|Born:||May 27, 1980|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||300 lb (140 kg)|
|2003–2004||Frankfurt Galaxy (NFLE)|
|2005||Denver Broncos (NFL)|
|2005||Georgia Force (AFL)|
|2006–present||Grand Rapids Rampage (AFL), Georgia Force|
High school years
He attended Allen D. Nease Senior High School in St. Augustine, Florida and was a student and a letterman in football, wrestling, and track & field. In football, he was a three-year starter. In wrestling, he won a Regional Championship as a senior. In track&field, he was a Regional Champion in the shot put and the discus.
Nowland played collegiately with Auburn. Nowland was a first team All SEC center in 2002. He was a top 10 finisher for the Rimington Award which is presented to the Nations best center. Nowland participated in the 2003 Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL. and was awarded with their Sportsmanship Award for the event. Nowland started 35 games in his career at Auburn. Nowland is married to his college girlfriend Hillary, who now works for Auburn. Nowland was in the Walt Disney film "The Game Plan" starring Dewayne "The Rock" Johnson.
He entered the National Football League by signing as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. Waived by the 49ers in August of that year, he was signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad where he stayed through the 2004 season. In 2003 and 2004 Nowland spent time with the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europa. In 2005, he was signed by the Denver Broncos. He began his AFL career with the Georgia Force in 2005. He joined the Rampage in 2006, but re-signed with the Georgia Force during the 2007 offseason. Nowland retired from football in 2009 and now works as a sales representative.