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Damon Dowdell
Damon Dowdell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Henry Ford

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 222

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
08/17/1983

Experience:
3L


Expected to battle Drew Stanton for the starting nod at quarterback...completed 25-of-44 passes (.568) for 283 yards and two touchdowns in four spring scrimmages...fired a 19-yard TD strike to Eric Knott in the April 19 scrimmage...hit nine-of-14 throws for 108 yards in the April 5 scrimmage while directing three long scoring drives...threw a 27-yard scoring pass to Ziehl Kavanaght in the March 29 scrimmage...already ranks among MSU's all-time leaders in completion percentage (10th at .538)...has three career 200-yard passing games...AS A SOPHOMORE: Won the Danziger Award as the team's outstanding Detroit-area player...appeared in nine games at quarterback in 2002 and played a career-high 146.5 minutes...started the last five games (vs. Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Purdue and Penn State) as Jeff Smoker began serving his indefinite suspension...completed 92-of-165 throws (.558) for 1,097 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions...in his five starting assignments, he connected on 82-of-144 passes (.569) for 989 yards (197.8 per game), eight TDs and three INTs...ranked among the Big Ten (No. 7) and NCAA (No. 44) leaders in passing efficiency with his 126.8 rating...threw for 193 yards (18-29) vs. Penn State in the season finale...posted back-to-back 200-yard passing games vs. Indiana and Purdue...threw for a season-high 253 yards (18-32) vs. Purdue, including TD strikes of 16 and 65 yards to Charles Rogers...hit 17-of-25 throws (.680) for 203 yards and four scores to lead the Spartans to a 56-21 road victory over Indiana, snapping a four-game losing streak...his four TD passes against the Hoosiers tied MSU's single-game record...completed TD tosses of 1 yard to Knott, 36 and 21 yards to Rogers and 3 yards to Jason Randall...accounted for a total of five TDs vs. Indiana, scrambling 8 yards for a score midway through the first quarter...earned Spartan Offensive Player of the Week honors twice, vs. Indiana and Wisconsin...had two TD passes vs. Wisconsin, including scoring tosses of 7 yards to BJ Lovett and 26 yards to Rogers...also rushed for a career-high 47 yards on 11 attempts vs. Wisconsin...played a career-high 27 minutes vs. Penn State...AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in five games at quarterback in 2001 and played 49 minutes...completed 27-of-56 passes (.482) for 362 yards and two touchdowns...also rushed for 26 yards (18 carries) and three scores...connected on three-of-10 throws for 58 yards in the regular-season finale vs. Missouri, including a 27-yard TD toss to Charles Rogers in the fourth quarter...scored on a 1-yard keeper around right end in the second quarter vs. Penn State...made his first collegiate start vs. Purdue with Smoker sidelined with a sprained left shoulder...completed 24-of-45 throws for 304 yards vs. Purdue, including a 7-yard TD strike to Rogers in the third quarter...capped off a 10-play, 91-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run vs. Purdue in the fourth quarter...his first career snap from center resulted in a touchdown, a 3-yard run around right end vs. Northwestern in the second quarter...2000 SEASON: Redshirted...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American...rated among the Midwest's top quarterbacks (No. 5) by PrepStar...ranked among the state's top players by The Detroit News (No. 9), Lansing State Journal (No. 18) and Detroit Free Press (No. 21)...all-metro selection by both The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press...completed 112-of-199 passes (.563) for 2,001 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, with only three interceptions...rushed for 617 yards (9.1 avg.) and nine TDs while helping Henry Ford High School in Detroit win the Public School League title in 1999...threw for 1,793 yards and 22 TDs as a junior...added 580 yards rushing and scored six times in '98...rewrote the school record book in only two seasons as the starting quarterback for Coach Mike Marshall...set career passing marks for completions (230), attempts (405), yards (3,840) and TDs (45)...sacked only five times in two years...son of Josephine Hale...born Aug. 17, 1983...majoring in criminal justice.

Dowdell's Statistics
Passing	G/GS   Att.  Comp.  Int.  Pct.	Yds.   TD   LG
2001	5/1     56    27    2	  .482	 362    2   27
2002	9/5    165    92    4     .558  1097   10   65
Career	14/6   221   119    6     .538	1459   12   65

Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2001 18 26 1.4 3 15 2002 41 -20 -0.5 1 19 Career 59 6 0.1 4 19

Dowdell's Career Highs Pass Attempts: 45, vs. Purdue (2001) Pass Completions: 24, vs. Purdue (2001) Passing Yards: 304, vs. Purdue (2001) Passing TDs: 4, Indiana (2002) Interceptions: 2, twice (last vs. Purdue, 2002) Carries: 11, vs. Wisconsin (2002) Rushing Yards: 47, vs. Wisconsin (2002)

Dowdell's Game-By-Game Statistics 2001 Passing Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yds. TD Central Michigan DNP Notre Dame DNP Northwestern 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Iowa DNP Minnesota 1 0 0 .000 0 0 Wisconsin DNP Michigan DNP Indiana DNP Purdue 45 24 2 .533 304 1 Penn State 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Missouri 10 3 0 .300 58 1 Fresno State DNP Totals 56 27 2 .482 362 2

2002 Passing Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yds. TD Eastern Michigan 1 1 0 1.000 24 1 Rice DNP California 5 4 0 .800 59 1 Notre Dame DNP Northwestern 2 0 0 .000 0 0 Iowa 13 5 1 .385 25 0 Minnesota DNP Wisconsin 24 14 1 .583 162 2 Michigan 34 15 0 .441 178 0 Indiana 25 17 2 .562 253 2 Penn State 29 18 0 .621 193 0 Totals 165 92 4 .558 1097 10