Pitt Pro Day set for Wednesday
2015: Played in all 13 games, starting the final 12 contests at center…when he played in the opener against Youngstown State, it was his first contest since injuring his knee at Boston College on Sept. 5, 2014…helped Pitt produce a 1,000-yard rusher in tailback Qadree Ollison…selected a team captain.
2014: Started the initial two games at center (Delaware and Boston College)...sustained a season-ending knee injury in the first half at Boston College (Sept. 5).2013: Started all 13 games at center...garnered All-Bowl Team recognition from NFL.com and CollegeFootballNews.com for his performance in Pitt's 30-27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl victory over Bowling Green...helped Pitt produce 487 yards (255 rushing and 232 passing) vs. BGSU.
2012: Played in two games (Gardner-Webb and Louisville)...Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.
2011: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year starter on both sides of the ball at Central Dauphin (offensive guard and defensive tackle)...selected first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers...Pennsylvania Football News first team All-Class AAAA...first team All-Mid-Penn Commonwealth selection as both an offensive and defensive lineman...named Central Dauphin's Lineman of the Year each of his last three seasons...had 47 tackles and three sacks on defense and helped his team average more than 200 rushing yards per game on offense as a senior...led Central Dauphin to a 10-3 record and the District 3 semifinals his senior season...team qualified for the District 3 playoffs each of his four years...was named the offensive lineman MVP at the 2010 State College NIKE camp...rated the nation's No. 14 center by Scout...rated the No. 27 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and SuperPrep...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...played under Coach Glen McNamee...selected to play in the inaugural Chesapeake Bowl all-star game that showcases players from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C....earned a combined seven varsity letters at Central Dauphin, including four in football and three in basketball...National Honor Society...Academic Excellence Program...spearheaded a fundraiser for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition that raised more than $10,000.
PERSONAL: Arthur C. Rowell Jr., born 9/9/92, is the son of Art and Susan Rowell Sr....has one sister...earned his degree in finance and is now pursuing his MBA in Pitt's Katz Graduate School of Business...served as Pitt's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) president for 2014-15...is one of three ACC student-athlete representatives--and 15 student-athletes nationwide--who vote on proposed governance rule changes under the NCAA's Division I autonomy process.
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