At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at defensive end ... veteran player that will provide leadership to the younger defensive linemen ... has good speed and strength ... has earned two varsity letters.
2011: Played in 11 games, including making his first-collegiate start against East Carolina ... finished the year with 10 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss ... also forced a fumble ... part of a Navy defense that forced three Army turnovers and held the Black Knights to just 97 yards on the ground in the second half ... contributed a tackle for a loss of three yards at San Jose State ... a starter at Notre Dame, he pitched in a tackle ... turned in a pair of tackles, including posting his first collegiate sack for a loss of a yard against East Carolina ... recorded a pair of assisted tackles at Rutgers ... turned in a career-high three tackles against Southern Miss, including his first-career tackle for a loss ... also forced a fumble, the first of his career ... turned in a solo tackle in Navy's season-opener against Delaware.
2010: Played in all 13 games ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids' opener against Maryland where he was a member of the special teams unit ... turned in four tackles on the year, including a solo tackle in Navy's Poinsettia Bowl loss to San Diego State ... pitched in an assisted tackle in Navy's 31-17 win over Army ... turned in a solo tackle in Navy's come-from-behind victory over SMU ... contributed a tackle, the first of his career, in the Mids' win over Louisiana Tech ... helped keep the Bulldogs off the scoreboard in the second half.
2009: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2008 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School, Dowling-Fitzpatrick attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2008-09 academic year ... lettered two years as a defensive end at DeSales HS, while earning a pair of letters in rugby as a member of the Westerville Worms Club ... earned all-city and all-county mention in football as a senior ... led the rugby team to the state championship in 2007 and `08 ... son of Ralph and Carla Dowling-Fitzpatrick ... majoring in economics ... earned a 3.25 grade-point average last fall.