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The Dudes Strike Back 2016: Better Get To Know #74 Jimmy Lowery

Lowery is expected to move in and start at tackle

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Jimmy Lowery

Position: Offensive Tackle

Number: #74

Year: Graduate

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 290 lbs.

Hometown: Burr Ridge, Ill

High School: Lombard Montini (Eastern Illinois Transfer)

2013 Stats: Started all 14 games at right tackle and was named a 1st Team All-American by Phil Steele.

2014 Stats: Started the first five games at right tackle before suffering a season-ending injury.

2015 Stats: Started all 12 games at left tackle for Eastern Illinois and was 2nd Team All-Ohio Valley. Lowery did not allow a sack in the final 8 games of the year.

2016 Projections: Lowery is expected to move in and start at tackle. College football guru Phil Steele has some high expectations for Lowery as he has him slotted on his 4th Team All-ACC Team. Lowery was not here for spring practice so there is still a lot of unknown about Lowery right now, especially if he will start on the left or right side. He will have to get a few practices under his belts before anything is set in stone on which side of the line that he’ll play on.

How'd He Get Here: Lowery spent the last four years at Eastern Illinois and had a 5th year of eligibility remaining. The offensive tackle decided to challenge himself in the ACC for his last year of eligibility.

Twitter Feed: You can follow Jimmy on Twitter @jlowe_9

Tweetable: Lowery’s tweets are protected.

Uniform History: A number of different linemen have worn the #74 jersey over the years. Most recently it was offensive tackle Dave Bowen. Doug Brzezinski wore the #74 jersey from 1995-98, captaining the Eagles during his senior season. A third round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1999 NFL Draft, Brzezinski would play six seasons professionally with the Eagles and Carolina Panthers. The #74 was also worn by another NFL Draft pick, OT Anthony Castanzo, from 2007-10. The Colts first-round draft pick begins his sixth season with Indianapolis in 2016.


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