Data Scout Notes: 2013: 3rdC/3rdM...2013 TSX Preseason Breakout Star...2012: NA...#39RSoRB/2011: NA
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Draft Scout Roderick McDowell News
05/07/14 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: CLEMSON: RB Roderick McDowell (5-9, 204, 4.70)...After waiting his turn behind Andre Ellington, McDowell stepped into the starting running back role in 2013, finishing with 1,025 rushing yards – easy to overlook due to the offensive firepower on the team. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/17/14 - Roderick McDowell's his same old upbeat self, whether he's a past or present Clemson running back. The ebullient optimist, McDowell doesn't much care if or when he's going to hear his name called during the 2014 NFL draft. All that matters is the here and now, which two nights ago was the College Football All-Star Bowl at Furman University along with former Clemson linebackers Spencer Shuey and Quandon Christian and long snapper Philip Fajgenbaum. Yeah, McDowell misses Clemson. He was there five years as a tailback. "It's like a second home to me," McDowell said. "But I know for a fact, when I left there, I learned some important (lessons) about not just football, but life after football and being a man. So I miss Clemson, but they prepared me for life after Clemson, and that's why I'm ready for it."
McDowell and Shuey, both third-team all-ACC selections by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, figure as outside shots to be drafted, perhaps latching on as a free agent or practice-squad player down the road. They were productive seniors - McDowell recorded a 1,000-yard season on the ground, and Shuey's 119 tackles were second on the squad - but they won't join five ex-teammates at the NFL Scouting Combine this coming weekend. "Getting an invite to the Combine, not getting an invite - at the end of the day, scouts gotta come to your school and you've got to put it on no matter what," McDowell said. "It's all about getting your opportunity, and March 6, when the scouts come to Clemson, we're gonna put on a show for them, do what we do." - Aaron Brenner, Charleston Post Courier
12/13/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): RB-Roderick McDowell, Sr.-R, Clemson (13)...Has been selected Third Team All-ACC for the 2013 college football season by the ACC Coaches. - Clemson football
12/04/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): RB Roderick McDowell, Clemson, 5-9, 195, Gr.-R, Sumter, S.C. (85)...McDowell ranks third in the ACC in rushing with 956 yards and has scored five touchdowns. His 5.4 yards per carry figure is fifth in the ACC. He averaged 101 rushing yards per game against top 25 teams this year, 15th best in the nation. - Clemson football
09/19/13 - Scouting the Clemson running game: Roderick "Hot Rod" McDowell remains the Tigers' starter and primary running threat, but several backs have had a big impact over Clemson's first two games. Backup Zac Brooks had a touchdown catch against Georgia, third-teamer D.J. Howard had a 19-yard scoring run and fourth-teamer C.J. Davidon led the team with 63 yards on the ground against S.C. State. McDowell suffered a concussion against S.C. State on Sept. 7, but he's been cleared to return to action, so expect the senior to carry the bulk of the load for a rushing attack that is averaging 190 yards per game behind a veteran offensive front. - The Sports Xchange