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Ras-I Dowling

Ras-I Dowling
No. 36     Oakland Raiders
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-09) May 9, 1988
Place of birth: Chesapeake, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Debuted in 2011 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 10
Sacks 0.0
Stats at

Ras-I Luis Dowling (; born May 9, 1988) is an American football cornerback who is currently a member of the Oakland Raiders. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Virginia.


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • Pre-draft 3.1
    • New England Patriots 3.2
    • New York Jets 3.3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Dowling was born in Chesapeake, Virginia. He attended Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, where he played defensive back, wide receiver and some quarterback. As a senior he recorded 60 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back. As a receiver he had 14 receptions for 255 yards and four touchdowns.

College career

Dowling attended the University of Virginia. As a freshman in 2007, Dowling played in 12 games recording 44 tackles and two interceptions. As a sophomore in 2008 he started nine of 11 games. He finished the season with 43 tackles and a team leading three interceptions. In 2009 Ras-I Dowling was voted All-ACC second team. He was also awarded ACC Defensive Player of the week vs. Indiana with nine tackles and the first sack of his career. He ended the season with three interceptions. Dowling was voted 2010 Pre-season All-ACC selection and second team All-American for the first time in his career.

Professional career


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1 3/8 in 198 lb 4.40 s 1.47 s 2.53 s N/A in 19 reps N/A
All values from NFL Draft Scout[2]

New England Patriots

Dowling was selected with the first pick of the second round (33rd overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Dowling played 2 games for the Patriots in the 2011 season before injuring his hip in Week 2 against San Diego. On October 29, 2011 the Patriots placed him on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season.[3]

On October 26, 2012, Dowling was placed on injured reserve with a torn thigh muscle, ending his 2012 season.[4] On August 28, 2013, the Patriots released Dowling as part of their roster cutdown to 75 players.

New York Jets

The New York Jets signed Dowling to the practice squad on October 23, 2013.[5] He was released on August 24, 2014.[6]


  1. ^ Yates, Field. "Patriots waive Ras-I Dowling". ESPN Boston. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ras-I Dowling, DS #6 CB, Virginia". 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
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  5. ^ Wilson, Aaron (23 October 2013). "Jets sign Ras-I Dowling". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Lange, Randy (August 24, 2014). "Jets Release 6 to Get to 75 Players". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 24, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 

External links

  • Official Website
  • Virginia Cavaliers bio
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