Spring 2013 Dowling enrolled in Vanderbilt classes in January... Participated in spring drills as prospective offensive lineman... He did not see action as a true freshman offensive lineman.
High School Team captain as junior and senior... Two-year starting offensive lineman at Fallbrook Union... As senior, earned All-CIF First Team OL recognition and all-conference status and team's MVP OL award... Participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl after senior campaign... Played varsity as ninth grader at North Kingstown (R.I.) H.S.
Personal Sean M. Dowling... Son of Christopher and Karen Dowling... Born March 31, 1995 near Washington DC... Has a younger brother, Collin... Dad holds rank of colonel in U.S. Marine Corps; mom is an attorney and retired from active duty in the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel... Maternal grandfather also retired as a Marine Corps officer... Two cousins play college football: Brock Dowling (Tulsa) and Wesley Meng (Oregon State)... Involved in church activities in hometown.