West Virginia offensive lineman Rob Dowdy has been fighting for playing time over the past year as a redshirt freshman and his hard work is paying off.
Dowdy has since been dealing with a back injury and is in the process of recovering , but he is not letting that stop him from being an impact in the Morgantown community.
Recently, Dowdy was recognized as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and has the opportunity to be named a member to the team come this September.
Some of Dowdy’s outstanding work include:
- Volunteering countless hours at the Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House of Morgantown
- Delivering food to the Bentley House homeless shelter over 30 times and visiting WVU’s Children’s Hospital
- Motivational speaking at local high schools and middle schools on how to overcome difficult life situations
From the 146 nominees, a final roster of 22 award recipients – comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA – will be unveiled next month. College football fans are encouraged to follow along and join in on the conversation by searching and using #GoodWorksTeam.
The Mountaineers coaching staff has to be absolutely thrilled to have a young student-athlete like Rob Dowdy in the program who can be a role model to not only newcomers of the team, but to the youth of the greater Morgantown area. This is a guy we can all pull for on and off the field. Best of luck to Rob when the announcement of the team members release next month!
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