate ... has earned two varsity letters.
2010: Navy's starter at right guard in all 13 contests ... member of Navy's offensive unit that finished the season ranked sixth in the country in rushing offense and ninth in pass efficiency (156.65) ... allowed Ricky Dobbs to rush for 107 yards against San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl, marking his 13th-career 100-yard rushing day, while also moving into fifth on Navy's career rushing list ... Dobbs also threw his school-record 13th touchdown pass of the season, a 30-yarder to Greg Jones in the second quarter ...held the Army defense at bay, allowing QB Ricky Dobbs to throw a pair of touchdowns, including a 77-yard pass to John Howell in the first quarter ... it was the longest pass play in Army-Navy series history ... the line helped pave the way for QB Ricky Dobbs to become the NCAA record holder for rushing touchdowns by a QB in back-to-back years, as he scored three TDs in the Mids' home finale against Arkansas State ... with 154 yards on the ground and 164 yards through the air, Dobbs became the first player to rush and pass for 100 yards since he accomplished the feat against Missouri last year in the Texas Bowl (130 pass, 166 rush) ... the Mids' line enabled Kriss Proctor to become 19th different QB in program history to rush for 100 yards in a game and only the sixth different QB in Navy history to rush for 200 yards ... Proctor's 201 yards on 20 carries is the 10th-best ground gain by a Navy quarterback in school history and the most since Ricky Dobbs ran for 224 yards on 42 carries in Navy's win over SMU in 2008 ... it's the first time in program history that Navy has produced two different 200-yard rushers in a single season ... fullback Alexander Teich rushed for a career-best 210 yards on 26 carries in Navy's win over Notre Dame and Proctor finished CMU game with 201 yards ... Navy's offense put up 76 points in the win over East Carolina, setting a modern day scoring record ... it's the most points scored by the Mids since Navy defeated Colby, 121-0, on Nov. 15, 1919 ... Navy finished the game with a season-high 521 yards rushing, marking the first time the Mids have topped the 500-yard rushing milestone since Aug. 30, 2008, when the Mids ran for 558 yards against Towson ... it's tied as the fifth-best rushing performance in school history ... Navy's 596 yards of total offense marks its best offensive day since finishing with 602 yards against Towson on Aug. 30, 2008 ... it goes down as the 16th-most yards (tied) in program history ... it also paved the way for Ricky Dobbs to score his program-record 45th-career touchdown ... not only did the line give QB Ricky Dobbs time to complete 13 of his 27 attempts against Duke for a career-high 227 yards, Navy scored 24 points in the fourth quarter ... Dobbs also ran in a five-yarder to become the school's all-time leader in career rushing TDs with 44 and also became the Mids' all-time leading scorer with 266 points ... opened up holes for fullback Alexander Teich to rush for a career-high 210 yards against Notre Dame, the first 200-yard rushing game by a Navy fullback in program history and the most rushing yards by a Navy player in series history ... as a team, Navy rushed for four TDs, including three by QB Ricky Dobbs ... part of a line that paved the way for QB Ricky Dobbs to run for two touchdowns against Wake Forest ... it also held a much bigger Demon Deacon defense at bay, giving Dobbs time to throw for an another two TDs, including a 6-yard strike to Greg Jones for the game-winning score with just 26 seconds remaining in the game ...helped Navy's offense accumulate 516 yards of total offense (297 rush, 219 pass) against Louisiana Tech in what was the Mids' best performance since the 2009 Rice contest when Navy put up 537 yards of total offense (471 yards rush, 66 pass) ... Navy's 219 yards passing against the Bulldogs marked the first time since Sept. 22, 2007 vs. Duke (304 rush, 236 pass) that the Mids have thrown and rushed for over 200 yards .... it's also the most yards passing by the Mids since that same game ... made the start against Maryland and helping pave the way for the Mids to rush for 412 yards against the Terps.
2009: Played in all 14 games, including making his collegiate debut in Navy's opener against sixth-ranked Ohio State ... made his first-career start at Hawai'i in place of an injured Matt Molloy ... member of an offensive line that allowed the Mids to rush for 280.5 yards per game (No. 4 nationally) ... additionally, the line paved the way for Ricky Dobbs to set an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a QB with 27, while he was ranked No. 2 in the country in points per game (12.46) and touchdowns (27) ... provided the necessary coverage for the Mids to accumulate 515 yards of total offense (385 rush, 130 pass) against Missouri to earn a 35-13 Texas Bowl win ... the 515 yards of total offense was Navy's second-best offensive output of the year, behind a 537-yard afternoon against Rice ... created enough holes for Dobbs to run through to produce his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing afternoon when he carried the ball a season-high 33 times for 113 yards against Army ... the line also paved the way for Dobbs to dive into the end zone from one yard out to set the NCAA record for most rushing TDs in a season by a quarterback, scoring his 24th of 2009 ... the record was set by Air Force's Chance Harridge in 2002 and later tied by Tim Tebow of Florida en route to winning the 2007 Heisman Trophy ... the line allowed the Mids to rush for 242 yards against Delaware on Senior Day and opened up seams for Ricky Dobbs to score a stadium-record five rushing touchdowns and set the Navy single-season record for touchdowns ... opened up lanes for both Vince Murray (158) and Ricky Dobbs (102) to rush for over 100 yards in leading Navy to a win over Notre Dame ... it was the first time since the 2008 Army-Navy game that Navy has produce a 100-yard rushing tandem ... meanwhile, it was the fourth-straight game Murray has reached 100 yards rushing, making him the first running back since Napoleon McCallum in 1983 to achieve that feat ... the Mids' line allowed for Navy to rush for 338 yards against Wake Forest, the third-consecutive game Navy has gained 300-plus yards on the ground ... it's the first time the Mids have achieved that feat since early in 2007 when they rushed for 300 yards in six straight games ... anchored a line that led the way for the Mids to rush for 331 yards and five TDs against SMU ... part of an offensive line that allowed the Mids to rush the ball 80 times for a season-high 471 yards, the 10th-best rushing day in program history, en route to a 63-14 victory at Rice ... Navy finished with 537 yards of total offense, the 28th-best mark in program history and the most yards since the 602 yards vs. Towson in the 2008 season-opener ... helped pave the way for Navy's rushing attack to score four rushing TDs against Louisiana Tech in the Mids' home opener.
2008: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2008 graduate of St. Peter's Boys High School, Dowd was a three-year letterwinner in football while earning two letters in basketball ... named to the New York Golden Fifty in 2007 ... a two-time Staten Island Advance All-Star selection ... led the basketball team to back-to-back Staten Island High School League titles in 2006-07 and `07-08 ... brother, Billy, earned four varsity letters in cross country and track & field at Monmouth University ... his sister, Katie, throws the javelin at Albany University ... his older brother, Tom, is a sportswriter for the Staten Island Advance ... was the valedictorian of his class ... served as Vice President of his high school's chapter of the National Honor Society ... son of Thomas and Kathy Dowd ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... has a 3.91 GPA.