24 - Sam McCowan|
|Previous School:||Oxnard HS|
2011 Season: Extended his playing streak to 33 consecutive games after playing in all 11…started a pair of games at running back and also played on special teams…carried the ball 53 times for 307 yards and a touchdown…also caught seven passes for 54 yards and a score…scored on a 42-yard touchdown run against Montana…highest yardage total of the year came against Eastern Washington where he rushed for 80 yards on four carries…caught his first career TD pass against Northern Arizona…averaged 21.5 yards per kick return on six attempts.
2010 Season: Appeared in all 11 games at running back and on special teams…rushed for 211 yards on 45 attempts…highest output came against Weber State where he rushed for 59 yards…had a long of 21 yards against the Wildcats…also caught eight passes for 57 yards during the season…had a 35-yard reception against Portland State…led the team with 24 kick returns for 498 yards…had a 38-yard return against Montana State for his season best…was credited for six tackles on special teams.
2009 Season: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman…ranked second on the team with 83 rush attempts and 344 yards…was second on the team in all-purpose yards with 838 yards…best rushing game came in the win over Northern Arizona where he had 27 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown…also had a season best rush of 37 yards in that game…scored a pair of touchdowns against Eastern Washington and one at Cal Poly…served as the team’s primary kick returner with 18 returns for 414 yards…had a 75-yard return against EWU and a 62-yarder against NAU…added 11 receptions for 80 yards…also had two tackles.
High School: Graduated from Oxnard HS in 2009…named first team all-Southern Section Northern Division as a utility player, first team all-Ventura County by the Ventura County Star and by the coaches and was the Pacific View League MVP as a senior…rushed for 1,464 yards and 25 touchdowns…also caught five passes for 165 yards and three scores, tallied 78 tackles as a defensive back, and returned punts and kicks…finished the season with 168 points for an average of 15.3 points per game…had at least one touchdown in all 11 games and had multiple scores in nine games…found the end zone four times against both Santa Barbara HS and Channel Islands HS…rushed for at least 100 yards in eight games…best showing came against San Marcos HS where he tallied 227 yards…averaged 133.1 yards per game and 8.5 yards per attempt…defensively, he had at least three tackles in all 11 games…recorded a season-high 11 stops against SBHS and Westlake HS…intercepted one pass and recovered a pair of fumbles…also earned all-Pacific View League as a sophomore and junior and helped the team to a pair of PVL titles.
Personal: Majoring in sociology…son of Latrice James.