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Tanner Cowley

225 lbs.
Manasquan, N.J.
Manasquan HS
High School
Tanner Cowley - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

– Appeared in all 14 of UVA’s games with 11 starts … in the season opener at Pitt he caught two passes for 27 yards … recorded one reception for six yards against William & Mary … made three catches for 21 yards in the win over Florida State … made one catch for 22 yards to set up UVA’s game-leading touchdown in the win over Old Dominion … made three catches for 34 yards at No. 10 Notre Dame … caught two passes at Miami for eight yards … caught one pass for 19 yards against Duke … caught one pass for 12 yards at Louisville … caught three passes for 53 yards and his first career touchdown at North Carolina … notched a key five-yard reception for a first down on a fake field goal in the first quarter that led to a touchdown against the Tar Heels … caught two passes for 23 yards in win over Georgia Tech … caught one pass for seven yards against Liberty … caught three passes for nine yards in the Commonwealth Cup win over Virginia Tech … caught two passes in the ACC Championship game against Clemson … caught three passes for 60 yards in the Orange Bowl against Florida. 2018 – Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with four starts … made first start of the season at Indiana and caught one pass for 15 yards … caught one pass for six yards against Louisville in the ACC opener … caught one pass for seven yards at Duke … caught one pass for 40 yards against Pitt. 2017 – Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with eight starts … made first collegiate start against Indiana … caught first collegiate pass for seven yards and a first down against Georgia Tech … made one catch for nine yards and a first down against Virginia Tech. 2016 – Appeared in eight of UVA’s 12 games … made collegiate debut against Richmond in the season opener … did not appear in the Central Michigan, Pitt, North Carolina and Louisville games. 2015 – Did not appear in any games … redshirted season.

Played outside linebacker and tight end at Manasquan High School for head coach Jay Price … rated a three-star recruit according to, and 247Sports … a two-star recruit by … All-Class A Central first-team … Coast Star Defensive Player of the Year … second-team All-Shore … first-team All-Zone … accumulated 82 tackles and 10 tackles for a loss in 2013 … broke up six passes and grabbed one interception … made 20 catches and six touchdowns while playing tight end … also plays baseball … son of Drew and Sandy Cowley … has two sisters, Shae and Jane … father, Drew, played football at Southern Connecticut from 1982-83 and at Rowan in 1985 … sister, Shae, currently plays women’s lacrosse at Duquesne … grandfather, Bill Cowley, Sr., played basketball and baseball at Georgetown in 1952 and at St. Johns from 1953-55 … uncle, Bill Cowley, Jr., played football at William Patterson in 1983 and baseball at Saint Leo from 1984-86 and with the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league organization from 1987-88 … on honor roll in 2012, 2013 and 2014 … volunteered with Restore the Shore to help cleanup after Hurricane Sandy … volunteered at the Manasquan Recreation Football Camp … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.