Garrald McDowell

Garrald  McDowell

Covington, La.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 264




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2017: Appeared in six games ... Tallied six tackles and two TFLs ... Made his 2017 debut at No. 12 Auburn (10/7/17), where he recorded one TFL ... Had two tackles in the win over Vandy (10/14/17) ... Made one tackle in the win at Kentucky (11/4/17), a sack for a loss of four yards ... Had two stops in the win over Louisiana (11/11/17)

2016: Played in 11 games as a backup DE and on special teams ... Totaled 16 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble on the year ... Earned second letter ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Made four tackles (two solo), including 0.5 TFL ... vs. #11 Georgia (9/24/16): Mae four tackles (two solo) with his first career sack, forced fumble and QB hurry ... vs. Memphis (10/1/16): Posted a solo stop and a QB hurry ... at #22 Arkansas (10/15/16): Made three tackles (two solo) ... vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/16): Posted one tackle ... at #8 Texas A&M (11/12/16): Made two tackles (one solo) ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Posted one tackle.

2015: Played in nine games as a reserve D-lineman and on special teams ... Totaled 11 tackles and a QB hurry on the year ... Earned first letter ... vs. UT Martin (9/5/15): Made his college debut and collected three tackles ... vs. Fresno State (9/12/15): Made three stops (one solo) ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): Posted three tackles (two solo) and a QB hurry ... vs. #15 LSU (11/21/15): Made one solo tackle ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Posted one solo stop.

Did not see action and was redshirted ... Member of the 2014 signing class.

HIGH SCHOOL: An Under Armour All-America selection ... Made two tackles and a half sack in the Under Armour All-America game ... A consensus 4-star prospect by all the major recruiting services ... Ranked the No. 111 recruit in the nation by ESPN.com and also a member of the Rivals250 ... Listed as the nation’s No. 8 defensive tackle by ESPN.com and No. 17 by Rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 12 strongside defensive end by 247Sports.com ... ESPN.com rates him as the 11th-best prospect in Louisiana ... A first team Class 5A All-State selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and a two-time All-Metro pick by The Times-Picayune ... Listed No. 15 on The Times-Picayune Nifty 50 ... Named the District 6-5A Defensive MVP as a senior after recording 128 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, nine sacks, six pass breakups, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... Also rushed 24 times for 94 yards and eight touchdowns along with a TD reception ... Helped Covington to the Class 5A state semifinals for the first time since 1987 ... Registered 84 tackles, 18 TFLs and 10.5 sacks as a junior ... Coached in high school by Greg Salter.

Son of Vanessa McDowell and Willie Smith ... Full name is Garrald Darrell McDowell ... Born: Nov. 18, 1994 ... Majoring in general studies (minors in education, legal studies, recreation administration).





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