Western Kentucky DB Jonathan Dowling leaving for the NFL

By on December 14, 2013

Western Kentucky safety Jonathan Dowling is leaving early for the NFL.

Western Kentucky defensive back Jonathan Dowling is leaving early to enter the NFL Draft. (Photo: AP)Dowling, a redshirt junior, announced the decision via Twitter on Friday.

He totaled 67 tackles, three interceptions, and forced six fumbles during his redshirt junior campaign.

A four-star recruit from Bradenton (Fla.) Southeast, Dowling originally signed with Florida in the 2010 class but was released from the team less than a year later by Urban Meyer.

He sat out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules before becoming one of WKU’s top defensive playmakers as a redshirt sophomore.

Dowling led the Hilltoppers with six interceptions and totaled 68 tackles in an all-Sun Belt Conference 2012 season.

Photo: AP

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