Career Summary: Transferred from the University of Kentucky in 2003...Redshirted in 2003 and did not see action in any games in 2004...Broke his finger prior to the start of the 2005 season and only played against Chattanooga and Akron...Finished his junior season having played 19 snaps.
Notable: Graduated in May 2007 with a degree in sport and leisure studies
2006 Highlights: Played in 11 games and started the Houston contest for Senior Day...Saw main action on special teams...Played on the offensive line against Chattanooga, East Carolina and Houston, logging 28 snaps in the three games.
2005: Broke his finger prior to the start of the season...Saw his only game action against Chattanooga and Akron because of the depth of the offensive line corps...Logged 12 offensive plays against the Mocs...Finished the year with seven plays in the Motor City Bowl.
2004: Worked as an offensive guard during the spring of 2004 and moved into the number two position at right guard...Did not see action in any games in 2004 as the offensive line was heavily made up of veterans.
2003: Came to the Tigers in the fall of 2003 as a transfer from the University of Kentucky after playing in the final five games of the 2002 at offensive guard for the Wildcats ... Spent the fall of 2003 working with the Memphis offensive line ... Served as a member of the offensive scout team and worked against the number one Tiger defense in practice ... Will have three years of eligibility remaining.
2002: Was one of just six freshman who earned playing time for Kentucky ... Saw action in five games, including wins over Texas-El Paso, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.
Prep: Was a second team all-state selection by The Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season ... Played for Horn Lake High School ... Worked as an offensive tackle as a senior ... Did not allow a quarterback sack as a senior ... Played both offensive and defensive tackle as a junior ... Was a first team all-region selection as a junior and senior ... Was rated as the number 22 prospect in the state of Mississippi as a senior according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Also lettered for one season as a member of the basketball team ... Played for coach David Wilkerson at Horn Lake High.
Personal: Son of Odell and Cynthia McGowan ... Born: 10/3/83.