Rob Dowdy

#89 Rob Dowdy

OL | r-So. | 6-4 | 299 | Westerville, Ohio | Westerville South HS

2015 (Freshman)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Played for coach Rocky Pentello at Westerville High
  • Associated Press All-State Division I First Team
  • Selected to play in the U.S. Marines Corps Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
  • 2014 All-Central District First Team
  • 2014 Ohio Capital Conference – Cardinal All-Conference First Team selection
  • Helped lead Westerville South to a 6-4 record
  • Three-star rating by ESPN, Rivals, Scout.com, 247Sports … PrepStar All-Midwest Region
  • No. 11 Ohio recruit in VarsityPreps Top 50
  • No. 23 in the state of Ohio, No. 47 offensive guard nationally and No. 57 overall in the region by ESPN
  • No. 12 nationally offensive guard list, No. 26 on the Ohio Top 60 list and No. 58 nationally on the offensive tackles list by Rivals
  • No. 27 in the state of Ohio and No. 38 overall offensive guards nationally by 247Sports
  • No. 69 offensive line and defensive line nationally by Scout.com


  • Birthday is November 27
  • Son of Les Dowdy and Crystal Posey
  • One of eight children
  • Majoring in political science

Football Giving Back to the Community

By Mike Montoro | July 24, 2015

WVU’s John Antonik wrote in his blog earlier this week when describing football Defensive Coordinator Tony Gibson’s gift to his hometown hospital - “Some people give with their head and some people give with their heart. West Virginia University defensive coordinator Tony Gibson recently did both.”