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Ryan  Fowler
RS Senior

Taylors, S.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175




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• 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2009 SEC All-Freshman team
• 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Fwler served as the Commodores' top reserve placekicker and punter as a fifth-year starter... Alternated PAT conversions during the season with All-Southeastern Conference recipient Carey Spear... Successful on 19-of-20 on PATs... Did not attempt a field goal or punt during season... Finished career with 165 points scored - 28-of-41 on field goals and 80-of-83 on PATs.

Fowler shared the 'Dore placekicking chores with Carey Spear... Concluded the season on a high note, making 35-yard field goal vs. Cincinnati in AutoZone Liberty Bowl and converting from 33 and 30 yards in win at Wake Forest... Ended season scoring 40 points, converting four of seven field goal attempts and all 18 extra point tries... Inserted into kicking role at midseason, Fowler made a 32-yard field goal in win over Kentucky... Also had three punts for 30.7-yard average... Also participated in one of top plays of year, completing a 35-yard 4th down pass to snapper Andrew East.

Fowler saw less opportunities as second-year starting placekicker... Concluded season with 47 points scored... Converted on eight of 13 field goals (61.5 percent), making eight of nine from within 35 yards... Failed on all four attempts beyond 35 yards... Attempted just one FG (conversion from 22 yards) in midseason seven-game stretch...Also converted on 23 of 24 extra point attempts.

Selected as placekicker to SEC All-Freshman squad by every poll, including coaches, Sporting News, Phil Steele's and Rivals.com... Despite a slow start, Fowler came back to produce one of the finest seasons ever by a Commodore kicker during first year in role... Concluded season by converting 16 of 21 field goal attempts and all 20 extra point tries... Finished with 68 points scored, team's fifth highest total ever by kicker... Matched 25-year-old team record with 16 field goals... Became arguably SEC's most accurate kicker in last seven weeks of season, making 11 of last 12 field goal attempts... Was 7-of-7 from beyond 30 yards during that span... Hit field goals of 42 and 47 yards against Kentucky... Kicked three field goals against Rice and Tennessee... Made 41-yard field goal in closing seconds to send Army game into overtime... Earned or shared Specialist of the Week honors after kicking performances against Rice, Army, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Fowler sat out his first year on campus as a redshirt, though he saw promise as a placekicker in fall practices.

High School
Three-year letter winner as kicker/punter... Named 3A All-State by sportswriters as senior after converting five of six FG attempts, all 14 PAT attempts, and punting for 38-yard average... 90 percent of kickoffs resulted in touchbacks... Booted 31-yard FG for South Carolina squad in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game... Earned one letter in soccer... National Honor Society recipient.

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... Participates in Big Brothers-Big Sisters program... An accomplished pianist and singer, and second-degree black belt in Taekwondo... Finished degree in Human & Organizational Development from Peabody College in December 2012.

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