NFL running back Rico Sharod Dowdle Jr. currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys. Rico Sharod Dowdle Jr. is his full name; he was born on June 14, 1998.
His college football career was in South Carolina. Dowdle committed to playing football for the University of South Carolina as a three-star prospect after graduating from high school.
He was promoted from running back to quarterback his senior year, and the team went on to go 11-2 overall and 6-0 in league play under his direction.
He was credited with 247 rushes for 2,545 yards and 51 rushing touchdowns. In Western North Carolina, his 63 total touchdowns in a season are still the highest ever recorded for a single season.
Dowdle started as the Gators’ primary back for two consecutive years (his junior and senior campaigns) at the University of Florida.
His sports hernia injury from summer surgery kept him out of action for the first four games of his freshman year.
Six of the team’s running touchdowns were scored by him, and he led the team in rushing yards and yards per carry (5.7) with 764 gains on 133 carries.
To top it all off, he scored a receiving touchdown and caught 15 passes for 55 yards. Dowdle played in 39 games during his collegiate career, and he ended up carrying for 2,167 yards and scoring 16 touchdowns.
This puts him in the top 15 on the school’s all-time rushing chart.
What Is Rico’s Dowdle Jersey Number?
As a member of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, he is assigned the number 34 jersey to wear.
What Is Rico Dowdle’s Position?
Rico Sharod Dowdle Jr. is a running back for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. Running backs are primarily responsible for taking handoffs from the quarterback, lining up in the receiving position, and blocking for their teammates.