Marcus Dowtin

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Marcus Dowtin
No. --     Free agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-22) January 22, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Hyattsville, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Arlington (VA) O'Connell
College: North Alabama
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the New York Jets
Career history
*Offseason, preseason and/or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles 10
Sacks 0
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Marcus Dowtin (born January 22, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. Dowtin was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Dowtin played college football at Georgia before transferring to North Alabama during his senior year.

He has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and Seattle Seahawks.

Early years[edit]

Dowtin attended Bishop McNamara High School in Maryland, and later Fork Union Military Academy High School.[1] Dowtin was selected to the 2008 SuperPrep All-Mid-Atlantic team and Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100.[1] He was selected to the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region.[1] He recorded 76 tackles, two sacks, three fumble recoveries and one interception in his senior season in 2007.[1] He also had 1,202 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns in high school as a running back.[1] He was ranked 10th on State of Virginia Top 30 list and was ranked as the 7th best weakside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Marcus Dowtin
Outside linebacker
Hyattsville, Maryland Fork Union Military Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.4 Nov 9, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 7 (RB)   Rivals: 16, 140 (OLB), 6 (AL)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

Dowtin played college football at the University of Georgia until he transferred to the University of North Alabama for his senior season.[2][3][4][5] On January 3, 2011, Dowtin was charged with second degree assault for his involvement in an altercation at a Maryland bar on May 29, 2010.[6][7] On January 11, 2011, he was given an unconditional release by the University of Georgia.[8][9][10]

In his freshman year, Dowtin played in 13 games in which he recorded 17 tackles and a forced fumble.[11]

In his sophomore year, he played in 11 games and started 4 of them in which he recorded 57 tackles and 2 sacks.[11] On September 5, 2009, in the season opener against Oklahoma State, Dowtin recorded 8 tackles but Georgia lost the game 24-10.[12] On September 12, in a game against South Carolina, he recorded 6 tackles helping Georgia win 41-37.[13] On September 19, he recorded 3 tackles and a pass deflection against Arkansas as Georgia won the game 52-41.[14] In 2009, he was selected for the Col. Robert L. Jackson Family Scholarship.[1]

In his junior year, Dowtin played in 11 games and started 2 games in which he recorded 57 tackles, 1.5 sacks and an interception for the season.[11] He was a recipient of the Robert P. "Yunk" Ludwig Football Scholarship.[1] On September 4, 2010, in a regular season game against Louisiana-Lafayette, Dowtin recorded 4 tackles as Georgia won by the score of 55-7.[15] On September 11, he recorded 4 tackles against No. 24 ranked South Carolina but Georgia lost the game 17-6.[16] On October 2, in a game against Colorado, Dowtin recorded 4 tackles, one sack and an interception but Georgia lost the game 29-27.[17] On October 9, he recorded 3 tackles and 0.5 sack against Tennessee as Georgia won 41-14.[18] On October 30, he had 10 tackles against Florida but the Georgia lost in overtime 34-31.[19] On November 13, in a regular season game against No. 2 ranked Auburn, he recorded 10 tackles but Georgia lost 49-31.[20]

In his senior year, he played at North Alabama. On September 1, he had 9 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception against Central Oklahoma contributing to North Alabama's 31-10 win.[21] On September 10, he had 3 tackles and a half sack against Glenville State helping North Alabama win the game 48-21.[22] On September 17, he had a team leading 10 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, a sack, a pass deflection against Abilene Christian.[23] On November 12, in a game against Valdosta State, he had 10 tackles, 2 sacks and a forced fumble helping North Alabama win the game 30-23.[24] He was named Defensive Player of the Week twice (9/5/2011, 11/14/2011).[25]

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

On April 30, 2012, Dowtin signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.[26][27] On August 31, Dowtin was released on the day of final roster cuts.[28][29] On September 1, Dowtin resigned with the team to join the practice squad.[30] On October 17, Dowtin was promoted to the active roster after the team released John Conner with an injury settlement.[31] On October 21, he made his NFL debut against the New England Patriots.[32] On November 2, Dowtin was fined $15,750 for unnecessary roughness on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore.[33] On November 20, 2012, Dowtin was waived.[34]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Dowtin was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on December 24, 2012.[35] He was released from his contract on April 11, 2013.[35]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Dowtin was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills on April 12, 2013.[36][37] On October 8, 2013, He was released.[38]

New York Giants[edit]

On November 13, 2013, Dowtin was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad.[39] On March 12, 2014, Dowtin was waived by the Giants.[40]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Dowtin signed with the Seattle Seahawks on August 1, 2014.[41] He was released on August 27, 2014.[42]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Georgia Bulldogs profile". georgiadogs.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Georgia linebacker becomes Lion". http://timesdaily.com/. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Georgia football: Inside linebacker Marcus Dowtin to transfer". ledger-enquirer.com. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dowtin lands in North Alabama as transfers keep on going". redandblack.com. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Former Georgia LB Dowtin Transferring to UNA". chuckoliver.net. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bulldog LB Dowtin faced assault charge in Maryland". .redandblack.com. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Georgia discovers player's charge". espn.go.com. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Linebacker Dowtin to transfer from Georgia". timesfreepress.com. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Dowtin granted transfer". http://dogbytesonline.com. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Georgia grants Dowtin release". macon.com/. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c "Marcus Dowtin College Statistics". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "(13) Georgia 10, (9) Oklahoma State 24 Box score". sports-reference.com. 
  13. ^ "South Carolina 37, (21) Georgia 41 Box score". sports-reference.com. 
  14. ^ "(23) Georgia 52, Arkansas 41 Box score". sports-reference.com. 
  15. ^ "Louisiana-Lafayette 7, (23) Georgia 55 Box score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "(22) Georgia 6, (24) South Carolina 17 Box score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Georgia 27, Colorado 29 Box score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Tennessee 14, Georgia 41 Box score". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Georgia 31, Florida 34 (1 OT) Box score". sports-reference.com. 
  20. ^ "Georgia 31, (2) Auburn 49 Box score". sports-reference.com. 
  21. ^ "Central Oklahoma vs North Alabama (Sep 01, 2011) Box score". gscsports.org. 
  22. ^ "Glenville State vs North Alabama (Sep 10, 2011) Box score". gscsports.org. 
  23. ^ "North Alabama vs Abilene Christian (Sep 17, 2011) Box score". gscsports.org. 
  24. ^ "North Alabama vs Valdosta State (Nov 12, 2011) Box score". gscsports.org. 
  25. ^ "Football Defensive Player of the Week". gscsports.org. 
  26. ^ "10 Undrafted FAs, 23 Tryouts Announced". newyorkjets.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  27. ^ "Marcus Dowtin to sign". kffl.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  28. ^ "Jets announce 15 cuts". http://espn.go.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  29. ^ "Jets start making cuts". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  30. ^ "Jets Announce Roster, Practice Squad Moves". newyorkjets.com. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  31. ^ "Jets 'terminate' Conner; sign Dowtin from practice squad". newsday.com. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Schwartz: Memo To Jets — You Can’t Slay Patriots With Field Goals". newyork.cbslocal.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  33. ^ "Fines roundup: Richard Seymour docked for hit on Matt Cassel". National Football League. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  34. ^ Cimini, Rich (20 November 2012). "Jets cut WR Jason Hill". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  35. ^ a b "Philadelphia Eagles—Transactions". National Football League. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  36. ^ "Bills add ex-Eagles linebacker Marcus Dowtin". nbcsports.com. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Bills claim LB Marcus Dowtin". buffalobills.com/. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Buffalo Bills roster moves: Marcus Dowtin released". buffalorumblings.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  39. ^ "New York Giants Lose Jawanza Starling to Texans; Sign LB Marcus Dowtin to Practice Squad". sportsmedia101.com. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  40. ^ "Giants re-sign Josh Brown, Stevie Brown; waive Baas". upi.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  41. ^ Drovetto, Tony. "Jesse Williams moved to injured reserve; Randall Carroll released; Marcus Dowtin signed". Seahawks.com. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  42. ^ "Marcus Dowtin, Greg Van Roten released; Demitrius Bronson re-signed, Patrick Lewis claimed". Seahawks.com. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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