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Andrew Dowell
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Andrew  Dowell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
North Ridgeville, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 222

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L

11/04/2017

Post Game Quotes: Penn State

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Penn State head coach James Franklin and players discuss MSU-PSU game.

10/26/2017

A Family Tradition Continues

Andrew and David Dowell Feature

09/24/2017

Post-Game Quotes: Notre Dame

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and players discuss MSU-Notre Dame game.

09/19/2017

Player Quotes: Notre Dame

Spartan players preview Saturday's game against Notre Dame at Spartan Stadium.

08/07/2017

Football Media Day: Defense

Michigan State held its annual media day Monday afternoon in the Izzo Family Media Center inside Spartan Stadium.

05/08/2017

Defense

11/18/2017

Michigan State vs. Maryland (USATSI)

Michigan State vs. Maryland photos: USA Today Sports Images

10/07/2017

Michigan State vs. Michigan

USATSI Photos from Michigan State vs. Michigan. Saturday Oct. 7, 2017

09/09/2017

USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

11/19/2016

No. 2 Ohio State 17, Michigan State 16

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against No. 2 Ohio State.

10/15/2016

USATSI Gallery - Northwestern @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Northwestern @ Michigan State

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2015 | 2016 | 2017

CAREER NOTES: Third-year player and two-year letterwinner has 153 tackles, including 6.5 for losses, two sacks, five pass break-ups and one interception, in 35 career games (18 starts) . . . returns as the starting Star linebacker for the second straight year . . . his twin brother, David, is a sophomore safety on the Spartan roster . . . member of the team’s Eagles leadership council.

2017 SEASON (JUNIOR): Has started all 10 games at Star linebacker . . . third on the team with 64 tackles on the season, including 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack, adding two pass break-ups and one forced fumble . . . posted four stops at No. 11 Ohio State . . . logged five stops with one QB hurry in victory over No. 7 Penn State . . . tallied seven tackles at Northwestern, again matching his brother for tackle total, and added one pass break-up and one forced fumble . . . notched career-high 10 tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, in Indiana win, notching 19 production points to rank second among linebacker unit . . . in win at Minnesota, shared top tackles honor with his brother with seven stops each, including identical five solo and two assists, with one assist with his brother . . . recorded nine tackles, including half a tackle for loss, in win over No. 7 Michigan, including teaming up with his brother on one stop in the first quarter and posting tackle on back-to-back plays in the second quarter, logging tackle on kickoff after MSU TD and adding stop on UM’s first play of ensuing drive . . . notched five tackles against Iowa, including half a tackle for loss, while adding one pass break-up and one QB hurry, finishing with season-high 12 production points, ranking second among linebacking corps and defense . . . named to Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week for his performance against the Hawkeyes . . . was one of game captains for Notre Dame game, posting six stops . . . logged six tackles including one sack (11 yards) against Western Michigan . . . posted five stops in Bowling Green game.

2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 67 (5.6 avg.) . . . saw action in all 12 games, including eight starts at Star linebacker . . . ranked second on the team in special teams tackles (7), including a team-best five on punt returns . . . recorded six tackles at No. 8 Penn State . . . was starting Star linebacker against No. 2 Ohio State and posted six tackles, including one TFL along with one pass break-up and one QB hurry . . . started Rutgers game and shared the team lead with six tackles, adding game-best two QB hurries . . . logged five tackles including one for loss of 6 yards after starting at Star linebacker at Maryland . . . started Northwestern game at Star linebacker and matched his career high with nine tackles . . . started at Star linebacker vs. BYU and notched new career high with nine stops, logging 11 production points, which led the linebacker corps and was second overall on defense . . . was starting Star linebacker at Indiana and had eight tackles and his first career pass break-up . . . logged four tackles at No. 18 Notre Dame, including first career sack for loss of 6 yards . . . made first career start in Furman game and made a smashing debut, snaring an interception that was selected as ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 No. 1 play of the day . . . tallied eight tackles against the Paladins; named Spartan "The One" team award recipient after posting team-high 18 production points on defense.

2015 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman played in 13 games, primarily on special teams . . . was one of six true freshmen to earn a letter for the Spartans in 2015 . . . collected 22 tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss . . . led team with 10 tackles on special teams (all on kickoffs) . . . tallied three tackles vs. Penn State, including two on kickoffs . . . recorded a career-high seven tackles and recovered a fumble in the win over Air Force; had 12 production points against the Falcons.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's Top 300 prospects by Scout.com (No. 197) . . . rated among the country's top running backs by Scout.com (No. 26) and 247Sports.com (No. 40) . . . listed among the Midwest's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 116) . . . ranked among Ohio's top prospects by Scout.com (No. 10), 247Sports.com (No. 21) and ESPN.com (No. 48) . . . two-year starter for Coach Rick Finotti at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio . . . named to The Associated Press Division I All-Ohio first team and Cleveland.com All-Star Team as a senior . . . selected National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete . . . recorded 153 tackles (93 solos, 60 assists) as a starting safety in 2014, with two for losses, six interceptions and 11 pass break-ups . . . returned three of his six interceptions for TDs . . . rushed 47 times for 241 yards (5.1 avg.) and six touchdowns as a senior . . . had 10 receptions for 148 yards (14.8 avg.) and three scores in 2014 . . . led Eagles special teams in production points . . . ran 16 times for 61 yards and a score in St. Edward's 31-21 victory over Huber Heights Wayne in the 2014 Division I state championship game . . . made several big plays down the stretch vs. Wayne, including a 14-yard grab on a third-and-9 play on the Eagles' final scoring drive and rushing for 14 yards on a fourth-and-12 play late to ice the game . . . returned an interception 43 yards for a score and had a 40-yard reception to set up a TD in the regional final/state semifinal vs. Hudson . . . carried 158 times for 968 yards (6.1 avg.) and 13 TDs as a junior . . . had 17 catches for 246 yards (14.5 avg.) and three TDs in 2013 . . . also played basketball and ran track . . . son of Will and Anita Dowell . . . his twin brother, David, is a sophomore safety on the Spartan roster . . . born Nov. 16, 1996 . . . advertising management major.

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