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Tanner Cowley
Tanner  Cowley


Manasquan, N.J.

High School:
Manasquan HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235



- 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.



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