Three-year letterwinner for Eagles as placekicker and punter... Named All-Region and 3A All-State by Associated Press sportswriters as senior after converting five of six field goal attempts, all 14 extra point attempts, and punting for a 38-yard average... 90% of kickoffs resulted in touchbacks... Booted 31-yard field goal for South Carolina squad in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas postseason all-star game... Ranked among nation's top kicking prospects by several services... Earned one letter in soccer... National Honor Society recipient... Selected to Greer Touchdown Club's all-area academic squad as junior.
Ryan Christopher Fowler... Son of John and Jeannie Fowler... Born on April 17, 1990... An only child... Dad is a systems analyst for United Health Care; mom is Merrill Lynch sales associate... Born and raised in Greenville metro area... Serves as soccer referee during summers... Participates in Big Brothers-Big Sisters program mentoring youth in hometown... An accomplished pianist and avid singer who participated in Eastside's men's choral ensemble for three years... Earned second-degree black belt in Taekwondo... Hopes to eventually enter sports medicine.
EASTSIDE HEAD COACH JAY FELTZ
"Ryan has all the tools to be very successful as a kicker at Vanderbilt.
"Ryan is one of those kind of guys who is going to work at being the best he can be. He has excellent work ethic, a guy who will kick for hours on in trying to get better. He has the abilities as a placekicker and punter at the next level.
"Ryan has excellent accuracy and a very live leg, and he's going to get nothing but stronger. He has plenty of strength now...he can back up five yards and still knock in the end zone. He did an excellent job for us punting the ball, and really improved in that area during the two years I have coached at Eastside."