Date of Birth: 05/25/1994
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 325 lbs
Pro Experience: Rookie
College: University of Central Florida
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York
McDowdell signed with the Jacksonville Sharks February 28, 2018 for his first season in arena football. (Jacksonville: 2018 - Present)
McDowdell finished his college career at the University of Central Florida. McDowdell finished his college career with 36 tackles and four tackles for a loss. Prior to playing at UCF, McDowdell played for Nassau Community College. During his freshman year McDowdell recorded 17 tackles and earned a spot on the 2012 Northeast Football All-Conference Second Team Defense. McDowdell finished his sophmore year with 23 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble. His performance on defense helped his team finish the season with a 9-2 record and earn a spot on the 2013 Northeast Football All-Conference First Team Defense.
McDowdell is a native of Mount Vernon, New York and played high school football at Mount Vernon High School. While at Mount Vernon High School, Mcdowdell was selected as a Class AA All-selection performer during his junior and senior years and earned a spot on the All-State First team his senior year.