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Ryan Fowler
LB #52
Height:
6-3
Weight:
250
College:
Duke
Experience:
6

Biography

6’3” • 250 lbs. • Born: 5.20.82 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 6/3 • RFA (Dallas) – 2007 • Duke

2008 GP/GS: 16/4 (Playoffs 0/0) • Career GP/GS: 62/21 (Playoffs 2/0) • Redington Shores, Fla.

PRO: Ryan Fowler is in his third season with the Titans after signing with the team as a restricted free agent from the Dallas Cowboys on March 20, 2007. Fowler is a sound, aggressive linebacker with good instincts that provides valuable starting-caliber depth at the middle linebacker position. In 2008, he saw action in all 16 games and started the first four contests at middle linebacker. The former Duke product collected 27 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Fowler also has the ability to be a major contributor on special teams. In 2006, he was an asset for the Cowboys special teams unit leading the team with a career-high 24 tackles. Fowler was originally signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2004.

6’3” • 250 lbs. • Born: 5.20.82 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 6/3 • RFA (Dallas) – 2007 • Duke

2008 GP/GS: 16/4 (Playoffs 0/0) • Career GP/GS: 62/21 (Playoffs 2/0) • Redington Shores, Fla.

PRO: Ryan Fowler is in his third season with the Titans after signing with the team as a restricted free agent from the Dallas Cowboys on March 20, 2007. Fowler is a sound, aggressive linebacker with good instincts that provides valuable starting-caliber depth at the middle linebacker position. In 2008, he saw action in all 16 games and started the first four contests at middle linebacker. The former Duke product collected 27 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Fowler also has the ability to be a major contributor on special teams. In 2006, he was an asset for the Cowboys special teams unit leading the team with a career-high 24 tackles. Fowler was originally signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2004.

TITANS TIDBITS:

• During the offseason, Fowler works on developing his company, Ryan Fowler and Associates, a capital placement venture dealing with investments ranging from real estate rehab projects to ownership of federal government-leased buildings.

• Since he was 12-years old, Fowler finds his mother before every sporting event that he participates in and they hold hands while saying a prayer. If his mother isn’t present, Fowler will position his body towards the direction in which his mother is located in another city.

• Fowler has another pre-game ritual. Before he falls asleep at the team hotel the night before every game, he reads a weekly letter written by his wife Stacy.

• Fowler was given his middle name Omead by his mother who is of Persian descent. His right arm bears a tattoo of Omead which means “hope” in Persian.

• Fowler reached one of his goals when the Cowboys signed him as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2004. However shortly after that Fowler suffered a lower back injury in off-season workouts that put his career in jeopardy. The linebacker was released by the Cowboys in May of 2004. Devastated by his release Fowler rehabbed his back while out of the NFL. Deemed healthy by the time training camp started, the rookie was re-signed by the Cowboys on Aug. 2, 2004.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2008 (16/4, 1/0 - Tennessee): In his second season with the Titans, saw action in all 16 games with four starts at middle linebacker and posted 27 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Saw significant action on special teams units and registered six tackles.

At Cincinnati (9/14), started at middle linebacker and recorded seven tackles, including two tackles for loss in the 24-7 road victory. Stonewalled Chris Perry for a three-yard loss on a rush off right tackle in the second quarter. Tackled Perry for a one-yard loss on a rush in the second quarter.

• Against Houston (9/21), started at middle linebacker and collected six tackles in the Titans’ 31-12 victory.

• Against Baltimore (1/10), saw limited action in a reserve role at linebacker and posted a tackle for loss. Exploded through the line and stuffed Le’Ron McClain for a two-yard loss on a rush off left guard in the fourth quarter.

2007 (14/14, 0/0 - Tennessee): Started the first 14 games of the season at middle linebacker before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 18, 2007. Registered a career-high 73 tackles, three tackles for loss, two passes defensed and two special teams tackles.

• At Jacksonville (9/9), played in his first game in a Titans’ uniform and collected three tackles.

• At New Orleans (9/24), posted seven tackles in a 31-14 victory on Monday Night Football. Collected a solo tackle on special teams coverage units.

• Against Jacksonville (11/11), tied a career high with nine tackles, including two tackles for loss and a pass defensed.

• At Cincinnati (11/25), registered eight tackles.

• Against Houston (12/2), recorded seven tackles in the Titans’ 28-20 victory.

• Against San Diego (12/9), registered five solo tackles, including a tackle for loss. Teamed with Albert Haynesworth to stuff LaDainian Tomlinson for a one-yard loss on the first play from scrimmage.

• At Kansas City (12/16), tallied three tackles before leaving the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury.

2006 (16/0, 1/0 – Dallas): Played in all 16 games and led Cowboys special teams unit with 24 tackles. In a reserve role on defense Fowler recorded three tackles with one tackle for a loss.

• At Tennessee (10/1), recorded two special teams tackles and recorded season-high two tackles at linebacker.

2005 (14/3 – Dallas): Played in 14 games with three starts at linebacker. Totaled a then career-high 16 tackles, four tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Also ranked second on team with 12 tackles on special teams. Was inactive two games (at San Francisco 9/25 and at Oakland 10/2) with strained left calf muscle.

• Against Denver (11/24), recorded first NFL start at middle linebacker for an injured Scott Shanle and posted two tackles. Also added one tackle on special teams.

• Against St. Louis (1/1), started at middle linebacker and led team with career-high nine tackles and two tackles for a loss.

2004 (2/0 – Dallas): As a rookie played in two contests primarily on special teams and totaled two tackles. Signed with Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on April 30 but was released month later. Re-signed with Dallas on Aug. 2 and was released on Sept. 5. Signed to Cowboys practice squad and spent first five weeks of season before being signed to active roster on Oct. 15. Was inactive for 10 games.

• Saw his first NFL action on special teams against Washington (12/26).

• In season finale at N.Y. Giants (1/2/05), led the team with two special teams tackles and a forced fumble.

COLLEGE:

• Two-time team captain, Fowler became second player in Duke history to lead team in tackles for three consecutive years. Finished career second on school’s career tackles for a loss list (47.5), third on the career tackles list (495) and sixth on career sacks list (12.5).

• As senior, earned second-team All-ACC honors and registered 136 tackles.

• As junior, earned honorable mention All-ACC and Academic All-ACC honors after leading Duke with career-high 145 tackles.

• As sophomore, led Blue Devils in tackles (127) and sacks (three) and tied for team lead in tackles for loss (seven).

• As freshman, earned Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and was named Duke’s Most Outstanding Linebacker as a true freshman after leading Blue Devils with 87 tackles. He also led team in tackles for a loss (13) and sacks (seven) - the fourth best single-season sack total in school history.

PERSONAL:

• Married to Stacy (2/05), couple splits time between Nashville and Seminole, Fla., with daughters, Macy (3) and Ella (1). The family has an English bulldog named Ruby and a blood hound lab mix named Frank.

• Three-year letterman at Seminole High School in Redington Shores, Fla., playing quarterback, running back and linebacker. As a senior, he captained a team that went 8-2 and made an appearance in the state playoffs.

• In high school was also the state of Florida champion in discus as a junior and senior for Seminole track and field team.

• Attended NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at Wharton School at Penn during 2006 off-season.

• In Dallas he participated in The Salvation Army Angel Tree program - donating Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in 2004 and 2005.

• List of favorites: (TV Show) “Family Guy”; (Movie) “Coming To America”; (Sports Heroes) Joe Montana and Jerry Rice; (Restaurant/Food) Pappas Brothers/Steak; (Vacation Getaway) Maui; (Car) Dodge Charger SRT8; (Musician) John Legend and (Actor) Kevin Spacey.

• Hobbies include fishing and playing with his daughters Macy and Ella.

• Born Ryan Omead Fowler on May 20, 1982 in Tampa, Fla.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 70 135 100 35 0 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2009 NYJ 8 3 0 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 16 29 20 9 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 TEN 14 54 40 14 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 DAL 16 24 21 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 DAL 14 24 18 6 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 DAL 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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