Football



25  Tahj Mowry
Tahj Mowry

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
West Lake Village, Calif.

High School:
Westlake

Last College:
Savannah State

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 168

Position:
Running Back


UW This Season: Tahj Mowry transferred to Wyoming as a walkon in January of 2005 from Savannah State University in Savannah, Ga. As a freshman at Savannah State, Mowry was the starting punt and kickoff returner. He returned 22 kicks for 369 yards -- averaging 16.8 yards per return. A tough, intelligent player, he will challenge for playing time as a running back and return man with the Cowboys. He will have to sit out of competition in the 2005 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

2004: His freshman season at Savannah State, Mowry was named the NCAA Division I--AA Player of the Week.

High School: Mowry played his prep football at Westlake High School in Westlake, Calif. He earned All-CIF South Section honors his senior season, as well as being named to Prep Star magazine's All-Region team. He also was named to the All-Ventura County Team, and was a First Team All-Conference honoree. He rushed for 1,551 yards on 221 carries and scored 19 touchdowns his senior season of 2003. As a co-captain, Mowry helped lead Westlake High School to the 2003 CIF Division IV State Championship, posting a perfect 10-0 record. Westlake was ranked as the No. 1 high school team in the nation by "Power Rating", and was ranked No. 1 by the Los Angeles Daily News. Mowry was very civically active, serving as the spokesperson for the Elizabeth Glazier Pediatric Aids Foundation. His high school football coach was Jim Benkert. Out of high school, he was recruited by New Mexico, Savannah State and Wyoming.

Personal: Born May 17, 1986, he is one of four children of Darlene and Timothy Mowry. He has a cousin, Jammel Cook, who played college football at the University of Illinois and professional football with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. Mowry was the star of the TV comedy series "Smart Guy", which debuted on March 1, 1997, on the WB network. His twin sisters, Tamera and Tia, also starred in their own television series -- "Sister, Sister". Mowry has not yet declared a college major.

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