An in-state product who has served a role on special teams each of the last three seasons while seeing increased playing time on defense as a reserve... Will push for more playing time during his senior campaign.
2013 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Played in all 13 games... Recorded three tackles, including 2.5 for loss and an eight-yard sack at Texas Tech... Also had a TFL against UMass and a half TFL against Kansas.
2012: Played in seven games, mainly on special teams... Was the up-man on kickoff returns, gaining 19 yards on two returns.
2011: Appeared in the first eight games of the season as a reserve defensive end and also some on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star rated prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com, and the 10th-best player in the state of Kansas by Rivals... Ranked as the 46th-best weakside defensive end prospect in the nation by Rivals... Named to PrepStar's All-Region team... Played tight end and middle linebacker at Dodge City... Earned 2009 All-6A honors from the Wichita Eagle, Topeka Capital-Journal and the Kansas Football Coaches Association... Also an honorable mention all-state selection at tight end... Was named First Team All-Western Athletic Conference at linebacker as a senior... Led Dodge City to a 9-3 record and a berth in the second round of the 6A playoffs in 2009... Coached by Justin Burke... Also played baseball for the Red Demons.
PERSONAL: Laton Casper Dowling was born June 26, 1991... Son of Kelly and Roxanne Dowling... Majoring in secondary education.