As A Sophomore In 2013: Redshirted the 2013 season.
As A Freshman At WENU In 2012: Played his true freshman season at Western New England University.
Before UMass: A three-year letter winner for head coach Chris Eckert at Cromwell High School ... Helped the Panthers win the Connecticut State Championship in 2008 and finish as runner-up in 2011 ... Won a pair of conference championships ... Had a four-year win total of 37-10 ... As a senior in 2011, was a Second Team All-Connecticut selection on the defensive line, was named to the Hartford Courant All-State Honorable Mention Team, and was a First Team all-conference pick ... Named the team's Lineman of the Year after posting 105 total tackles with 59 tackles for loss and 14 sacks ... Also had 16 quarterback hurries and one interception ... Was also a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams where he threw the discus and shot put.
Personal: Full name is Michael George Dowe, Jr. ... Son of Joycelyn Down ... Has two siblings: Aldon and Carol ... Born July 2, 1994 in Hartford, Conn. ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
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