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|Date of birth:May 20, 1982|
|Place of birth: Redington Shores, Florida|
|High school: Seminole|
|Undrafted in 2004|
|Debuted in 2004 for the Dallas Cowboys|
|Last played in 2009 for the New York Jets|
|Roster status: Retired|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Ryan Allen Fowler (born May 20th, 1982 in Redington Shores, Florida) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League, who played for the Dallas Cowboys, the Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets. He played college football at Duke University.
Fowler attended Seminole High School before moving on to Duke University, where he became the first player to lead the team in tackles in all of his four seasons of eligibility. He was also a four-year starter (2 years at outside linebacker and 2 at middle linebacker).
He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 2004. He spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad and was activated in two games. In 2005, he was a backup inside linebacker, appearing in 14 games (3 starts).
One June 9, 2008, it was announced that he was under investigation in connection with a steroids case involving NFL dealer David Jacobs, although he was never formally accused of any wrongdoing. He finished the season with 4 starts at middle linebacker and 27 tackles (2 for loss).
New York Jets
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- "Late Steroids Dealer Said he Supplied Titans' Fowler". USA Today. Associated Press. 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
- "Titans Make Starting Change at Middle Linebacker". Associated Press. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
- Walker, Teresa M. (2009-09-05). "Fowler Starter in 2008, Gone in 2009 from Titans". Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
- Wilson, Aaron (2009-09-08). "Wilson: Jets sign Fowler". National Football Post. Retrieved 2009-09-13.[dead link]