Dowd Named Second Team Academic All-American
Nov. 24, 2009
ANNAPOLIS, Md.--Sophomore offensive tackle John Dowd (Staten Island, N.Y.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Second Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Dowd is one of just three sophomores on the first or second team.
Dowd, a Mechanical Engineering major with a 3.95 GPA, has played in all 11 games for the Midshipmen this fall as Navy's third tackle. He is part of an offensive line that has paved the way for the Mids to average 282.6 yards per game, which is the third best rushing average in the country.
A 2008 graduate of St. Peter's Boys High School, Dowd was a three-year letterwinner in football and was named to the New York Golden Fifty in 2007. He was the valedictorian of his class and served as Vice President of his high school's chapter of the National Honor Society.