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    Ricky Fowler


    Columbus, Ga.,

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 303

    Offensive Guard

    In 2003: Suffered a subluxed kneecap and ACL sprain late in the Connecticut game, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on October 12 .... Missed the Clemson game due to the injury and played only sparingly (five snaps) at Duke ... Tallied a career-high six knockdown blocks in the win over North Carolina ... Missed the bowl game with a knee injury and had another knee surgery during the offseason ... Moved from the defensive line to the offensive line last season while redshirting.

    In 2002: Redshirted the season at offensive guard.

    In 2001: Moved from the defensive line to the offensive line during the 2001 preseason, he saw action versus Indiana at OL ... Moved back to the defensive line the week before the UNC contest ... Saw action at defensive tackle in the last 10 games of the season, including the bowl game, he was in for a high of 34 snaps at Georgia Tech, where he tallied a season-high six tackles, including a sack ... Tied for fourth on the squad in the bench press with a 430-pound lift ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for each of the past two years.

    In 2000: Emerged late in the season to take over as the starter at defensive tackle... Made 12 appearances and three starts (including the bowl game) ... Started against Minnesota in the Bowl, recording three tackles, one tackle for loss and forced a fumble. Prep: A first-team all-state performer for Coach Oliver Davis, he played on the offensive and defensive line ... Rated the 15th- best defensive lineman in the nation by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming ? Also named to the CNN all-region squad and the All-BiCity team ... A four-year letterwinner, he played mainly on offense as a senior after breaking his hand in the first game of the season, he wore a cast through the remainder of the campaign ... Tallied 35 tackles as a senior ... Also a four-year letterwinner in wrestling as a heavyweight, he has lost only 11 matches in his high school career while winning 107 contests ... Finished third in the state as a sophomore and junior ... Also threw the discus and shot put, he went to the state track and field championships as a senior ... Majoring in sports management ... Born 7/26/81.

    Fowler Career Stats

    Year ?GP-GS ?Ply ?Ht ?Ast ?Tot ?TFL-Yd ?Sk-Yd ?QP ?KD
    2000 ?11-2 ?264 ?9 ?11 ?20 ?3-23 ?0-0 ?1 ?0
    2001 ?10-0 ?182 ?9 ?5 ?14 ?5-10 ?2-4 ?2 ?0
    2002 ?1-0 ?25 ?0 ?0 ?0 ?0-0 ?0-0 ?0 ?0
    2003 ?11-9 ?691 ?0 ?0 ?0 ?0-0 ?0-0 ?0 ?30
    Totals ?33-11 ?1162 ?18 ?16 ?34 ?8-33 ?2-4 ?3 ?30

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