Matt O’Dowd.
Matt O’Dowd.

By: Matt Rothman

Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas quarterback Matt O’Dowd is officially committed to continuing his college football career at Marist University in Poughkeepsie, NY.

A 2021 graduate from MSD, O’Dowd spent two years at LSU but did not appear in a game. However, he got to work under Heisman Trophy Winner Jaylen Daniels while the team made it to the Relia Quest Bowl and beat Wisconsin 35-31.

O’Dowd played two years on the varsity football team with MSD with former coach Quentin Short, leading them to a pair of District Championships. He threw for 1,396 yards and 15 touchdown passes and then picked up wins over Coral Springs and Coral Glades in 2020’s short season as he finished his high school career with a 10-2 record.

Marist is coming off a season where they had four wins over Valparaiso, Stetson, Columbia, and Presbyterian. Mike Willie coaches them and has had several players go on to play in the NFL. O’Dowd will have three years of eligibility remaining.

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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