Greensboro, NC – Virginia junior cornerback Ras-I Dowling (Chesapeake, Va.) has been named to the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team. The team was voted on by media attending the ACC’s annual Kickoff event in Greensboro.
Dowling earned All-ACC honors last season after leading the Cavaliers with three interceptions and 11 pass breakups. He appeared in 11 games, starting nine times, and finished with 43 tackles. He ranked third in the ACC in pass defenses (pass break ups and interceptions) with 14. He was 11th in the nation in that category.
Dowling enters senior junior season with five career interceptions and 87 total tackles. He has 25 career pass defenses.
Dowling was one of 17 players, who earned first or second-team or honorable mention All-ACC honors in 2008, chosen for the 2009 pre-season team.
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