|No. 21, 36|
|Born:||May 9, 1988|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Chesapeake (VA) Deep Creek|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Ras-I Luis Dowling (// RAH-sye; born May 9, 1988) is a former American football safety who is currently the cornerbacks coach for William & Mary Tribe football. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia. He has also spent time with the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders.
Dowling was born in Chesapeake, Virginia. He attended Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, where he played defensive back, wide receiver, and some quarterback. As a senior, he recorded 60 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back. As a receiver he had 14 receptions for 255 yards and four touchdowns.
Dowling attended the University of Virginia. As a freshman in 2007 Dowling played in 12 games, recording 44 tackles and two interceptions. As a sophomore in 2008 he started nine of 11 games. He finished the season with 43 tackles and a team-leading three interceptions. In 2009 Ras-I Dowling was voted All-ACC second team. He was also awarded ACC Defensive Player of the week vs. Indiana with nine tackles and the first sack of his career. He ended the season with three interceptions. Dowling was voted 2010 Pre-season All-ACC selection and second team All-American for the first time in his career.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 3⁄8 in
|4.40 s||1.47 s||2.53 s||19 reps|
|All values from NFL Draft Scout|
New England Patriots
Dowling played two games for the Patriots in the 2011 season before injuring his hip in Week 2 against San Diego. On October 29, 2011, the Patriots placed him on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.
On October 26, 2012, Dowling was placed on injured reserve with a torn thigh muscle, ending his 2012 season. On August 28, 2013, the Patriots released Dowling as part of their roster cutdown to 75 players.
New York Jets
On September 1, 2015, he was released by the Raiders.
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- "Ras-I Dowling, DS #6 CB, Virginia". March 9, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
- "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
- Wilson, Aaron (October 23, 2013). "Jets sign Ras-I Dowling". New York Jets. Archived from the original on October 24, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
- Lange, Randy (August 24, 2014). "Jets Release 6 to Get to 75 Players". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 24, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
- Smith, Michael David (December 13, 2014). "Ras-I Dowling added to Raiders' 53-player roster". NBCSports.com. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
- Durkin, Jimmy (September 1, 2015). "Raiders place Watson on injured reserve". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- Strickland, Bryan (November 23, 2015). "Silatolu out for season; Norwell set to return". Panthers.com. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
- "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
- "W&M coach Mike London hires Vincent Brown as DC, Ras-I Dowling as cornerbacks coach". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved January 14, 2019.