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