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Doni Dowling

215 lbs.
Richmond, Va.
Varina HS
High School
Doni Dowling - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

Finished career No. 16 all-time at UVA with 1,413 career receiving yards and No. 12 all-time at UVA with 118 career receptions.

– Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

– Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with two starts … teamed up with Olamide Zaccheaus and Andre Levrone to become the first UVA receiving trio to each record at least 600 receiving yards in the same season … caught six passes for 76 yards in a season-opening win against William & Mary, including his second career hurdle of a defender … caught five passes for 24 yards against Indiana … caught six passes for a career-high 136 yards against UConn … against the Huskies he became the 38th player in school history to reach 1,000-career receiving yards … teamed up with Olamide Zaccheaus (122) and Andre Levrone (127) as the only trio in UVA history to each have at least 100 yards receiving in the same game … also had one touchdown against UConn … caught two passes for 39 yards and one touchdown in road win at Boise State … scored on a 27-yard strike in the second quarter … caught five passes for 52 yards and two scores against Duke … caught five passes for 62 yards in a road win at North Carolina … caught one pass against Boston College … caught two passes for 46 yards at Pitt, becoming the 22nd player in program history with at least 100 career receptions … caught four passes for 67 yards and one touchdown against Georgia Tech … his 28-yard touchdown catch in the end zone in the third quarter helped tie the game with Georgia Tech, 28-28, elminating a 15-point deficit … caught three passes for 38 yards at Louisville … led UVA with seven catches for 70 yards at No. 2 Miami … made two catches for 18 yards against Virginia Tech … made two catches for 15 yards against Navy in the Military Bowl. 2016 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with 10 starts … did not start against North Carolina or at Virginia Tech, but appeared at wide receiver … led UVA with 626 receiving yards … finished the year No. 3 on the team with 50 receptions … finished the season No. 2 on the team with four receiving touchdowns … caught four passes for 53 yards and his first collegiate touchdown against Richmond in the season opener … recorded four receptions for 54 yards at then-No. 24 Oregon … caught three passes for 51 yards at UConn, including a crucial 32-yard gain on the first play of UVA’s final drive … the catch brought the Cavaliers into UConn territory with 1:33 and counting left in the game … caught five passes for 98 yards against Central Michigan … caught two passes for 21 yards in ACC opener at Duke … caught three passes for 32 yards against Pitt with a long of 22 yards … did not make any catches against then-No. 22 North Carolina, but was targeted four times … led UVA with five catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns against then-No. 5 Louisville … had a long reception of 42 yards where he had a “highlight reel” hurdle of Louisville defensive back Zykiesis Cannon … led UVA with eight catches for 76 yards and a one-handed touchdown catch at Wake Forest … caught four passes for 77 yards against Miami … set a career high with nine catches at Georgia Tech … also had a team-high 68 receiving yards against the Yellow Jackets … caught three passes for 26 yards at Virginia Tech. 2015 – Appeared in eight of UVA’s 12 games with one start … made his season debut in game No. 5 at Pitt after missing the first four games due to a torn ACL sustained in January … caught one pass in eight-point win over Duke … also saw time on special teams … made eight tackles on special teams … named co-special teams player of the week by the UVA coaches for the Louisville game. 2014 – Appeared in all 12 games with one start … made first collegiate start against Miami … one of four true freshmen to appear for the Cavaliers … one of two UVA true freshmen (Quin Blanding) to make collegiate debut vs. No. 7 UCLA … finished his rookie campaign with 17 catches for 141 yards … set a UVa true freshmen debut record against the Bruins with five receptions … caught two passes against Richmond … made two receptions against No. 21 Louisville … caught four passes for 36 yards at No. 21 BYU … snatched one reception against Pitt … caught one pass for 12 yards at Duke … caught one pass for 15 yards against North Carolina … caught one pass for 13 yards at No. 2 Florida State.

Played wide receiver and cornerback at Varina High School for head coach Stu Brown … rated a three-star recruit according to and … a two-star recruit according to and … helped lead the Blue Devils to an 8-3 record and a second-round appearance in the VHSL Division VII playoffs … caught 49 balls for 600 yards and nine touchdowns … intercepted six passes as a cornerback … five of his touchdowns were of 82 yards or more … scored touchdowns five different ways: rushing, receiving, interception return, punt return and after a blocked punt … Capital District Offensive Player of the Year … earned all-district first team honors at wide receiver, defensive back and utility and punter … all-district honors at wide receiver and defensive back were unanimous selections … also played basketball, soccer and track & field … participated in the long jump, 4x100m relay, 4x100m relay and 200 meters … has an affinity for art … regularly attends art museums … played high school football with current UVA cornerback, Tim Harris and current Baltimore Ravens cornerback, Maurice Canady.