Top NJ Athletes Countdown: No. 16
No. 16: Wayne Hills' Brian Dowling
The kid did everything.
Wayne Hills’ multi-faceted superstar Brian Dowling was everywhere on the football field; he was the team's running back, kick returner and defensive back. If you were going to watch Dowling’s Patriots, chances were you would witness him being a game-changer in at least one aspect.
In turn, the magical and historic football career for Dowling lands him at No.16 in MSG Varsity’s Top 31 New Jersey athletes countdown.
It was an amazing season for Dowling in 2010-2011. He broke three school records by tallying 74 career TDs, 5,554 career all-purpose yards and 46 carries in a game.
The contest in which he had 46 carries came against Ramapo, when he went for 326 yards and three scores in a winning effort.
His stats from this past season alone saw Dowling go for 1,804 yards, and 34 touchdowns. Most importantly, he steered the ship for Wayne Hills in winning the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 crown. The UMass-bound Dowling will get to continue wearing the maroon and white as he takes his talents from Wayne to Amherst come the fall.