2018 NFL Draft

Marcus Dowtin, ILB

School: North Alabama  |  Conference: GSC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 230 lbs.
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09/06/2011 - SEPT 5 GULF SOUTH DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: North Alabama linebacker Marcus Dowtin (SR, 6-2, 226, Upper Marlboro, MD) is the Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending September 3rd. Dowtin takes home his first-ever accolade after spearheading UNA's defense in a 31-10, Thursday-night home win over Central Oklahoma. The senior posted a team-high nine tackles, including two solo stops. The Upper Marlboro, MS native also had a hand in two turnovers, forcing one fumble and intercepting a pass which he returned for 23 yards. His return setup a field goal which extended North Alabama's lead to 17-3 early in the third quarter. - Gulf South football

06/26/2011 - The calendar and the high temperatures prove that it is summer, but it sure feels like Christmas time to North Alabama defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro. The second-year coach already had a good core of players returning from one of the nation's top defenses in 2010. But in just a few days the talent level and depth of the defense has improved dramatically. Former Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins officially transferred to UNA on Wednesday. On Friday, the Lions added former Georgia linebacker Marcus Dowtin. The Lions had already added several other transfers, including former North Carolina State cornerback DeAndre Morgan and linebacker Nick Williams, a former teammate of Dowtin's at Georgia. Pecoraro and the rest of the defensive staff's biggest problem appears to be finding playing time for so many talented players. "It's an extremely good problem to have," Pecoraro said. "We're very blessed to have added some talented players to a defense that we already felt really good about. There is no doubt that having better players makes you a better coach." UNA returns four starters from the 2010 defense that led the Gulf South Conference in scoring defense (14.7 ppg.), pass defense (169.5 ypg.), total defense (285.8 ypg.) and turnovers forced (41). - Jeff McIntyre, The Times Daily

01/11/2011 - Well, scratch Marcus Dowtin from next year's plan for the Georgia football team. Dowtin, a junior inside linebacker, has been granted an unconditional release by UGA to transfer to another school. That's according to UGA associate athletics director Claude Felton, who said he didn't have any information on where Dowtin might be going. An attempt to reach Dowtin by phone was unsuccessful. It's also unclear if Dowtin is leaving on his own or with a push from the staff. Last week it came to light that he had been charged last summer with second-degree assault in his native Maryland. Dowtin was never formally arrested, and the charge was resolved on Dec. 21. But Richt only learned of the incident last week. Asked about Dowtin last Wednesday, Richt answered: "We'll talk about Marcus in a couple days." Dowtin played in 11 games this past season, starting twice, and finished as the team's fourth-leading tackler, behind Akeem Dent, Bacarri Rambo and Justin Houston. - Seth Emerson, The State

01/04/2011 - University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt has not yet decided whether to suspend a football player after learning he was charged with assault last year. Athletics spokesman Claude Felton said Monday that Richt is on a recruiting trip and hasn't had time to look at the case against 21-year-old Marcus Dowtin. Police records show Dowtin, a backup linebacker, was charged with second-degree assault in Ocean City, Md., in May. Multiple media outlets reported that it was over a bar fight where Dowtin knocked a man unconscious. Online court records show the case was resolved on Dec. 21 but no further details were available. Dowtin didn't play in the Liberty Bowl, but Felton said that was not related to the charge. Richt didn't learn of the incident until Monday. Dowtin could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press. - AP Sports